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Latest Government & Policy News

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Hydroplant operator RusHydro announces consolidations, objectives for 2013

02/21/2013

Russian hydropower project operator JSC RusHydro has announced that it will reorganize the company's hydro engineering operations by consolidating its three subsidiaries into a unified operation.

Brazil

Hydro energy projects still king in Brazil

02/21/2013

Power produced by hydroelectric plants again accounts for the largest portion of the Brazil's total installed capacity, according to a report from Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica (ANEEL).

ZRA's 1,600-MW Batoka Gorge hydroelectric project progressing with ZESA debt repayments

02/19/2013

Debts being paid to Zambia from the state-owned Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) should help pave the way toward construction of the 1,600-MW Batoka Gorge hydroelectric project, sources have reported.

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International court sides with Indian hydroelectric plant developer in Neelum River dispute

02/18/2013

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) has upheld India's right to divert water from a Neelum River tributary for its 330-MW Kishanganga hydropower project.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Marla Barnes

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.

Marla Barnes

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.

Ken Salazar

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.

Ken Salazar

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.

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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.

Site C Hydropower Project

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.

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