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Group files to become Bhutan's first hydroelectric construction company


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

CAF, Sao Paulo teaming up for small hydropower study


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Energy producer Fortum has completed a deal that transferred ownership of 14 small hydropower plants to Kosienergia Oy effective March 30.

Group readying for Lake Sebu pre-feasibility study


Renewable energy company Euro Hydro Power (Asia) Holdings Inc. will launch a feasibility study for its 5-MW Lake Sebu hydropower plant in the Philippines, sources report.

India forming committee to fast-track small hydro projects


India's government has appointed a committee tasked with expediting the identification of small hydropower production sites, sources report.

Macedonia inks deals for 21 new small hydro plants


Investments estimated at more than US$53 million will help pay for 21 new small hydropower facilities in Macedonia, according to the country's ministry of economy.

Jamaican utility creates team to expedite renewable development


The Jamaican Public Service Company Ltd. (JPS) has formed an internal team designed to fast-track the addition of more renewable energy to the electrical grid.

Mavel to supply turbines for new Marseilles hydroelectric project


Mavel has been selected to provide four Pit Kaplan turbines for the new Marseilles Hydroelectric Power Plant.

PLN looks to increase capacity with small hydro power purchases


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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