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Decision coming soon for 1,740 MW Santa Cruz hydroelectric projects, Argentina says

01/10/2013

Argentina's government will select from a pool of five international consortia for the construction of the 1,140-MW Presidente Nestor Kirchner and 600-MW Gobernador Jorge Cerpernic hydroelectric projects.

U.K. might reconsider Severn Estuary tidal power proposal

01/10/2013

Parliament's Energy and Climate Change committee is taking another look at a plan that would produce a US$40 billion, electricity-generating barrage across the Severn Estuary, HydroWorld.com has learned.

U.K. might reconsider Severn Estuary tidal power proposal

01/10/2013

Parliament's Energy and Climate Change committee is taking another look at a plan that would produce a US$40 billion, electricity-generating barrage across the Severn Estuary, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Massachusetts governor to decide on dam safety improvement bill

01/09/2013

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is considering a bill recently approved by the state's legislature that would help improve dam safety.

Massachusetts governor to decide on dam safety improvement bill

01/09/2013

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is considering a bill recently approved by the state's legislature that would help improve dam safety.

What's In Store for Hydro Power in 2013?

01/09/2013

This is one of those questions that you really need a crystal ball to answer. Hydropower is a dynamic industry that is constantly growing and changing. So what is on the horizon for this industry as we ring in 2013?

What's In Store for Hydro Power in 2013?

01/09/2013

This is one of those questions that you really need a crystal ball to answer. Hydropower is a dynamic industry that is constantly growing and changing. So what is on the horizon for this industry as we ring in 2013?

Philippines delays bidding for potential 40 micro hydro sites

01/09/2013

Bidding for at least 40 prospective mini-hydropower sites will be delayed until the second half of this year, the Philippines' Department of Energy announced this week.

Philippines delays bidding for potential 40 micro hydro sites

01/09/2013

Bidding for at least 40 prospective mini-hydropower sites will be delayed until the second half of this year, the Philippines' Department of Energy announced this week.

Droughts causing concern for Brazilian hydroelectric power producers

01/08/2013

An extended drought has Brazilian officials worried about the country's ability to meet consumer energy demand with hydroelectric resources, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Droughts causing concern for Brazilian hydroelectric power producers

01/08/2013

An extended drought has Brazilian officials worried about the country's ability to meet consumer energy demand with hydroelectric resources, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Nepal approves capacity increase of Upper Trishuli 3A hydropower project

01/04/2013

A recently approved plan to increase the capacity of Nepal's Upper Trishula 3A hydropower project from has not come without controversy, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Nepal approves capacity increase of Upper Trishuli 3A hydropower project

01/04/2013

A recently approved plan to increase the capacity of Nepal's Upper Trishula 3A hydropower project from has not come without controversy, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Washington legislator wants state to count existing hydro power resources as renewable

01/03/2013

An amendment to Washington's state constitution might gain official recognition for hydropower as a renewable energy source, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Washington legislator wants state to count existing hydro power resources as renewable

01/03/2013

An amendment to Washington's state constitution might gain official recognition for hydropower as a renewable energy source, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Hydro power association announces partnership with China Society for Hydropower Engineering

01/03/2013

The International Hydropower Association and the China Society for Hydropower Engineering (CSHE) have announced a collaboration that will lead to the establishment of an IHA National Office in China.

Hydro power association announces partnership with China Society for Hydropower Engineering

01/03/2013

The International Hydropower Association and the China Society for Hydropower Engineering (CSHE) have announced a collaboration that will lead to the establishment of an IHA National Office in China.

Massachussets legislature approves plan to improve dam safety

01/02/2013

The Massachusetts legislature has approved a US$17 million allocation that will pay for the repair or removal of unsafe, abandoned or useless dams, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Massachussets legislature approves plan to improve dam safety

01/02/2013

The Massachusetts legislature has approved a US$17 million allocation that will pay for the repair or removal of unsafe, abandoned or useless dams, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Future of Bolivia's 600-MW Rositas hydroelectric project still unsure

12/20/2012

Bolivia's Santa Cruz and Chuquisaca departments are discussing financing the 600-MW Rositas hydropower plant, local sources have reported.


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