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Pakistani board reports on hydropower project progress

02/15/2013

A portfolio that includes 16 hydroelectric projects is expected to be online by 2020, according to a report given at the 92nd meeting of Pakistan's Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) this week

U.S. House passes hydropower energy policy with unanimous vote

02/13/2013

America's hydroelectric power sector received a boost as House Resolution 267, also known as the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013, received a unanimous 422-0 vote of approval before the U.S. House of Representatives earlier today.

Syrian rebels take control of 824-MW Tabqa hydroelectric project

02/12/2013

A group of rebels have taken control of the 824-MW Tabqa hydroelectric project and the lake it impounds, sources have reported.

PennWell, National Hydropower Association announce partnership to support hydroelectric power

02/12/2013

PennWell Corporation and the National Hydropower Association (NHA) announced a collaborative partnership that will focus on NHA's efforts to increase the role of hydroelectric power in the United States' power sector.

India waives requirements for several hydropower projects

02/11/2013

Development of hydropower projects in several Indian states could benefit from the country's Forest Advisory Committee (FAC), which reversed a recommendation requiring cumulative impact assessments for three new hydroelectric plants.

Armenia, Iran agree to terms for new run-of-river hydropower projects

02/06/2013

An agreement signed this week at the Armenian National Assembly will allow for the construction of two new hydropower projects along the Aras River on the Armenia/Iran border, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Zambia seeks consultants for multi-purpose dam development project planning

02/05/2013

The government of Zambia invites expressions of interest from consultants to consolidate and update the nation's water resources infrastructure development plan including development of multi-purpose dam projects.

Vietnam introduces dam safety draft legislation

02/05/2013

Hydropower project owners and operators will soon face penalties for not conducting routine safety inspections if a new piece of draft legislation is approved, sources have reported.

Laotian government signs land lease for 390-MW Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower project

02/04/2013

A 32-year land lease will allow investors to continue development of the 390-MW Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower project in Laos' Champassak and Attapeu provinces, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Chu announces resignation from U.S. Department of Energy

02/01/2013

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu has announced his decision to step down from the U.S. Department of Energy, pending the Senate's confirmation of a successor, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Are you ready for the world's largest hydroelectric power event?

01/31/2013

HydroVision International 2013 is shaping up to be the best HydroVision yet. Don't miss it.

Are you ready for the world's largest hydroelectric power event?

01/31/2013

HydroVision International 2013 is shaping up to be the best HydroVision yet. Don't miss it.

Salazar announces plan to leave government agency

01/31/2013

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced that he will leave the government agency by the end of March, having fulfilled the four-year commitment he made to President Barack Obama.

Salazar announces plan to leave government agency

01/31/2013

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced that he will leave the government agency by the end of March, having fulfilled the four-year commitment he made to President Barack Obama.

BC Hydro submits environmental impact assessment for proposed Site C hydro project

01/30/2013

Canadian utility BC Hydro has submitted an environmental impact statement for its proposed 1,100-MW Site C hydropower project to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office, HydroWorld.com has learned.

BC Hydro submits environmental impact assessment for proposed Site C hydro project

01/30/2013

Canadian utility BC Hydro has submitted an environmental impact statement for its proposed 1,100-MW Site C hydropower project to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Denali National Park improvement proposal includes new mini hydro project

01/29/2013

A multi-faceted piece of legislation introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, could see a new 50 kW micro hydro power plant fast-tracked for construction in Alaska's Denali National Park.

Denali National Park improvement proposal includes new mini hydro project

01/29/2013

A multi-faceted piece of legislation introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, could see a new 50 kW micro hydro power plant fast-tracked for construction in Alaska's Denali National Park.

New hydro projects provide big boost for Panama's installed capacity

01/29/2013

Statistics provided by Panama's Empresa de Transmision Electrica S.A. show the country's installed capacity generated by hydroelectric projects increased more than 13% in 2012, HydroWorld.com has learned.

New hydro projects provide big boost for Panama's installed capacity

01/29/2013

Statistics provided by Panama's Empresa de Transmision Electrica S.A. show the country's installed capacity generated by hydroelectric projects increased more than 13% in 2012, HydroWorld.com has learned.

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