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Massachusetts eyes net electricity metering by small hydropower projects

10/31/2014

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities issued notice of a technical conference to study proposed net electricity metering by small hydroelectric projects.

Gravity Renewables, Skidmore College partner for hydroelectric power deal

10/20/2014

Small hydroelectric power developer Gravity Renewables Inc. has partnered with New York's Skidmore College in an agreement that will enable the university to meet 18% of its energy needs with power generated at the Chittenden Falls hydropower facility. 

U.S. stimulus money helps upgrade 8.5-MW Station 2 hydro project in New York

10/13/2014

The federal government has awarded $2.8 million in stimulus money to Rochester Gas & Electric Corp. for improvements at RG&E's 8.5-MW Station 2 hydroelectric project on New York's Genesee River.

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10/10/2014

The latest news on global small hydroelectric facilities from September-October 2014

Burkina Faso seeks siltation study of 16-MW Bagre Dam hydropower project

10/09/2014

The government of Burkina Faso invites expressions of interest to study the level of siltation and availability of water resources at the 16-MW Bagre Dam hydropower project.

South Africa developer seeks study of 18-MW Meerkat hydro project

10/06/2014

South Africa developer Basil Read Energy (Pty) Ltd. seeks bids from U.S. firms to perform a feasibility study of the 18-MW Meerkat hydroelectric project, proposed for South Africa's Orange River.

Black & Veatch opens hydropower center in Singapore

10/03/2014

U.S.-based engineering and construction company Black & Veatch announced the opening of a Hydropower Centre of Excellence in Singapore to provide hydroelectric engineering and construction services in Southeast Asia.

FERC relicenses Texas-Louisiana hydro project, OKs expansion and exemption of Oregon projects

10/01/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission relicensed a Texas-Louisiana hydropower project, authorized expansion of an Oregon project and approved an Oregon conduit exemption during August.

Georgia seeks study, construction of 4.6-MW Marelisi hydro project

09/30/2014

Georgia's Ministry of Energy invites expressions of interest from firms to study, build, own and operate the 4.6-MW Marelisi hydroelectric project on Georgia's Bzholis Khevi River.

Haiti seeks instrumentation for 54-MW Peligre, Canneau dams

09/29/2014

Haiti's agriculture ministry seeks bids to supply gages and monitoring instrumentation at the 54-MW Peligre Dam hydroelectric project and at Canneau Dam on Haiti's Artibonite River.

Gilkes completes work on 700-kW Neaty micro hydro plant

09/29/2014

The 700-kW Neaty micro hydroelectric project is now in operation, according to equipment supplier Gilkes Energy.

Solomon Islands again pre-qualifies developers of 20-MW Tina River hydro project

09/23/2014

The government of the Solomon Islands again issued an invitation for pre-qualification to develop the 20-MW Tina River hydroelectric project on a build-own-operate-transfer basis.

U.S. lends $1.125 million for 1.8-MW Flannagan hydro project

09/23/2014

The U.S. Agriculture Department's Rural Energy for America Program has agreed to lend $1.125 million for development of the 1.8-MW Flannagan hydroelectric project on the Pound River in Virginia.

New York: Construction to start by 2016 on 14.08-MW Cannonsville hydro project

09/19/2014

New York City's Department of Environmental Protection formally announced plans to proceed with construction of the 14.08-MW Cannonsville hydroelectric project on an existing city water supply dam on the West Branch of the Delaware River in Delaware County, N.Y.

Burundi seeks accountant for 31.5-MW Jiji, 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydro projects

09/17/2014

Burundi's water and electric utility invites expressions of interest from accountants to handle records and accounts of the 31.5-MW Jiji and 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydroelectric projects being developed in Burundi's Bururi Province.

Canada invests in First Nation's 4.4-MW Winchie Creek hydro project

09/15/2014

The Canadian government announced it is investing C$554,487 (US$502,391) in the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation's 4.4-MW Winchie Creek hydroelectric project to be built in British Columbia.

Latin lender funds Colombia's 19.9-MW El Molino, 19.9-MW San Matias hydro projects

09/12/2014

The Inter-American Investment Corp. (IIC) has approved a US$12 million loan for development, construction and operation of the 19.9-MW El Molino and 19.9-MW San Matias hydroelectric projects on Colombia's San Matias River.

Vermont city buys 7.4-MW Winooski One hydroelectric project

09/10/2014

The city of Burlington has completed purchase of the 7.4-MW Winooski One hydroelectric project from developer Winooski One Partnership.

Iberdrola modernizes 45 small hydro projects in Spain

09/05/2014

Spanish utility Iberdrola reports it has modernized 45 of its 92 small hydropower projects in Spain over the last three years.

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.


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