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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.

Georgia, USAID agreement hopes to see increase in private sector development projects

01/25/2013

A new partnership between the United States Agency for International Development and the Georgian government is intended to help spur private development of hydroelectric projects.

Georgia, USAID agreement hopes to see increase in private sector development projects

01/25/2013

A new partnership between the United States Agency for International Development and the Georgian government is intended to help spur private development of hydroelectric projects.

Hydro industry renewable energy policy passes U.S. House Committee

01/22/2013

House Resolution 267, also known as the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013, has passed the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee a week after the renewable energy policy was reintroduced to the legislature.

Hydro industry renewable energy policy passes U.S. House Committee

01/22/2013

House Resolution 267, also known as the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013, has passed the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee a week after the renewable energy policy was reintroduced to the legislature.

Pakistan sees Indus Water Treaty violations in proposed Pakal Dul hydroelectric plant

01/22/2013

Pakistan's Punjab Irrigation Department has objected to Indian plans for a new 1,500 MW hydroelectric plant at the Pakal Dul Dam, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Pakistan sees Indus Water Treaty violations in proposed Pakal Dul hydroelectric plant

01/22/2013

Pakistan's Punjab Irrigation Department has objected to Indian plans for a new 1,500 MW hydroelectric plant at the Pakal Dul Dam, HydroWorld.com has learned.

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