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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

Zambezi authority seeks gate, spillway investigations at Kariba Dam hydro complex

08/28/2015 The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) invites applications for pre-qualifica...

Phase 2 begins for Kenyan US$580,000 320-kW Ndurumo micro-hydroelectric project

08/27/2015 Phase 2 of the Ndurumo hydroelectric project on the Kathita River in Mer...

Consultants sought for two-nation Africa grid linked to 18.65-MW Boali 1, 2 hydro projects

08/26/2015 The national utility of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites e...
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Kenya tea agency breaks ground on Lower Nyamindi small hydro project

08/21/2015 The Kenya Tea Development Agency Ltd. broke ground Aug. 18 on its 1.8-MW...

Asia/Oceania

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Hydro dam role in water management

08/28/2015 The significance of dams in regulating water flows has been highlighted ...

China Three Gorges buys majority shares in two Brazilian hydropower projects

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

Pakistan extends bidding for six-unit turbine-generator refurbishment at 1,000-MW Mangla hydro project

08/27/2015 Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has extended th...

Indonesia's PLN signs agreement to develop commercial tidal power plant

08/26/2015 State-owned utility PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) and British marin...

Europe

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 ...

Canada utility extends switchgear bidding for 180-MW Bridge River 1 hydro project

08/26/2015 Canadian utility BC Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to replace ...

Latin America

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...

Brazil's Colider, Baixo Iguacu hydropower projects receive Copel financing

08/17/2015 An earnings statement from Copel shows the Brazilian utility intends to ...

North America

BC Hydro seeks turbine inlet valves for 158-MW Cheakamus hydro project

08/28/2015 Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to supply replacement turbine inlet...
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Fish passage plans finalized for Cle Elum Dam

08/28/2015 A $100 million fish passage package is being installed at Cle Elum Dam o...
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Hydro dam role in water management

08/28/2015 The significance of dams in regulating water flows has been highlighted ...

Nalcor selects preferred contractor for 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydropower project

08/28/2015 Nalcor Energy has selected firm Barnard-Pennecon JV Ltd. as the preferre...

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