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News and information about the hydroelectric industry in Africa, including contract awards, new development projects, and multilateral bank financing.

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Marine Hydrokinetics

12/22/2014

News related to the worldwide marine hydrokinetics industry from November-December 2014

Dams & Civil Structures

12/22/2014

The latest news on dams and civil structures from November-December 2014

Small Hydro

12/19/2014

The latest news on global small hydroelectric facilities from November-December 2014

Tech Notes

12/19/2014

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology

World News

12/19/2014

News on the global hydroelectric industry from November-December 2014

Effects of Increased Solar and Wind Energy on Hydro Plant Operation

12/19/2014

In many countries, needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have led to increased installation of intermittent renewables such as wind and solar.

Preventing Problems through Past Experience

12/19/2014

With the potential for disaster at hydropower projects around the world, the lack of organized training programs becomes a prominent consideration in how companies manage their assets.

Harnessing the Hydropower Potential of an Irrigation Network in Japan

12/19/2014

The addition of hydropower generating capacity to an irrigation network in northern Japan is one step closer to completion. Several sites have been identified for the installation of VLH turbines, with a total capacity of 1.433 MW.

Viewpoint: Making MHK Commercial Means Considering Commerce

12/19/2014

Attending the Ocean Energy Europe event in Paris recently the considerable presence of developers and manufacturers signalled a long-term transformation for the sector, which - for tidal stream in particular - is now emerging as a technological reality.

EIB, other lending institutions invest in Guinea hydropower plant upgrades

12/15/2014

Financing by the European Investment Bank will increase the cumulative output capacity at four Guinea hydropower plants from 75 MW to 122 MW.

World Bank seeks investment analysis for Africa's Cubango-Okavango Basin

12/12/2014

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a multi-sector analysis of investment options while safeguarding the ecological status of the Cubango-Okavango River Basin of southern Africa.

Mozambique seeks Limpopo Basin water project, study of Mapai Dam

12/11/2014

Mozambique seeks firms for design and development of a large-scale water infrastructure project in the Limpopo River Basin as well as a feasibility study of a multi-purpose dam at Mapai in that basin.

Burundi seeks financial management consultant for 31.5-MW Jiji, 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydro projects

12/10/2014

Burundi's water and electric utility invites expressions of interest to serve as financial management consultant for the 31.5-MW Jiji and 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydroelectric projects being developed in Burundi's Bururi Province.

Senegal River agency seeks dam safety, environmental panel

12/04/2014

The multi-nation Senegal River management agency invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve on an expert panel on dam safety monitoring and environmental and social management in the Senegal Basin.

Tribute to respected hydropower, water resources expert John Briscoe

12/02/2014

We were saddened to learn of the recent death of John Briscoe, a respected expert on hydropower and water resources.

Kenya seeks tendering help for 120-MW Magwagwa, 50-MW Nandi Forest hydro projects

12/02/2014

The government of Kenya invites expressions of interest from consultants to assist in studies and tendering for public-private development of the 120-MW Magwagwa and 50-MW Nandi Forest multi-purpose hydroelectric projects in Kenya. Responses are due Dec. 11. 

Morocco extends deadline to pre-qualify for 350-MW Abdelmoumen pumped-storage

12/01/2014

Morocco utility Office National de l'Electricite et de l'Eau Potable (ONEE) has extended the deadline of applications for pre-qualification for turnkey construction of the 350-MW Abdelmoumen pumped-storage project on Morocco's Issen River (Oued Issen). Responses now are due December 19. 

Chinese firm signs EPC deal for Ghana's 60-MW Hemang hydropower plant

11/21/2014

Ghana's Ministry of Energy and Petroleum has signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract with the China International Water & Electric Corporation for the development of a 60 MW hydropower project in Ghana.

Happy consumption from hydro

11/21/2014

Hydro. For me, beginning work in October as an associate editor in the Hydro Group at PennWell Corp. was truly an immersion into Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide.

IHA calls for candidates for Mosonyi Award for Excellence in Hydropower

11/17/2014

The International Hydropower Association is now accepting proposals for candidates for its 2015 Mosonyi Award for Excellence in Hydropower.

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