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International Dams Meeting Comes to Seattle in August


The International Commission on Large Dams is holding its 81st Annual Meeting in Seattle, Wash., in August. This event is structured for those involved with the development, operation and maintenance of critical water resource infrastructure for dams around the world.

Pakistani prime minister inaugurates country's first independent hydropower project


Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammed Nawaz Sharif helped officially inaugurate the country's first the country's first privately-owned hydropower project earlier today, Asian news sources report.

Experts to discuss wave energy industry at upcoming event


As marine hydrokinetic technologies continue moving from concept to commercial viability, an international panel of experts is convening in Denver, Colo., to discuss this emerging sector of the hydropower industry.

Perspectives: Selected Highlights, Salutes, and Shout-Outs


This HydroVision International edition of Hydro Review is our biggest of the year.

Small hydropower takes center stage during COSHA annual conference


The Colorado Small Hydro Association will be holding its annual conference in conjunction with the world's largest event dedicated entirely to the hydropower industry, COSHA has announced.

Experts meeting to discuss dam safety in Denver


Dam safety is an issue around the world with billions living in areas that could potentially be affected by infrastructure failure.

Cameroon seeks local development plan for area of 30-MW Lom Pangar hydro project


Cameroon utility Electricity Development Corp. (EDC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to design and implement a local development plan for communities affected by construction of the 30-MW Lom Pangar hydroelectric project on Cameroon's Sanaga River.

Industry leaders urge Senate to move on hydropower project legislation


Dozens of industry members and energy associations joined forces with the National Hydropower Association in urging Senate leaders to enact hydroelectric regulatory improvement legislation.

FERC relicensing combines three hydro projects into 960.9-MW Coosa River


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has relicensed three Alabama Power Co. hydroelectric projects, combining them into a single 960.9-MW Coosa River project.

OWA, COO teaming up for hydroelectric power development workshop


The Ontario Waterpower Association and Chiefs of Ontario are conducting a workshop for members of the hydroelectric power industry with a focus on mutual capacity building.

Webcast offers insight into Brazil's hydroelectric power market


The organizers of HydroVision Brasil have announced an exciting opportunityfor all members of the hydroelectric power industry in anticipation of this year's conference and exhibition.

A Brown secures rights for hydropower project development in Philippines


Philippines-based real estate developer A Brown Company, Inc. has signed a deal with the country's Department of Energy to develop a 24 MW hydroelectric project in the Surigao del Sur province.

FERC receives application for 10-kW Corbett hydro project in Oregon


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission received a license application for a 10-kW hydro project on a water district system in Oregon during a slow month of May.

EREC adds ocean energy group


The European Ocean Energy Association has been accepted as a member of the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC), the group announced.

Obama nominates Colorado consultant Binz to be FERC chairman


President Obama has nominated Colorado consultant and former utility regulator Ronald J. Binz to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission with the intention to name Binz chairman once he is confirmed by the Senate.

Thoughts on Obama's Climate Change memorandum


It's apparent that President Barack Obama's new climate change plan could potentially have a significant and lasting impact on renewable energy production, but exactly what that means for the hydropower industry is about as clear as silt.

Presidential climate change memorandum includes hydroelectric power


A climate change plan unveiled by President Barack Obama at Georgetown University earlier today could have an impact on the hydroelectric power industry as the president works toward reducing the nation's carbon dioxide emissions.

FERC draft EIS recommends relicensing 82.3-MW Toledo Bend hydro project


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff has issued a draft environmental impact statement recommending the relicensing of the 81-MW Toledo Bend hydroelectric project on the Sabine River including a 1.3-MW expansion unit for total installed capacity of 82.3 MW.

Court allows Cemig to retain control of 424-MW Jauara hydropower plant


An injunction granted by Brazil's Superior Court of Justice will allow utility company Cemig to maintain control of the 424-MW Jaguara hydroelectric plant.

Permitting slowing power auction for Brazil's Sao Manoel hydroelectric project


Plans to auction power from the 700-MW Sao Manoel hydroelectric project by the end of 2013 might be delayed due to delays in the plant's environmental processing, has learned.

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