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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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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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Malaga to construct new small hydro plant in Peru

02/22/2012

Malaga Inc. and its partners Emerging Power Developers and Stucky S.A. will build a new 20-MW hydropower plant on Malaga's Pasto Bueno property in Peru.

Mavel continues work on South Korean hydropower projects

02/17/2012

Hydroelectric equipment manufacturer Mavel, a.s. has successfully commissioned two of five South Korean projects the company secured in April 2010.

16-MW Yuanping hydropower plant in China sold for US$22 million

02/13/2012

China Hydroelectric Corporation has entered into an equity purchase and sale agreement with the Fujian Dachuang Group to sell its 16-MW Yuanping project.

Small hydroelectric project in Zimbabwe gets approval

02/13/2012

An application to build a US$13 million small hydroelectric plant near Zimbabwe's Lake Mutrikwi has been approved by the Masvingo Rural District Council, sources report.

New Zealand's TrustPower working on new small hydro project

02/08/2012

New Zealand utility TrustPower has announced a new 3.8-MW hydropower generating plant, sources report.

Nicaragua seeks consultants to advance five small hydro projects

02/08/2012

Nicaragua's electric utility invites expressions of interest from consultants to design and prepare tender documents for construction of five small hydropower projects in Nicaragua's Region Autonoma del Atlantico Norte.

New bill could increase small hydropower in Poland

02/06/2012

Poland is looking to increase the share of renewable electricity within its energy mix from 10% to 15.5% over the next decade, and this would include investment in small hydro plants.

Berthol wins contract to redevelop Rivaz in Switzerland

02/01/2012

Swiss contractor Berthol has been awarded a contract to supply equipment for redevelopment of the 725-kW Rivaz 2 hydroelectric plant on Forestay Creek.

Guyana, EU teaming up for Chiung River Falls project

01/26/2012

The European Union (EU) will provide funding for a new 330-kW hydroelectric plant along Guyana's Chiung River, with the stipulation that the country construct a new secondary school first.

Ugandan small hydro project gets financial backing

01/24/2012

The Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) has arranged a US$24 million senior loan for the financing of a 14-MW run-of-river hydropower plant in Uganda.

Hydroelectricity growing worldwide, study indicates

01/24/2012

A recent report published by the Worldwatch Institute indicates hydropower consumption increased more than 5% between 2009 and 2010.

Ecuadorian utility names supplier for small hydro project

01/20/2012

Ecuadorian utility Empresa Electrica Quito (EEQ) has awarded a US$6.53 million contract to Ensilectric to manufacture and install electromechanical equipment for the 10-MW Victoria hydropower plant in Napo Province, sources report.

Royal Haskoning looks to boost power access in western Uganda with small hydro

01/20/2012

International consulting firm Royal Haskoning will soon begin work on a hydropower project that will provide electricity to 350,000 people in Uganda's rural western region.

Idaho preparing for new small hydro plant

01/16/2012

A new 1.27-MW hydroelectric plant is being planned for Idaho's Deer Flat canal, sources report.

Scottish utility exploring benefits of small hydro network

01/11/2012

Scottish Water will soon embark on an ambitious US$31 million plan that will see the utility's existing water treatment plants partially converted to produce hydroelectric power.

Swiss utility BKW acquires Italian hydro facilities

01/09/2012

BKW FMB Energy Ltd. is acquiring five small run-of-river hydropower plants from Italian energy utility Sorgenia, the company announced.


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