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Deadline for PennWell Wall of Honor sponsorships, nominations is June 24

06/02/2014

The PennWell Corporation is proud to once again feature the Wall of Honor as a prominent part of all its 2014 North America Power Events.

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Saas-Balen contemplates 4.6 MW small hydropower project

06/02/2014

Swiss village Saas-Balen and German developer Kraftwerke Mattmark AG (KWM) have begun an investigation on the possible construction of a 4.6 MW hydropower plant above the Fellbach waterfall.

Colorado enacts small hydropower development legislation

06/02/2014

A bill enacted Saturday by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will help aid the development of small hydroelectric power within the state.

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India, Bhutan committed to joint venture hydropower projects

05/30/2014

A recent meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay affirmed the countries' commitment to constructing more than 2,100 MW of additional hydroelectric power capacity in Bhutan.

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FERC licenses three hydro projects totaling 121 MW

05/29/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission licensed three hydroelectric projects in Louisiana and Illinois totaling 121 MW in April.

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Putin signs decree allowing for issuance of RusHydro shares

05/29/2014

Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree allowing Russian energy giant JSC RusHydro to issue additional shares, providing that the government's ownership in the share capital of the company does not fall below 60.5%.

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Myanmar approves Thanlwin River hydropower project

05/28/2014

The Myanmar Minister of Electric Power has granted approval to local company Asia World and China's Hanergy Group Holding Ltd. to develop a 1,400 MW hydropower plant along the Thanlwin River.

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Senate panel examines FERC nominees LaFleur, Bay

05/21/2014

President Obama's two nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission testified in a confirmation hearing May 20, facing senators' questions about FERC's enforcement policies and whether Obama's choice for FERC chairman, Norman C. Bay, is sufficiently experienced to replace the other nominee, Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur, as chairman.

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World Bank Group approves financing for Nepal's Kabeli-A hydroelectric plant

05/20/2014

The World Bank Group has approved US$84.6 million in financing that will be used to fund Nepal's 37.6-MW Kabeli-A hydroelectric plant.

Perspectives: All In for Hydropower

05/20/2014

I've observed and reported on numerous notable events in the hydropower industry over the past 24 years. Sometimes I catch myself wondering: "Have I seen it all?"

Significant changes proposed to Endangered Species Act criteria

05/16/2014

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service are proposing changes intended to improve implementation of the Endangered Species Act.

FERC denies small conduit designation for project on New York canal system

05/16/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has rejected a request to declare a proposed project on the New York State Barge Canal System to be a small conduit hydro project excluded from FERC jurisdiction.

Industry News

05/15/2014

News on hydroelectric power, pumped storage and more for May 2014

Marine Hydrokinetics

05/15/2014

News related to the marine hydrokinetics industry in North America for May 2014

More than just one more meeting

05/13/2014

During the average week, I attend quite a few meetings. This week, I have 15 (admittedly, this is an abnormal week, I do not usually have quite so many meetings).

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Yukon unveils long-term plan for hydroelectric power development

05/13/2014

The Yukon government has released a planning directive that calls for the comprehensive investigation of new large-scale hydroelectric power projects in the northwestern territory.

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Argentina seeks hydropower inventory of Iruya, Pescado rivers

05/09/2014

Argentina's federal planning ministry invites expressions of interest to study the hydropower potential of the Iruya and Pescado rivers, tributaries of the Bermejo River in northern Argentina.

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Hydroelectric power, other renewables forecast to grow, EIA report says

05/08/2014

A report released this week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration projects national growth amongst renewables -- including hydroelectric power -- in coming decades.

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Obama renominates LaFleur to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

05/07/2014

President Obama has renominated Commissioner Cheryl A. LaFleur to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Her nomination is subject to Senate confirmation.

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Eletrobras completes reports on proposed 8,000-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydroelectric plant

05/05/2014

Brazil's Eletrobras has completed a technical and financial appraisal of the proposed 8,000-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydropower project, the state-owned utility said.

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