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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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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.

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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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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.

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.

Poland utility seeks turbine modernization at 312-kW Bobrowice 2

12/27/2012

Polish utility Tauron Ekoenergia sp. z.o.o. invites applications for pre-qualification to modernize the two turbine-generators of the 312-kW Bobrowice 2 hydroelectric project on Poland's Bobr River.

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Portland signs deal for in-pipe hydro system

12/21/2012

Renewable power developer Lucid Energy Inc. and the City of Portland are set to begin construction of an in-pipe hydroelectric system.

Bank seeks consultant for small hydro data, mapping services

12/17/2012

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to provide small hydropower resource mapping services over four years.

Canadian developer still eyeing hydro as power source for Nunavut capital

12/12/2012

A proposal from the Qulliq Energy Corporation could provide hydroelectric power to the capital of Canada's northernmost territory, should it be approved by the Iqaluit City Council.

Bank seeks consultant for Russia small hydropower study

12/05/2012

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to assess the technical and economic potential of developing small hydropower in Russia's Nizhny Novgorod region.

Greenko acquires 14-MW Sumez hydroelectric project in Himachal Pradesh

12/05/2012

Indian renewable energy company Greenko has acquired the 14-MW Sumez hydropower plant, moving the company closer to its target of 1,000 MW of hydroelectric production by 2015.

Investment group completes acquisition of Allegheny River hydropower projects

12/04/2012

Energy Investors Funds has acquired the Allegheny 8 and Allegheny 9 hydropower projects through its United States Power Fund IV.

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