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    European bank seeks consultants for Kazakhstan renewable energy development plan, including hydro


    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invites expressions of interest from consultants to advance a renewable energy development plan in Kazakhstan that includes hydropower.



    Miles named director of Corps' Hydroelectric Design Center

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    Report to FERC shows no adverse effects from Maine tidal project

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    FERC director backs development legislation before Congress

    Viewpoints from the Boardroom: Enduring Energy and Enduring Hydro


    Kristina M. Johnson took her expertise in renewable energy from government service to the private sector, founding Enduring Energy LLC and Enduring Hydro LLC in 2011. She says the foundation of these businesses is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency and renewable energy such as hydropower.

    Perspectives: Brewpubs, Monkey Business, and Regulatory Efficiency


    Looking at the title of this month's column, you may think you are reading the wrong magazine. When have you EVER used the words brewpubs, monkey business, and regulatory efficiency to describe hydropower?!

    RusHydro takes control of environmental sustainability organization


    Russian hydropower project operator and energy giant RusHydro has assumed chairmanship of the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP), per proceedings at the organization's annual summit this past week.

    Laos, financial institutions working on hydro project development laws


    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced its plan to work with the Laotian government in developing draft laws that would help govern hydroelectric power development.

    Developer submits plans for Pakistani small hydro projects


    Pakistan’s National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has received two applications that, if approved, would allow for the construction of two new small hydroelectric projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

    FERC draft EIS recommends relicensing 182.5-MW Martin Dam


    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff has issued a draft environmental impact statement recommending the relicensing of the 182.5-MW Martin Dam hydroelectric project on Alabama's Tallapoosa River.

    European Small Hydropower Association invites industry to participate in EU's Sustainable Energy Week


    Members of the hydropower industry are hoping to use the European Union's upcoming Sustainable Energy Week to draw attention to hydroelectric policy and regulation.

    ANEEL authorizes Santo Antonio's 13th hydro turbine


    Brazil's Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletricqa (ANEEL) has authorized commercial production from the 13th hydro turbine installed at the Santo Antonio project.

    600-MW Russell pumped-storage project receives permission to run all units


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received permission to operate all four reversible turbine units simultaneously at its 600-MW Richard B. Russell pumped-storage plant after a decade of litigation, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    Licensee recommends FERC let 215 structures remain within Lake of the Ozarks boundary


    Hydro licensee Ameren Missouri has recommended the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission allow 215 remaining non-conforming structures to stay within the boundary of the 93-mile-long Lake of the Ozarks to complete a plan to end encroachment on project lands by some 4,000 private structures.

    Connecticut renewable energy policy revisions await gubernatorial approval


    Connecticut's Senate has approved revisions to a bill that would modify the state's renewable portfolio standards, leaving Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's signature as the last piece required for it to be enacted as law.

    Brazil's Jirau hydro project world's largest CDM-registered renewable plant


    The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has recognized Brazil's 3,750-MW Jirau hydropower plant under its Clean Development Mechanism.

    Jamaica seeks consultants to advance hydro development projects


    Jamaica's Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining (MSTEM) invites expressions of interest from consultants to advance hydro development projects at several sites on the island nation.

    National Dam Safety Awareness Day commemorates Johnstown disaster


    As Elias Unger awoke on the morning of May 31, 1889, he noticed that a record overnight downpour had caused Lake Conemaugh to almost crest the South Fork Dam, located down the hill from his farmhouse in central Pennsylvania.

    Connecticut House approves new renewable portfolio standards


    Legislation approved earlier this week in the Connecticut House of Representatives will allow large-scale hydroelectric projects to count towards the state's renewable energy portfolio -- but not without a caveat.

    FERC Chairman Wellinghoff submits resignation to president


    Chairman Jon Wellinghoff has submitted his resignation from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to President Obama.

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