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    Gimbel named Bureau of Reclamation deputy commissioner


    Jennifer Gimbel was named Reclamation's Deputy Commissioner for External and Intergovernmental Affairs in March, according to a release from the Bureau of Reclamation. 

    Bhutan, India sign hydroelectric power development agreement


    The governments of India and Bhutan have signed an agreement for the joint development of a number of hydropower projects earlier today in capital city Thimphu.

    Developer announces public hearing on proposed Tulumayo 4 hydropower project


    Peruvian developer Egenjunin Tulumayo IV S.A.C. will hold a public hearing in May to meet socioeconomic requirements for the proposed Tulumayo 4 hydropower project.

    DOE announces new opportunities for hydroelectric power technology developers


    The U.S. Department of Energy has made a pair of announcements designed to promote the development of hydroelectric power and other renewable energy technologies in support of the Obama administration's "all-of-the-above" plan.

    Executives at Brazilain hydroelectric power operators Cemig, CESP resign


    Two high-ranking board members from Brazilian utilities Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (Cemig) and Companhia Energetica de Sao Paulo (CESP) have resigned, according to separate announcements from both companies.

    Bank funding for 120-MW Itezhi-Tezhi hydro project to strengthen Zambia utility


    Utilizing funds for development of the 120-MW Itezhi-Tezhi hydroelectric project, the European Investment Bank (EIB) invites applications for pre-qualification to help strengthen Zambia Electricity Supply Corp. (ZESCO).

    ASDSO, ASCE meet with Alabama officials to discuss dam safety bill


    Experts from the Association of State Dam Safety Officials and the American Society of Civil Engineers met with officials from Alabama to discuss the implementation of a state dam safety program.

    New York Power Authority to relicense 1,160-MW pumped-storage hydro facility


    The New York Power Authority filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 10 a notice of a plan to seek a new license for the 1,160-MW Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Project.

    Rep. McMorris Rodgers to be honored, speak at upcoming NHA conference


    The National Hydropower Association has announced Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will be honored as one of the organization's Legislators of the Year for her advocacy of hydroelectric power.

    Hydroelectric projects, dams could be win-win for Pakistan


    Pakistan's hydroelectric power operators could be significantly vulnerable to climate change given the country's significant lack of water storage capacity, according to a report published by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

    Hydroelectric power continues to play important role in Latin American energy mix, WEC says


    A recent report from the World Energy Council emphasizes hydroelectric power's role in helping Latin America and the Caribbean meet an increasing demand for energy.

    France helps fund Pakistan's Munda, Harpo hydropower projects


    Financing from the French Development Agency will allow for the construction of a pair of hydroelectric projects that will add a combined 785 MW of power to Pakistan's grid.

    NHA adds DOE Secretary Moniz, FERC Commissioner Clark to annual conference lineup


    The National Hydropower Association is pleased to announce Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Tony Clark as speakers at the upcoming NHA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

    HRF, NHA seek input from hydro industry members


    The Hydro Research Foundation and the National Hydropower Association are collaborating on a research and development survey of hydroelectric power industry members.

    Canada seeks public comment on Tazi Twe hydroelectric project


    The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is seeking public comment on the potential environmental effects of the proposed Tazi Twe hydroelectric plant.

    USSD annual conference begins next week


    The United States Society of Dams will convene in San Francisco this coming week for its 34th Annual Meeting and Conference.

    Nova Scotia selects marine power developers for Bay of Fundy project


    The Nova Scotia Department of Energy has selected a pair of marine and hydrokinetic technology developers to deploy arrays in the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) test site.

    NHA seeks nominations for 2014 Henwood Award


    The National Hydropower Association is currently seeking nominations for the 2014 Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award.

    Ontario Waterpower Association, Parks Canada announce canal management collaboration


    The Ontario Waterpower Association and Parks Canada have announced a collaboration to manage and develop the hydroelectric power potential of Ontario's national historic canal system.

    FERC takes input on new turbines at Portland General hydro project


    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects on March 20 put out for comment an environmental assessment on a Portland General Electric project at the 136.6-MW Clackamas River Hydroelectric Project (No. 2195).

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