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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.

International Renewable Energy Agency invites loan applications

12/20/2012

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) invites applications for concessional loans to facilitate renewable energy projects, including hydropower and ocean energy, in developing countries.

Belarus seeking Indian financing for trio of hydroelectric projects

12/19/2012

A recent diplomatic mission could see Indian hydropower investments in Belarus, according to the state-run Belarusian Telegraph Agency (BeITA).

Hydropower development continues in north India with 300-MW Lakhwad project

12/19/2012

The Indian government has approved the construction of the 300-MW Lakhwad hydroelectric plant in the northern state of Uttarakhand, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Canada's 824-MW Muskrat Falls gets official approval

12/18/2012

Canada’s controversial 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project received an official go-ahead from Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Kathy Dunderdale yesterday.

Brazil's 361-MW Maua hydroelectric plant now online

12/17/2012

Brazil's 361-MW Maua hydropower project is now in operation, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Nigeria working with two Chinese companies to build 700-MW plant on Northern Zungeru River

12/14/2012

Nigeria has signed an agreement with Sinohydro-CNEEC Corporation, composed of Sinohydro Corporation and China National Electrical Equipment Corporation, to build the 700-MW Zungeru hydroelectric plant on the Northern Zingeru River.

Canadian developer still eyeing hydro as power source for Nunavut capital

12/12/2012

A proposal from the Qulliq Energy Corporation could provide hydroelectric power to the capital of Canada's northernmost territory, should it be approved by the Iqaluit City Council.

ANEEL gives approval to two Brazilian hydropower projects

12/11/2012

Brazil's energy regulator has approved a pair of Eletrobras-owned hydroelectric plants, HydroWorld.com has learned.

AfDB signs loan agreement to finance "electricity highway" for hydropower

12/07/2012

The African Development Bank signed a loan agreement December 6 with the government of Kenya to finance a multinational electricity highway between Ethiopia and Kenya that will transfer power from hydroelectric facilities.


Zambian president calls for increase in hydroelectric investment

12/06/2012

Zambian President Michael Sata has directed state-owned Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation Ltd. (ZESCO) to increase its hydropower development.

Holdouts forcing Brazil to alter rate cut scheme

12/06/2012

Brazil's new set of controversial sweeping energy tax sector reforms will slash residential and industrial power rates by 16.7%, beginning February 2013, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Canada's 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydropower project gets federal loan guarantee

12/03/2012

Canada's controversial 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project moved one step closer toward becoming a reality last week as Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced a federal loan guarantee.

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