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Africa

World Bank via AGLI uses US$1 billion to support hydroelectric projects

05/21/2015 The World Bank Group announced US$1 billion to support the African Great...

“Ebola-free” Liberia resumes US$230 million rehabilitation project at 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric facility

05/20/2015 Rehabilitation and upgrade work was suspended at the 64-MW Mount Coffee ...

Green bonds and traditional funding combine to finance hydroelectric projects

05/05/2015 As funding needs increase for all types of hydroelectric and additional ...

Nigeria seeks dam safety training, design, studies, supervision of dam work

05/01/2015 The government of Nigeria invites expressions of interest from consultan...

Asia/Oceania

David Appleyard

Debating hydro’s sustainable future

05/29/2015

China prepares three marine hydrokinetic test sites as part of US$163.4 million program

05/28/2015 China is planning to construct marine hydrokinetic (MHK) test sites by 2...

Iran to build dozens of small hydro plants in Indonesia through 2020

05/27/2015 The Iranian government has finalized a deal to develop 48 small hydropow...

Afghans extend call for turbine-generator rehabilitation at 100-MW Naghlu hydro project

05/27/2015 Afghanistan national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) has e...

Europe

EDF developing tidal site

GE providing power conversion system for Paimpol-Brehat tidal energy array

05/28/2015 GE Power Conversion is supplying the electrical conversion system to be ...

Two workers die in “landslide” at Hamzadere Dam Irrigation System in Turkey

05/27/2015 Two construction workers died as the result of a landslide and additiona...

Voith ships massive component for Portugal's Frades 2 pumped-storage plant

05/26/2015 A spherical valve manufactured by Voith Hydro's manufacturing plant in C...
Savske Elektrarne Ljubljana

Slovenia utility seeks refurbishment of 200-kW Goricane hydro project

05/22/2015 Slovenia hydropower utility Savske Elektrarne Ljubljana d.o.o. seeks bid...

Latin America

Haiti seeks instrumentation, mechanical components for 54-MW Peligre, Canneau dams

05/29/2015 Haiti's agriculture ministry seeks bids to supply instrumentation for th...

Peru seeks supervision of hydropower studies in seven river basins

05/27/2015 The government of Peru invites expressions of interest from consultants ...
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Brazil's Aneel to auction operating concessions for 6 GW-worth of hydroelectric power capacity

05/19/2015 Brazilian power regulator Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletricqa (Aneel) ...

Bolivia seeks supervision of construction, equipment for 120-MW Misicuni hydro project

05/15/2015 Bolivia utility Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE) invites expressi...

North America

PG&E president to retire

President of hydro plant owner PG&E plans to retire by end of year

05/29/2015 Christopher P. Johns, president of hydro plant owner Pacific Gas and Ele...

U.S. extends call for turbine linkage upgrades at 810-MW Lower Granite hydro project

05/29/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to r...

Alstom wins contract for 28.5-MW Minidoka hydropower plant turbine overhaul

05/29/2015 The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $5.3 million contract to Al...

U.S. House, Senate entertain marine and hydrokinetic bills

05/29/2015 Two pieces of legislation introduced to Congress could help develop Amer...

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