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    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).

    Colorado Senate approves bipartisan small hydropower bill


    A bipartisan bill that could aid the development of small hydropower in Colorado has been approved by the state's Senate.

    DRC's controversial Inga 3 hydropower project receives IDA technical assistance grant


    The World Bank Group's Board of Directors approved a US$73.1 million International Development Association (IDA) grant to the Democratic Republic of Congo for the Inga 3 Basse Chute and Mid-size Hydropower Development Technical Assistance Project earlier today.

    Japan makes grant for Malawi's Tedzani hydropower projects


    A US$300 million grant from Japan to Malawi will be used for the development and construction of the Tedzani hydropower project.

    Upgrade Improves Usefulness of FERC Notices on HydroWorld.com


    Subscribers to the premium content portion of the HydroWorld.com website now can access email addresses for contacts at hydroelectric projects licensed or permitted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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