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Vietnam utility seeks bids to equip 2.8-MW So Vin hydro project

08/26/2014

Vietnam hydropower developer Son La Power Co. seeks bids to supply turbine-generators and other equipment for the 2.8-MW So Vin hydroelectric project in Vietnam's Muong Te commune of Son La Province.

Italian province seeks civil construction of 4.19-MW Belfiore small hydro project

08/25/2014

Verona's municipal utility seeks bids for civil works to complete construction of the 4.19-MW Belfiore small hydroelectric project in Belfiore, Verona Province, Italy.

U.K. developer begins construction of 750-kW Allt Choire small hydro project

08/20/2014

Scottish energy developer Green Highland Renewables began construction in August of the 750-kW Allt Choire a' Bhalachain small hydroelectric project on the southern side of Loch Garry in Scotland.

Dominican Republic utilities to optimize small hydro production

08/14/2014

Hydropower utility Empresa de Generacion Hidroelectrica Dominicana (EGEHID) and a sister transmission utility have agreed to cooperate to optimize production of small hydropower projects in the northern region of the Dominican Republic.

Latin bank helps fund Guatemala small hydropower program

08/12/2014

The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) has granted a US$669,000 partial credit guarantee to Financiera de Occidente S.A. (FIDOSA) to hedge financing for development of small hydropower generation in Guatemala.

Seven New York hydro plants offered in bankruptcy sale

08/08/2014

Seven hydroelectric plants in upstate New York, totaling 9.706 MW, are to be sold at auction in a bankruptcy sale of Trafalgar Power Inc. and Christine Falls of New York Inc.

Les Cedres, Stevens Creek hydropower projects join Hydro Hall of Fame

08/06/2014

Two additional plants were added to the Hydro Hall of Fame at this year’s HydroVision International closing awards luncheon and finale in Nashville, Tenn.

BluEarth receives loan for British Columbia small hydroelectric plant

07/31/2014

Canadian energy developer BluEarth Renewables Inc. has closed US$70.5 million in non-recourse construction and term debt financing with National Bank of Canada for its 15-MW Culliton Creek hydropower project.

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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