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Peru gives go-ahead to 600-MW Chadin 2 hydropower plant

02/21/2014

Peru's government has given its approval to an environmental impact study conducted by developer Odebrecht Energia for its 600-MW Chadin 2 hydropower project.

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Japanese auto giant hopes to capitalize on Bhutan's hydroelectric power surplus

02/21/2014

Bhutan and Japanese car manufacturer Nissan have signed a deal that will make use of the Himalayan country's abundance of hydroelectric power.

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Philippines DOE approves awards contract for four small hydro projects

02/20/2014

The Philippines' Department of Energy has awarded contracts four small hydropower plants being developed in Negros Occidental by the Basic Energy Corporation.

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Nicaraguan ministry gives provisional licenses for three small hydro plants

02/20/2014

Nicaragua's Ministry of Energy and Mines has granted provisional licenses for three small hydropower projects, HydroWorld.com has learned.

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FERC grants new permit for 240-MW Alaska tidal energy project

02/19/2014

On Feb. 12, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved a successive preliminary permit for Turnagain Arm Tidal Energy Corp. for a tidal energy project in Alaska.

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Hydroelectric power legislation moves to Washington's House

02/19/2014

The Washington State Senate has passed a bill that would allow utility companies to designate incremental hydroelectric power as "renewable".

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Reclamation seeks feedback on draft LOPP directive and standard

02/17/2014

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has issued and is now seeking public comment on a temporary Reclamation manual release directive and standard.

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FERC cancels permit for 1,000-MW Don Pedro Pumped-Storage project

02/17/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has canceled the preliminary permit of a Symbiotics LLC affiliate to study development of the 1,000-MW Don Pedro Pumped-Storage project on California's Tuolumne River.

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FERC offers to help hydro licensees respond to California drought

02/14/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has advised 128 hydropower licensees as well as state and federal resource agencies that it will perform swift review of license amendment requests to conserve water during California's drought.

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Colorado passes legislation to ease small hydro development

02/13/2014

The Colorado House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation earlier today that will streamline the development of small hydropower within the state.

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European bank seeks consultants for Tajikistan's hydro-rich power sector

02/13/2014

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invites expressions of interest from consultants to help restructure Tajikistan's hydro-rich electricity sector.

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World's largest hydroelectric power event three-peats as "Fastest 50" recipient

02/12/2014

HydroVision International, the world's largest event dedicated to the hydroelectric power industry, has again been recognized by Trade Show Executive as one of the fastest-growing tradeshows in the United States.

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Corps seeks information on classroom instruction in dam seismic stability

02/12/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information from firms interested in providing classroom instruction on seismic stability of earthen dams for Corps employees.

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From Russia With Love... And Hydropower

02/12/2014

I was only three years old when former U.S. President Ronald Reagan stood in front of West Berlin's Brandenburg Gate in 1987 and famously challenged Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.

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Swansea Bay tidal lagoon development group files official applications

02/10/2014

Energy development group Tidal Lagoon Power Ltd. has reached a significant step in the development of a 320 MW project by submitting a Development Consent Order to United Kingdom authorities.

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Hydroelectric power and Russia's energy future

02/10/2014

With the eyes of the world on Russia as Sochi hosts the 22nd Winter Olympic Games, HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide chief editor David Appleyard and HydroWorld.com online editor Michael Harris turn their eyes to the state of Russia's power market.

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Obama nomination to elevate FERC staffer Bay to chairmanship

02/06/2014

President Obama has nominated Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Enforcement Director Norman C. Bay to be a FERC commissioner, with the intention to name Bay chairman once he is confirmed by the Senate.

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USACE Lt. Gen. Bostick to speak at HydroVision International keynote

02/06/2014

The organizers of HydroVision International 2014 are pleased to announce that U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lieutenant General Thomas P. Bostick will participate as a keynote speaker at the upcoming conference and exhibition in Nashville, Tenn.

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Developers close financing for 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydropower project

02/05/2014

Financial closing for Canada's 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric plant has been achieved, international business law and litigation firm Fasken Martineau said.

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Nepal hydroelectric power developer announces public offering

02/05/2014

The Securities Board of Nepal has given its approval for Ridi Hydropower Development Company Ltd. to float 1.1 million units of ordinary shares to the public with the following months.

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