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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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Iran to build dozens of small hydro plants in Indonesia through 2020

05/27/2015

The Iranian government has finalized a deal to develop 48 small hydropower plants in Indonesia within the next five years.

Vandals damage 3.3-MW Sanford small hydroelectric project on Tittabawassee River

05/26/2015

Power generation ceased as divers removed debris thrown into waters immediately astern of penstocks at the 3.3-MW Sanford hydroelectric project (Sanford) earlier this week. Around 2:50 a.m. on May 18, vandals caused damage at the facility located operated by Boyce Hydro Power, LLC, located on the Tittabawassee River in Midland County, Mich. 

Gravity Renewables acquires Vermont's Nantanna Mill small hydropower plant

05/18/2015

Small hydro developer Gravity Renewables has completed the acquisition of the 222-kW Dog River hydropower project, giving the Colorado-based company its second plant in Vermont.

Canton, Conn., seeks developer for 950-kW Upper Collinsville Dam hydro project

05/15/2015

The town of Canton seeks proposals to redevelop the 700- to 950-kW Upper Collinsville Dam hydro project on the Farmington River at Collinsville, Conn.

India shelves 3,097-MW Etalin hydroelectric project and restarts five small-hydro schemes

05/14/2015

India’s Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has shelved the run-of-river 3,097-MW Etalin hydroelectric project in Arunachal Pradesh, but in the northeastern most Indian state, five small-hydro projects are again active.  

House committee hears testimony related to small hydropower draft discussion bill

05/13/2015

Testifying earlier today before the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee, Maine Gov. Paul LePage pressed the government to advance a proposal that would further streamline the federal permitting process for qualifying hydropower projects of 5 MW or less.

Lucerne utility selects Andritz for Arni small hydropower plant upgrade

05/12/2015

Andritz Hydro AG has won a US$1 million contract to replace the turbine-generator unit of the 2.5-MW Arni hydropower plant in Switzerland.

Voith inaugurates small hydro center in Austria

05/12/2015

Global manufacturing conglomerate Voith has inaugurated a new Hydropower Technology Center, marking what the company calls "another milestone for small hydropower."

Slovakia small hydro modernization

Contract awarded to modernize 10 small hydropower projects in Slovakia

05/11/2015

Slovensky Vodohospodarsky Podnik, Slovakia’s water management agency, has awarded a €9.9 million (US$11 million) contract to Palestra a.s. of Slovakia to reconstruct and modernize 10 small hydropower projects in the country.

Samoa seeks reconstruction of three mini-hydro projects

05/11/2015

Samoa Electric Power Corp. (EPC) seeks bids to reconstruct three mini-hydropower projects totaling 4.69 MW.

Swiss seek equipment for three small hydro plants at 5-MW Fully hydro project

05/08/2015

Swiss hydropower operator Alpiq Suisse SA seeks bids to supply electro-mechanical and other equipment for three small hydro plants at the 5-MW Fully hydroelectric project at Fully, Switzerland.

French town offers hydropower concession to rebuild Paicherou Dam

05/05/2015

The town of Carcassone seeks bids for a concession to reconstruct Paicherou Dam and design, finance, construct, operate and maintain a hydropower project and fish passage structure at Carcassone in France's Aude Department.

Swiss utility seeks turbine-generator for 2.7-MW Realp 2 small hydro project

05/05/2015

Swiss utility Elektrizitatswerk Ursern seeks bids to supply a turbine-generator and other equipment for the 2.7-MW Realp 2 small hydropower project at Realp, Switzerland.

India developer seeks electro-mechanical equipment for 7.5-MW Sarsuma hydro project

05/04/2015

Developer SAS Hydel Projects Pvt. Ltd. seeks bids to supply electro-mechanical equipment for the 7.5-MW Sarsuma small hydropower project being built in Damoh District of Madhya Pradesh State.

Serbia seeks electrical, mechanical equipment to refurbish seven small hydro projects

04/28/2015

Serbia utility Elektroprivreda Srbije seeks bids to supply and install electrical and mechanical equipment for reconstruction of seven small hydroelectric projects totaling 9.98 MW.

London investment firm acquires GHR, Scottish small-scale hydroelectric company

04/23/2015

Ancala Partners LLP, a London, England-based infrastructure investment firm has acquired Green Highland Renewables (GHR), which is a Scottish renewable energy company heavily involved in developing small-scale hydroelectric facilities.

French engineer seeks gates, turbines for two hydro projects

04/17/2015

Hydropower engineer Hydrostadium seeks bids to supply gates to the Saint-Pierre-en-Faucigny hydro project and turbines to the 1.86-MW Hautefage hydro project. 

Swiss utility seeks turbine-generators for 170-kW Seyon Aval hydro project

04/16/2015

Swiss utility Viteos SA seeks bids to supply turbine-generators for the 170-kW Seyon Aval hydroelectric project on the Seyon River at Neuchatel.

French hydro operator seeks work to add turbine-generator to 1-MW Aya hydro project

04/15/2015

A French hydro operator seeks bids for civil works, earthwork and mechanical work to install a second hydroelectric turbine-generator at the 1-MW Aya hydroelectric project on France's Ardalos River. 

Small hydro project approved for Liberia

Agreement signed to develop small hydroelectric plant in Liberia

04/14/2015

Hummingbird Resources has signed a collaboration agreement to begin planning and developing a small hydroelectric plant in southeast Liberia.

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