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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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Mavel wins contract for Czech Libechov project

12/22/2011

Mavel has been awarded a US$6.98 million contract by developer Mercator Energy to equip the 4.59-MW Libechov hydroelectric project on the Elbe River in the Czech Republic.

Jamaican utility announces developer for new small hydro facility

12/22/2011

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has announced plans to develop a new hydroelectric power plant in Maggotty, Jamaica.

Serbian utility gets $59 million loan for small hydro projects

12/21/2011

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development approved a 45 million euro (US$59 million) loan to Serbia's state-owned utility for renovating and building small hydropower plants.

Nicaragua names firms to build, equip 1.548-MW Wiwili

12/14/2011

Nicaragua's energy and mines ministry has named two firms to build and equip the 1.548-MW Wiwili hydroelectric project in Jinotega Department.

China city names four groups to build 11 small hydro projects

12/13/2011

Yichang's small hydropower agency has awarded contracts worth US$52.8 million to four Chinese groups to build 11 small hydroelectric projects in China's Hubei Province.

HMV Ingenieros expanding small hydropower capacity in Colombia

12/08/2011

Colombian power and engineering company HMV Ingenieros will add up to 200 MW in small hydroelectric capacity in the coming years, news sources report.

Hydropower industry represented during annual Platts Global Energy awards

12/06/2011

Several members from hydroelectric-related industries received honors from the 13th annual Platts Global Energy Awards held this month in New York City.

Macedonia awards geology contract for Lukovo Pole Dam, 5-MW Crn Kamen

10/27/2011

A Macedonia utility has awarded a contract to Civil Engineering Institute Makedonia to provide geological investigation services for construction of Lukovo Pole Dam on the Kosovo border and construction of the 5-MW Crn Kamen hydro plant.

Nordic banks finance program to build, upgrade Norway small hydro

10/18/2011

The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and Norway's Sparebanken Vest have approved a 500 million kroner (US$88.9 million) loan for construction and upgrade of small hydropower projects in Norway.

Canada developer, native group advance 66-MW McLymont, 16-MW Volcano

10/14/2011

Energy developer AltaGas Ltd. and the Tahltan Central Council have signed agreements to advance construction of the 66-MW McLymont Creek and 16-MW Volcano Creek hydroelectric projects in the Tahltan Nation's territory in British Columbia.

Construction, equipment contracts awarded for Norway's 5.6-MW Nye Folkedal

09/29/2011

Norwegian consultant Norconsult AS awarded contracts to two Norwegian companies for construction and electro-mechanical equipment for the 5.6-MW Nye Folkedal hydroelectric project in Norway.

Italy utility awards turbine contract for 6.16-MW Ributino

09/07/2011

Italian utility Azienda Specializzata Settore Multiservizi SpA (ASSM) has awarded a contract to Voith Hydro SpA to supply replacement turbine-generators for ASSM's 6.16-MW Ributino hydroelectric project.

Energy, Interior award $17 million to hydro research and development

09/06/2011

The U.S. Departments of Energy and Interior awarded $17 million over three years to research and development efforts designed to advance hydropower technology.

Consultants sought to develop Rwanda renewables strategy

08/24/2011

The government of Rwanda invites expressions of interest from consultants to help develop a renewable energy strategy for the African nation.

Small hydro training course planned by Alternate Hydro Energy Centre in India

08/18/2011

The Alternate Hydro Energy Centre of the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee is planning a training course related to small hydropower.

Kyrgyzstan small hydro program seeks hydrologic equipment

08/15/2011

A United Nations small hydro development program seeks bids to supply hydrologic measurement equipment for use in Kyrgyzstan.

Czech developer awards contract for Steti hydro plant construction

08/11/2011

Developer Energeia o.p.s. has awarded a contract worth more than US$50 million to Czech Republic-based firm Metrostav a.s. for construction of the 5.2-MW Steti small hydroelectric project.

Nicaragua seeks bids to build 1.548-MW Wiwili

08/10/2011

Nicaragua's energy and mines ministry seeks bids for construction of the 1.548-MW Wiwili hydroelectric project in Jinotega Department.

Jamaica seeks studies of five small hydro projects

08/03/2011

Petroleum Corp. of Jamaica (PCJ) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform pre-feasibility and feasibility studies of five small hydropower projects throughout the island nation.

Kinlochleven small hydropower scheme approved in Scotland

07/26/2011

A new small hydroelectric project has been given the go-ahead by the Scottish Government, the government reported.


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