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Yellowstone's new micro hydro turbine now online

01/24/2013

A new 230 kW micro hydro turbine at Yellowstone National Park will equate to as much as US$80,000 per year in energy savings, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Uganda seeks geotechnical consultants for 4.36-MW Nyagak 3 mini hydro project

01/24/2013

Uganda Electricity Generation Co. Ltd. (UEGCL) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform geological and topological studies for the proposed 4.36-MW Nyagak 3 mini-hydropower project in Uganda.

Uganda seeks geotechnical consultants for 4.36-MW Nyagak 3 mini hydro project

01/24/2013

Uganda Electricity Generation Co. Ltd. (UEGCL) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform geological and topological studies for the proposed 4.36-MW Nyagak 3 mini-hydropower project in Uganda.

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Hydro industry renewable energy policy passes U.S. House Committee

01/22/2013

House Resolution 267, also known as the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013, has passed the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee a week after the renewable energy policy was reintroduced to the legislature.

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Hydro industry renewable energy policy passes U.S. House Committee

01/22/2013

House Resolution 267, also known as the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013, has passed the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee a week after the renewable energy policy was reintroduced to the legislature.

Albanian government approves construction of three new micro hydro projects

01/22/2013

Albania's territorial regulation body has granted licenses for the construction of three small hydroelectric projects.

Albanian government approves construction of three new micro hydro projects

01/22/2013

Albania's territorial regulation body has granted licenses for the construction of three small hydroelectric projects.

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Sri Lanka micro hydro rehabilitation projects receive boost from new ADB loan

01/18/2013

Sri Lanka's National Development Bank (NDB) will use a US$1.29 million credit line from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to rehabilitate and repair 19 micro hydro projects, HydroWorld.com has learned.

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Sri Lanka micro hydro rehabilitation projects receive boost from new ADB loan

01/18/2013

Sri Lanka's National Development Bank (NDB) will use a US$1.29 million credit line from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to rehabilitate and repair 19 micro hydro projects, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Reservoir Capital subsidiary granted concession to develop three small hydroelectric projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina

01/16/2013

The government of the Republika Srpska (an autonomous region of Bosnia and Herzegovina) has granted REV d.o.o. Foca, a subsidiary of Reservoir Capital Corp., a 30-year concession to develop and build three small hydroelectric facilities on the Cehotina River.

Reservoir Capital subsidiary granted concession to develop three small hydroelectric projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina

01/16/2013

The government of the Republika Srpska (an autonomous region of Bosnia and Herzegovina) has granted REV d.o.o. Foca, a subsidiary of Reservoir Capital Corp., a 30-year concession to develop and build three small hydroelectric facilities on the Cehotina River.

Washington, D.C.

Hydro industry energy policy reintroduced on Capitol Hill

01/16/2013

A bipartisan renewable energy policy designed to promote hydroelectric development has been reintroduced to the U.S. House of Representatives by Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Diana DeGette , D-Colo.

Washington, D.C.

Hydro industry energy policy reintroduced on Capitol Hill

01/16/2013

A bipartisan renewable energy policy designed to promote hydroelectric development has been reintroduced to the U.S. House of Representatives by Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Diana DeGette , D-Colo.

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BHEL inaugurates second of two new small hydro turbines at Tajikistan's 9.5-MW Varjob

01/15/2013

Indian manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has completed the rehabilitation and modernization of Tajikistan's 9.5-MW Varjob micro hydro plant.

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BHEL inaugurates second of two new small hydro turbines at Tajikistan's 9.5-MW Varjob

01/15/2013

Indian manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has completed the rehabilitation and modernization of Tajikistan's 9.5-MW Varjob micro hydro plant.

Philippines' Department of Energy

Philippines delays bidding for potential 40 micro hydro sites

01/09/2013

Bidding for at least 40 prospective mini-hydropower sites will be delayed until the second half of this year, the Philippines' Department of Energy announced this week.

Philippines' Department of Energy

Philippines delays bidding for potential 40 micro hydro sites

01/09/2013

Bidding for at least 40 prospective mini-hydropower sites will be delayed until the second half of this year, the Philippines' Department of Energy announced this week.

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Suweco announces development of nine small hydropower projects in Philippines

01/07/2013

Renewable energy developer Sunwest Water and Electric Company (Suweco) has announced a US$220.3 million plan that will see nine small hydropower project built on the Philippines' Panay Island.

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Suweco announces development of nine small hydropower projects in Philippines

01/07/2013

Renewable energy developer Sunwest Water and Electric Company (Suweco) has announced a US$220.3 million plan that will see nine small hydropower project built on the Philippines' Panay Island.

FERC reports 6.5-MW expanded Kansas River hydropower project in service

01/07/2013

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reports Bowersock Mills & Power Co. placed in service the 6.5-MW Expanded Kansas River project during the month of November.

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