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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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U.S. Army seeks micro-hydropower project at West Point

07/30/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites applications for qualification to build a micro-hydropower project at the U.S. Army Garrison at West Point.

Hydro Ottawa acquires 10 run-of-river hydro projects from Fortis

07/29/2015

The acquisition of 10 hydroelectric projects by Hydro Ottawa from Fortis, Inc., adds about 31 MW of cumulative capacity to the Canadian utility's fleet.

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07/28/2015

The latest news on global small hydroelectric facilities from July-August 2015

Southeast Asia Goes Small

07/28/2015

Southeast Asia is home to some large hydropower projects currently under development, but it is also making progress on small hydro.

Dewey Lakes, River Mill and Prairie du Sac join Hydro Hall of Fame

07/27/2015

Representatives for three facilities inducted into the Hydro Hall of Fame received their awards during HydroVision International 2015, held July 14-17 in Portland, Ore. 

Union Group acquires Peru's 5.3-MW Canchayllo small hydropower plant

07/22/2015

The Union Group has acquired the 5.3-MW Canchayllo hydropower project in Peru as part of an acquisition that includes developer Empresa de Generacion Electrica Canchayllo S.A.C.

FERC license received for 5.25-MW Braddock Locks and Dam hydro project

07/22/2015

Hydro Green Energy LLC announced it received its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license for the 5.25-MW Braddock Locks and Dam hydroelectric project in Allegheny County, Pa.

Agricultural hydropower in Hawaii

Hawaii likely to pass bill to expand agricultural hydropower

07/13/2015

News sources are reporting that Hawaii Gov. David Ige is expected to sign a bill into law today that allows the development of hydroelectric facilities with a capacity up to 500 kW on agricultural land if these projects are combined with agricultural activities.

Liberia seeks small hydro, mini-grid feasibility studies

07/06/2015

The government of Liberia invites expressions of interest for a feasibility study of two small hydropower projects and design of mini-grids to provide electricity to areas of Lofa County, Liberia. 

City asks FERC to reinstate, transfer licenses for Connecticut hydro projects

07/02/2015

Under terms of an act of Congress, the town of Canton, Conn., has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reinstate the licenses of two Connecticut hydroelectric projects and to transfer the licenses to the city.

Nepal seeks rehab construction of 640-kW Sundarijal hydro project

07/01/2015

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) seeks bids for construction and equipment rehabilitation of the 640-kW Sundarijal hydroelectric project in Nepal.

Alaska's 174-kW Packer Creek hydroelectric plant comes on line

06/30/2015

Alaska borough Chignik Lagoon is hoping to see decreased energy costs following the recent completion of the 174-kW Packer Creek hydroelectric plant.

Staff updates FERC on work to implement Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act

06/26/2015

In a report to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, FERC staff has outlined actions to advance hydropower development under provisions of the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act.

Slovenia utility extends call to refurbish 200-kW Goricane hydro project

06/24/2015

Slovenia hydropower utility Savske Elektrarne Ljubljana d.o.o. has extended the deadline for bids for construction to refurbish the 200-kW Goricane hydropower project in Slovenia.

FERC: Small conduit hydro project may utilize head from unrelated dam

06/19/2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has declared a qualifying small conduit hydropower project may be excluded from FERC jurisdiction if it utilizes the hydropower potential of a dam as long as the dam is not integral to the small conduit project.

Small hydro development act awaits enactment in Hawaii

06/17/2015

Hawaiian legislators have passed a bill that could allow for the development of micro hydroelectric projects on the state's agricultural land should Gov. David Ige sign off on the new law.

Samoa extends call for reconstruction of three mini-hydro projects

06/16/2015

Samoa Electric Power Corp. (EPC) has extended the deadline for bids to reconstruct three mini-hydropower projects totaling 4.69 MW.

Slovenia utility seeks EM equipment to refurbish 200-kW Goricane hydro project

06/08/2015

Slovenia hydropower utility Savske Elektrarne Ljubljana d.o.o. seeks bids to supply electro-mechanical equipment for refurbishment of the 200-kW Goricane hydropower project in Slovenia.

IIC approves financing for Peru's 17.4-MW Yaracaya hydroelectric plant

06/03/2015

The Inter-American Investment Corporation has approved a loan of up to US$12 million to Peruvian company Huaura Power Group S.A. to fund the construction and operation of the 17.4-MW C.H. Yarucaya hydropower plant.

RWE Innogy opens Scotland's 3.5-MW Black Rock small hydro plant

06/02/2015

European small hydropower developer RWE Innogy UK has officially opened the 3.5-MW Black Rock project in Scotland.

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