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Brazil's EPE approves 17 hydropower projects for upcoming A-5 auction


Brazil's energy research agency, Empresa de Pesquisa Energetica (EPE), has included 17 hydropower projects in its upcoming A-5 power auction.

Hydropower project operator BC Hydro seeks feedback on draft resource plan


Canadian utility and hydropower project operator BC Hydro has been directed to conduct a final round of consultations on its most recent draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) with First Nation groups, key stakeholders and the public.

U.S. ambassador calls for investments in Nepalese hydroelectric power sector


A recent conference call hosted by United States Ambassador to Nepal Peter Bodde is hoped to generate American interest in the south Asian country's hydroelectric power market, according to the U.S. Embassy.

Seattle passes final hurdle for FERC relicense of 1,003-MW Boundary hydro project


Seattle announced it overcame the final hurdle to relicensing the 1,003.253-MW Boundary hydroelectric project with the deadline for appeals of its new Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hydropower license.

Sunbury Weir micro hydro project halted by local council


Plans to install a 440 kW micro hydro project at Sunbury Weir on the River Thames have been suspended due to concerns about the developer's proposal, has learned.

Pakistani official says World Bank to support 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydropower project


The World Bank has agreed to provide US$14 billion for the construction of Pakistan's 4,500-MW Diamer-Bhasha hydropower project, the Kuwait News Agency has reported.

Keeping a weather eye on FERC


One of my responsibilities as senior editor of the Hydro Group for PennWell is to keep the premium content subscribers on apprised with regard to hydro project activity taken by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

IHA's Richard Taylor discusses hydroelectric power's place in upcoming World Energy Congress


With the 22nd World Energy Congress less than two months away, industry leaders from around the world are set to descend on Daegu, South Korea, for a five-day forum on a global sustainable energy future.

Reclamation forecasts lower water release to Lake Mead in 2014


The Bureau of Reclamation has used data projections of Lake Powell and Lake Mead reservoir elevations that a release of 7.48 million acre-feet from Lake Powell is required in water year 2014, per the 2007 Colorado River Interim Guidelines for Lower Basin Shortages and Coordinated Operations.

FERC approves third attempt to license 9-MW Enloe hydro project


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved the third attempt by Okanogan County Public Utility District to license the 9-MW Enloe hydroelectric project in eastern Washington.

HydroVision Brasil extends Hydroelectric Projects of the Year nomination deadline


The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines have extended the deadline to nominate hydropower projects for the HYdroVision Brasil 2013 Projects of the Year program.

ICOLD Annual Meeting under way in Seattle


The International Commission on Large Dams is holding its 81st Annual Meeting in Seattle this week, marking the event's first return to the United States since 1988.

Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nation to participate in Tazi Twe hydropower project environmental studies


The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) has allocated about US$50,000 to the Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nation for its participation in federal environmental assessments of the proposed Tazi Twe hydroelectric project.

India's Supreme Court halts hydropower project development in Uttarakhand


India's Supreme Court has prohibited central and state governments from granting any further environmental or forest clearances for hydroelectric projects in the country's northern Uttarakhand state until further notice.

SMC, K-Water announce joint venture for 246-MW Angat hydropower project


The Korean Water Resources Corporation (K-Water) and the Filipino conglomerate San Miguel Corporation (SMC) have announced a joint venture for the development and operation of the 246-MW Angat hydropower project, according to documents filed with the Philippine Stock Exchange.

Hydroelectric power industry leaders, policy makers react to bill enactment


Hydroelectric power's place in America's energy mix has been cemented following the enactment of House Resolutions 267 and 678 by President Barack Obama this past week, industry advocates said.

Sithe Global pulls backing from Amaila Falls hydropower project


An American investor has withdrawn its support from the 165-MW Amaila Falls hydroelectric project, citing Guyana's inability to reach consensus on a number of key legislative arrangements needed for the plant's development.

Obama signs hydroelectric power bills; H.R. 267 and 678 now federal law


Both the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 and the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act were signed into law by President Barack Obama earlier today.

HydroVision International 2013 Attendee Choice Awards announced



The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines announced the HydroVision International 2013 Attendee Choice Award recipients during recent event's closing luncheon.

Brazilian trade group urges hydroelectric project development


The development Brazil's hydroelectric power sector was a key topic of discussion during FIESP's 14th International Meeting of Energy in Sao Paulo.

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