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France helps fund Pakistan's Munda, Harpo hydropower projects


Financing from the French Development Agency will allow for the construction of a pair of hydroelectric projects that will add a combined 785 MW of power to Pakistan's grid.

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NHA adds DOE Secretary Moniz, FERC Commissioner Clark to annual conference lineup


The National Hydropower Association is pleased to announce Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Tony Clark as speakers at the upcoming NHA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

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HRF, NHA seek input from hydro industry members


The Hydro Research Foundation and the National Hydropower Association are collaborating on a research and development survey of hydroelectric power industry members.

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Canada seeks public comment on Tazi Twe hydroelectric project


The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is seeking public comment on the potential environmental effects of the proposed Tazi Twe hydroelectric plant.


USSD annual conference begins next week


The United States Society of Dams will convene in San Francisco this coming week for its 34th Annual Meeting and Conference.

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Nova Scotia selects marine power developers for Bay of Fundy project


The Nova Scotia Department of Energy has selected a pair of marine and hydrokinetic technology developers to deploy arrays in the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) test site.

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NHA seeks nominations for 2014 Henwood Award


The National Hydropower Association is currently seeking nominations for the 2014 Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award.

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Ontario Waterpower Association, Parks Canada announce canal management collaboration


The Ontario Waterpower Association and Parks Canada have announced a collaboration to manage and develop the hydroelectric power potential of Ontario's national historic canal system.

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Subsea cable operator objects to FERC license for 600-kW Admiralty Inlet tidal project


Pacific Crossing, owner of PC-1, a subsea telecommunications cable linking the United States and Japan, is objecting to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval of a pilot project license for the 600-kW Admiralty Inlet Pilot tidal project to be installed near PC-1 in Washington's Puget Sound.


FERC takes input on new turbines at Portland General hydro project


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects on March 20 put out for comment an environmental assessment on a Portland General Electric project at the 136.6-MW Clackamas River Hydroelectric Project (No. 2195).

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Colorado Senate approves bipartisan small hydropower bill


A bipartisan bill that could aid the development of small hydropower in Colorado has been approved by the state's Senate.

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FERC approves hydrokinetic pilot license for 600-kW Admiralty Inlet tidal project


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a hydrokinetic pilot project license March 20 to the 600-kW Admiralty Inlet Pilot tidal project to be installed in Washington's Puget Sound.

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News related to the worldwide marine hydrokinetics industry from March-April 2014

Viewpoints from the Board Room: Black & Veatch


Steve Edwards - the new chairman, president, and chief executive officer of global engineering, consulting and construction firm Black & Veatch - discusses what he sees coming in the future of the hydropower industry globally and the role he sees Black & Veatch playing in that future.

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DRC's controversial Inga 3 hydropower project receives IDA technical assistance grant


The World Bank Group's Board of Directors approved a US$73.1 million International Development Association (IDA) grant to the Democratic Republic of Congo for the Inga 3 Basse Chute and Mid-size Hydropower Development Technical Assistance Project earlier today.

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News on the global hydroelectric industry from March-April 2014

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Japan makes grant for Malawi's Tedzani hydropower projects


A US$300 million grant from Japan to Malawi will be used for the development and construction of the Tedzani hydropower project.

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Upgrade Improves Usefulness of FERC Notices on


Subscribers to the premium content portion of the website now can access email addresses for contacts at hydroelectric projects licensed or permitted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.


FERC licenses Nevada project, receives conduit applications for two California projects


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a license for the 750-kW Humboldt River hydropower project in Nevada and received applications for conduit exemptions for two California projects in January.

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Government gives go-ahead for Nepal's 49.6-MW Super Dordi Kha hydro project


Nepal's Hydropower Development Board has given clearance for the 49.6-MW Super Dordi Kha hydroelectric project.

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