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Hydroelectric plants with a capacity of 20 MW or less are a valuable niche of the hydro industry, providing local power in underdeveloped countries and sources of new capacity in established markets.

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Vermont following Colorado's lead for small hydro development

05/17/2012

A bill that would benefit hydropower developers in the state of Vermont is making its way toward Governor Peter Shumlin's desk.

Nicaragua seeks consultant to advance 2.5-MW Montecristo

05/17/2012

Nicaragua's electric utility invites expressions of interest from consultants to design and to prepare tender documents for construction of the 2.5-MW Montecristo hydroelectric project in San Sabastian de Yali, Jinotega Department.

Minerco to liquidate Honduran hydropower plant

05/15/2012

Renewable energy developer Minerco Resources Inc., has announced that it will sell its 4-MW Iscan hydroelectric plant in Honduras.

Design consultant picked for Jamaica's 12.6-MW Black River hydropower project

05/15/2012

Global development consultancy Mott MacDonald has been selected as designer and technical advisor by Kier Construction Limited for a US$27 million hydroelectric project.

Czech firm seeks turbine-generator for Plzen-Hradste small hydro

05/04/2012

Hydro developer RenoEnergie a.s. seeks bids to supply a turbine-generator for the Plzen-Hradste small hydroelectric project on the Uhlava River near Pilsen in the Czech Republic.

Group hopes to stimulate small hydropower development with new support program

05/01/2012

A program created by the Global Village Energy Partnership International aims to jumpstart small hydroelectric development in Tanzania.

Kemijoki Oy picks Metso for automation system work

04/25/2012

Finnish electric utility Kemijoki Oy has selected technology supplier Metso for automation work at two hydroelectric plants.

Voith Hydro wins contract for work at 7-MW Steti hydropower facility

04/23/2012

Voith Hydro has signed a contract with Metrostav a.s. and Zakladani staveb a.s. as general contractor for electromechanical equipment at the Steti hydropower station.

Serbia prepares for 10 more small hydroelectric projects

04/16/2012

Construction of 10 new small hydropower plants along Serbia's Studenica and Ibar rivers will begin this summer, according to a release from the city of Kraljevo.

RenoEnergie awards second contract for work on Roudnice hydro project

04/11/2012

Sdruzení firem MVE Roudnice nad Labem has been awarded a contract worth about US$11 million for work on the Czech Republic's 4.2-MW Roudnice hydroelectric project.

Kosienergia Oy purchases 14 small hydro plants from Fortum

04/04/2012

Energy producer Fortum has completed a deal that transferred ownership of 14 small hydropower plants to Kosienergia Oy effective March 30.

Group readying for Lake Sebu pre-feasibility study

03/28/2012

Renewable energy company Euro Hydro Power (Asia) Holdings Inc. will launch a feasibility study for its 5-MW Lake Sebu hydropower plant in the Philippines, sources report.

India forming committee to fast-track small hydro projects

03/27/2012

India's government has appointed a committee tasked with expediting the identification of small hydropower production sites, sources report.

Macedonia inks deals for 21 new small hydro plants

03/26/2012

Investments estimated at more than US$53 million will help pay for 21 new small hydropower facilities in Macedonia, according to the country's ministry of economy.

Jamaican utility creates team to expedite renewable development

03/14/2012

The Jamaican Public Service Company Ltd. (JPS) has formed an internal team designed to fast-track the addition of more renewable energy to the electrical grid.

Mavel to supply turbines for new Marseilles hydroelectric project

03/08/2012

Mavel has been selected to provide four Pit Kaplan turbines for the new Marseilles Hydroelectric Power Plant.

PLN looks to increase capacity with small hydro power purchases

03/05/2012

State-owned utility PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) has signed agreements to purchase power from 130 small hydropower plants, sources report.

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