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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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Hydroelectric power returns to England's Cragside estate

07/30/2014

The world's first home to be lit by hydroelectricity is once again being powered by water following the installation of a new Archimedes screw turbine at England's Cragside estate.

Contract awarded for Rochetaillee small hydropower plant installation

07/29/2014

The town of Saint-Etienne has awarded a contract worth US$1 million to Cegelec/Ellipse Mandataire Cogelec to install a micro hydropower project at a pressure break in the municipality of Rochetaillee, France.

Armstrong finances NKE, IDE for small hydropower development in Indonesia

07/21/2014

Asian financial firm Armstrong Asset Management has announced its plan to spend up to US$22.5 million in developing and operating a 50 MW portfolio of mini-hydroelectric power plants in Indonesia.

Danube agency seeks fish ladder for Austria's 6.5-MW Nussdorf hydro project

07/17/2014

Austria's Danube River flood control agency Via Donau - Osterreichische Wasserstrassen-Gesellschaft mbH seeks bids to design and construct a fish ladder at the 6.5-MW Nussdorf hydro project on the Danube in Austria.

Royal HaskoningDHV, TIRASA developing four small hydro projects in Indonesia

07/17/2014

Dutch consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV is developing four mini hydropower projects along Indonesia's Merawu River that will add a cumulative capacity of about 15.6 MW to the country's grid.

Mibugawa announces new small hydropower project for Fukushima

07/14/2014

Mibugawa Power and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Marubeni, have begun construction of a 175 kW small hydropower project in Fukushima Prefecture's Minami Aisu County.

Achieving European small hydro growth

07/10/2014

The recent ESHA (European Small Hydropower Association) Hidroenergia congress and trade fair in Istanbul heard a keynote presentation from Professor Bernhard Pelikan of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna.

Hawaiian co-op expresses interest in small hydro, pumped-storage projects

07/09/2014

Power generated by a new Gay & Robinson Inc. small hydropower project on Lauai's Olokele Ditch will be purchased by the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, according to a tentative agreement from the co-op's board of directors.

Volcan buys 1.25-MW Tingo small hydropower plant from Trevali

07/07/2014

Peruvian mining company Volcan has submitted a corporate filing to capital market regulator Superintendencia del Mercado de Valores (SMV) to purchase the 1.25-MW Tingo small hydropower project.

First Nations, CEBC sign agreement for small hydro development in British Columbia

07/03/2014

A memorandum of understanding signed this past week sets up an agreement between BC First Nations and the Clean Energy Association of BC (CEBC) to cooperate in developing British Columbia's renewable sector, including hydroelectric power.

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07/01/2014

The latest news on global small hydroelectric facilities from July-August 2014

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07/01/2014

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology from July-August 2014

Bosnia seeks feasibility study of 11.5-MW Babino Selo hydro project

07/01/2014

Utility Elektroprivreda of Bosnia and Herzegovina invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a feasibility study and other preparatory work for the 11.5-MW Babino Selo hydroelectric project in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Rwanda complete 2.2-MW Rukarara 2 small hydropower project

06/27/2014

Rwanda officials are hoping a recently completed 2.2-MW Runkarara 2 small hydropower station will help improve the lives of residents in the country's rural Nyamagabe district.

Papua New Guinea seeks hydro program consultant, EPC contractor for 3-MW Ramazon hydro project

06/27/2014

Papua New Guinea utility PNG Power Ltd. invites expressions of interest for a program implementation specialist as well as bids for engineering, procurement and construction of the 3-MW Ramazon hydroelectric project on Papua New Guinea's Ramazon River.

Vietnam utilities seek bids to equip 7.5-MW Nam Nghe, 7.5-MW Dak Pring hydro projects

06/25/2014

Two Vietnam hydropower developers seek bids to supply turbine-generators and other equipment for the 7.5-MW Nam Nghe and 7.5-MW Dak Pring hydroelectric projects in Vietnam.

RusHydro to construct three small hydropower plants in North Caucasus region

06/19/2014

Russian energy giant RusHydro will develop three small hydropower plants in the North Caucasus region after the projects were selected for implementation through a recent renewable energy sources auction.

ADB provides loan, grant for Solomon Islands' 750-kW Fiu River hydropower plant

06/17/2014

The Asian Development Bank has signed grant and loan agreements with the Solomon Islands that will help the country's government develop the 750-kW Fiu River hydropower project in Malaita province.

Durham city center receives 100 kW hydroelectric power project

06/11/2014

Developers of a mixed-use project in Durham City, England, have installed a 100 kW Archimedes screw turbine that will provide about 75% of the energy needed by the complex.

U.S. bumps O&M bidding another month for 14-MW Philpott hydro project

06/10/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers extended the bidding deadline nearly another month to provide operation and maintenance of the Corps' 14-MW Philpott hydroelectric project in Virginia.


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