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South Africa to use European funds for renewables plan including hydro

12/29/2009

The government of South Africa plans to promote renewable energy projects, including small hydropower using a 40 million euro (US$57.4 million) loan from the European Investment Bank.

Niger seeks environmental, social consultants for 125-MW Kandadji

12/16/2009

The government of Niger invites expressions of interest from consultants to update the environmental and social management plan in the area of the proposed 125-MW Kandadji Dam on the Niger River.

Wave and tidal power growing slowly, steadily

12/15/2009

Proponents of wave and tidal power have compared the state of this area of the renewable energy sector with the early days of wind power. The technology has great potential but still must prove itself before it can be widely deployed.

Alstom offers ALSPA Series 6 technology in North America

12/14/2009

Alstom’s Energy Management Business is offering its Series 6 suite of power plant control and automation technology to the North American market, the company reported.

Canada's Hydro Tech solves bearing problems at Africa hydro project

12/09/2009

Hydro Tech, Inc. and the Volta River Authority of Ghana, Africa, have completed the installation of two of six custom-designed thrust bearings at Ghana’s 1,020-MW Akosombo Generating Station, Hydro Tech announced.

Nile group seeks integrated water management study of Kagera Basin

12/09/2009

The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a feasibility study of an integrated water resources management program for the Kagera River Basin of Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Nile group seeks basin project studies in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania

12/03/2009

The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare feasibility studies and investment proposals for the Sio-Malaba-Malakisi River Basin of Kenya and Uganda and the Mara River Basin of Kenya and Tanzania.

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Nile group seeks studies of Kagera reservoirs including hydro

11/30/2009

The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform feasibility studies of multi-purpose reservoirs, including hydropower, in the Kagera River Basin of Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Kenya eyes hydropower investments in Ethiopia

11/24/2009

Kenya says it wants to invest in new hydroelectric plants in neighboring Ethiopia to cover a domestic shortfall in power supplies, Kenya Electricity Generating Co. told Bloomberg.

Egypt, Sudan seek sediment management at 1,200-MW Aswan

11/23/2009

The governments of Egypt and Sudan plan to seek equipment and consulting services for sedimentation mitigation and sustainable management of Lake Nasser/Nubia, formed by Egypt's 1,200-MW Aswan High Dam on the Nile River.

Niger seeks relocation consultants for 125-MW Kandadji

11/20/2009

The government of Niger invites expressions of interest from consultants for three contracts involving social and economic relocation of residents in the area of the proposed 125-MW Kandadji Dam on the Niger River.

Ethiopia to build 10 hydroelectric projects

11/19/2009

The government of Ethiopia said it will build 10 hydroelectric projects over the next decade at a cost of US$10 billion, according to Nazret.com, an online news service in Ethiopia.

World Bank study: Africa needs more hydropower

11/17/2009

A new study from World Bank shows that almost half of the $93 billion needed to improve Africa’s infrastructure must be spent on the construction of new power supplies.

Ethiopia celebrates completion of Tekeze hydroelectric project

11/16/2009

Ethiopia’s 300-MW Tekeze hydroelectric project, the largest public works project in Ethiopia’s history, is complete, said Colorado-based MWH, the engineering and construction firm that oversaw the design and construction.

Nile group to seek consultants for Kagera Basin including hydro

11/16/2009

The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) plans to recruit consultants to help develop the Kagera River Basin of Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda, including hydropower.

Alstom to supply equipment for Namibia's biggest hydroelectric plant

11/06/2009

Alstom Hydro, in consortium with Andritz Hydro, received a contract from Nam Power to supply equipment and penstocks for a 92-MW turbine-generator at Namibia’s Ruacana power plant.

South Africa seeks revised renewable energy policy

11/06/2009

The government of South Africa invites expressions of interest from consultants to revise the country's renewable energy policies, which include small hydropower.


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