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News and information related to the five regions of the world: Africa, Asia/Oceania, Europe, Latin America and North America.

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Africa

Africa fund seeks civil, EM works for Uganda's 10-MW Achwa 3 hydro project

09/02/2015 The Africa Renewable Energy Fund (AREF) invites expressions of interest ...

Kenya water agency seeks dam safety design, supervision for Thika Dam rehabilitation

09/02/2015 Kenya's Athi Water Services Board invites expressions of interest to per...
IHA new hydropower report

International Hydropower Association releases 2015 Hydropower Status Report

09/01/2015 The International Hydropower Association announces availability of its 2...

Rwanda leases 22 small hydroelectric plants to private consortium

08/31/2015 On Aug. 27, Rwanda’s Ministry of Infrastructure government announced it ...

Asia/Oceania

JSW Energy refinances US$1.1 billion in hydroelectric project debt

09/02/2015 JSW Energy Ltd., based in Mumbai, India, is refinancing about US$1.1 bil...
Acquiring two Nepal projects

InvestBank acquires majority stake in Tila-1 and Tila-2 hydropower projects in Nepal

09/02/2015 InvestBank Corp. has acquired a 70% equity stake in the 440-MW Tila-1 an...

HZ Windpower receives approval of its MHK study

09/01/2015 Chongqing Haizhuang Windpower Equipment Co. Ltd. (HZ Windpower), based i...
IHA new hydropower report

International Hydropower Association releases 2015 Hydropower Status Report

09/01/2015 The International Hydropower Association announces availability of its 2...

Europe

IHA new hydropower report

International Hydropower Association releases 2015 Hydropower Status Report

09/01/2015 The International Hydropower Association announces availability of its 2...

Proposed changes to U.K.'s FiT program met with backlash from small hydro sector

08/28/2015 Changes to the United Kingdom's Feed-In Tariff program could have a nega...

France inaugurates Le Croisic MHK test site

08/28/2015 On Aug. 25, France officially inaugurated the Site d’ Experimentation en...

Ireland-Wales micro-hydroelectric research study funded with US$1.5 million

08/28/2015 Although current in-water system hydropower technology cannot yet offer ...

Latin America

IHA new hydropower report

International Hydropower Association releases 2015 Hydropower Status Report

09/01/2015 The International Hydropower Association announces availability of its 2...

China Three Gorges buys majority shares in two Brazilian hydropower projects

08/27/2015 Brazilian infrastructure group Triunfo Participacoes e Investimentos S,A...

Bolivia utility seeks design, bidding documents for 5-MW Huacata hydro project

08/19/2015 Bolivia utility Empresa Electrica Valle Hermoso (EVH) seeks bids to perf...

Proposal could ease financial burden imposed on hydropower project operators during Brazil's drought

08/19/2015 A provisional decree approved by Brazil's legislature yesterday wou...

North America

Corps awards contracts for Addicks, Barker dam safety construction

09/02/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $71.9 million contract to...

Arc flash mitigation bidding extended again at U.S. 25.5-MW Minidoka, 176.5-MW Palisades U.S. hydro projects

09/02/2015 The bidding deadline has been extended again for arc flash mitigation at...

6,809-MW Grand Coulee hydropower project unaffected by 4.2 magnitude earthquake

09/02/2015 The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's Grand Coulee Dam was not damaged when a...

Colorado joins list of states opposed to EPA's Clean Power Plan

09/01/2015 The Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan continues to stir...

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