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Dutch company to supply 25 hydropower units to Nepal

06/20/2012

Dutch turbine manufacturer Tocardo International has closed a deal to sell 25 of its T100 generating units to Glow Tech Solutions of Nepal.

Colombia's 19.9-MW Hidromontanitas hydroelectric plant operational

06/18/2012

Colombian power company Celsia has begun commercial operation of its 19.9-MW Hidromontanitas hydropower project, HydroWorld.com has learned.

RusHydro, Kazakhmys sign deal for small hydroelectric development

06/14/2012

Utilities RusHydro and Kazkhmys have signed a tentative deal that would see the Russian energy conglomerate construct up to 300 MW-worth of small hydroelectric plants in Kazakhstan, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Albania looking to sell four hydropower plants to foreign investors

06/08/2012

The Albanian government is interested in selling four state-owned hydropower plants to private investors, according to information provided by the country's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Energy.

India's Assam State planning massive small hydro expansion

06/04/2012

A partnership between the Assam Power Project Development Company Ltd. and Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd. could create as many as 149 new small hydropower projects, Indian sources report.

Hawaii decides not to pursue 1.5-MW Waimea hydropower project

06/01/2012

Hawaii governor Neil Abercrombie has announced a new 1.5-MW hydropower facility will not be constructed due to recent feasibility studies.

Aboitiz Power expanding hydro portfolio with two new generating facilities

05/25/2012

Filipino management and investment group Aboitiz Power Corp. announces its plan to construct two run-of-river hydroelectric plants: 16.4-MW Sita and 11.8-MW Simod.

Group files to become Bhutan's first hydroelectric construction company

05/23/2012

An application filed last week with Bhutan's Ministry of Economic Affairs should give the south Asian country its first hydropower construction company, HydroWorld.com has learned.

CAF, Sao Paulo teaming up for small hydropower study

05/21/2012

The Andean Development Corporation and the governor of Brazil's Sao Paulo state have signed an agreement that will provide non-reimbursable funds for the research and evaluation of small hydropower plants.

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.

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