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Kansas' 4.6-MW Bowersock Mills hydropower plant opening ahead of schedule

11/02/2012

A 4.6-MW expansion of the Bowersock hydropower plant on the Kansas River could start generating power a month earlier than expected, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Free Flow applies for seven licenses on Ohio's Muskingum River

11/01/2012

Hydro developer Free Flow Power Corp. has filed applications with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to license seven hydroelectric projects totaling 25 MW on the Muskingum River in Ohio.

Hydro Gains on Investment Slide

11/01/2012

Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports that 2012 investment in renewable and clean energy is expected to fall considerably short of the record $280 billion spent last year.

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11/01/2012

Uganda planning two new hydropower plants for West Nile region

10/30/2012

Officials in Uganda's Zombo District say the recently completed 3.5-MW Paidha hydroelectric plant is only the beginning in assuring the region has reliable energy, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Rouby of Cognac wins bid for work at France's 5.9-MW Panneciere hydroelectric project

10/29/2012

Hydropower engineer Hydrostadium has awarded a contract to Rouby of Cognac for work at the 5.9-MW Panneciere hydropower plant on France's Yonne River.

Modernizations under way at France's 5-MW Pont Baldy hydropower plant

10/23/2012

Energie Developpement Services du Brianconnais (EDSB) is modernizing its 5-MW Pont Baldy hydroelectric plant in Briancon, France.

China Hydroelectric announces sale of 30-MW Yuheng hydropower facility

10/22/2012

Small hydropower developer China Hydroelectric Corporation has entered into a Share Transfer Agreement for the sale of its 30-MW Yuheng hydro plant.

Hydro Ottawa recognized by Ontario Energy Association for accomplishments

10/19/2012

Utility company Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. has been named the 2012 Large Company of the Year in the Ontario energy sector by the Ontario Energy Association.

FERC OKs expansion of two Maine projects, licenses 4-MW Broken Bow

10/18/2012

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved license amendments expanding two Maine hydroelectric projects and licensed the 4-MW Broken Bow Re-Regulation Dam project in Oklahoma during September.

China Hydroelectric names interim CEO

10/18/2012

Energy developer China Hydroelectric Corp. has appointed an interim chief executive officer and assigned roles for the members of its board of directors, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Serbia continues hydroelectric expansion with 10 new small hydro plants

10/10/2012

Italy's Maccaferri Group will soon begin work on 10 small hydropower facilities along the Ibar River in southern Serbia, HydroWorld.com has learned.

China Hydroelectric announces settlement, new board of directors

10/09/2012

A month of turmoil at China Hydroelectric Corporation has led to the removal and replacement of a number of the company's top executives -- including former chief executive officer John D. Kuhns -- HydroWorld.com has learned.

EBRD approves loan for two Albanian hydropower projects

09/25/2012

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced it will fund a pair of small hydropower plants with a US$7.73 million loan.

Uganda's 3.5-MW Paidha hydropower plant now operational

09/17/2012

The commissioning of a 3.5-MW Paidha hydroelectric plant in Uganda's Zombo District will supply the West Nile sub-region with a reliable source of electricity.

Vietnam seeks bids to equip 7.2-MW A Roang

09/13/2012

Vietnam's Central Power Corp. seeks bids to supply hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment for the 7.2-MW A Roang hydroelectric project in Vietnam.

Brazil seeks construction of 8.25-MW Jequitai 1

09/10/2012

A government-owned company for development of Brazil's Sao Francisco and Parnaiba valleys seeks bids for civil construction of the 8.25-MW Jequitai 1 project.

Morgan Stanley-led group invests another $150 million in Chinese hydropower company

09/06/2012

A consortium led by financial group Morgan Stanley has invested US$150 million into China's Zhaoheng Hydropower Holdings Ltd., HydroWorld.com has learned.

French energy firm seeks bids to build 2.46-MW Fontenil

09/05/2012

French local energy company Energie Developpement Services du Brianconnais (EDSB) seeks bids to construct the 2.46-MW Fontenil hydroelectric project on Durance River at Briancon.

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09/01/2012

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