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Mexican energy regulatory CRE approves five hydropower projects


Mexico's Comision Reguladora de Energia has approved five private hydropower projects that will add 365 MW of installed capacity.



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DOE's Energy Information Administration closed due to government shutdown


The U.S. Department of Energy has shut down the Energy Information Administration, effective October 11, due to the lapse in appropriations caused by Congress's failure to pass a new federal budget.

Peru's Chaglla hydropower project receives important rights-of-way authorization


The Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines has granted rights of way essential for the construction of the 406-MW Chaglla hydropower plant.

Proposal could make hydroelectric power purchase mandatory for Indian utilities


A new proposal could require India's utilities to purchase a mandatory amount of hydroelectric power as the country works to wean itself off fossil-fueled forms of power generation.

FERC receives draft application for 260-MW Mineville underground pumped-storage project


Developer Moriah Hydro Corp. has filed a draft hydropower license application, seeking Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval of the 260-MW Mineville pumped-storage project, to be located completely underground in an abandoned mine complex in New York.

Peruvian legislators introduce bill to expedite hydroelectric power development


Peruvian legislators have submitted a bill to the country's congress that seeks to speed the approval process for hydroelectric projects with capacities greater than 20 MW.

Government shuts down Vietnam's Dong Nai 6, 6A hydropower projects


The Vietnamese government has rejected proposals for the 135-MW Dong Nai 6 and 106-MW Dong Nai 6A hydropower projects, citing the results of a recent environmental impact report.

TVA announces record hydroelectric power production in FY 2013


The Tennessee Valley Authority broke its 40-year old record for electricity generated within a fiscal year, TVA announced following the close of the 2013 fiscal year on September 30.

Bank seeks consultants to advance private hydro development in Guinea


The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to help Guinea's Ministry of Energy advance private hydro development in Guinea.

Government shutdown postpones FERC workshop on Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has postponed a hearing on implementation of the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 as a result of a shutdown of the federal government due to Congress' lack of agreement on spending measures.

Government shutdown's impact on hydropower industry unclear


Clouds of uncertainty hang over Washington D.C. after Congress was unable to pass the federal budget before the new fiscal year began at 12 a.m. this morning, sending the government into its first shutdown since 1995.

Four hydropower projects honored during HydroVision Brasil 2013


The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines congratulate the winners in the 2013 Hydro Projects of the Year awards program, presented this past week during HydroVision Brasil in Sao Paulo.

Controversial Obama nominee withdraws from bid to be FERC chairman


Facing the prospect of a negative recommendation from the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, controversial Colorado consultant Ronald J. Binz withdrew his nomination by President Obama to chair the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Work OK to resume at Brazil's 1.8-GW Teles Pires, court rules


Brazil's Supremo Tribunal Federal has reversed a decision that halted work on the country's 1.8-GW Teles Pires hydroelectric plant, per a ruling by Judge Ricardo Lewandowski this week.

Pakistan, India at odds over four hydropower project proposals


Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed concerns within the country's National Assembly about four Indian hydropower projects that potentially violate the Indus Waters Treaty.

Norway seeks evaluation of national dam safety program


Norway's petroleum and energy ministry seeks bids to evaluate the government's program to assure dam safety in Norway.

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