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Reports: Iraqi Kurds close to retaking strategic Mosul Dam

08/18/2014

Iraqi Kurdish forces are close to retaking control of Mosul Dam from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) following more than a dozen air strikes by the United States on Monday, multiple sources report.

India prime minister dedicates 44-MW Chutak, 45-MW Nimoo Bazgo hydro projects

08/14/2014

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the 44-MW Chutak and 45-MW Nimoo Bazgo hydroelectric projects Aug. 12 in his first visit to the Ladakh Region of Jammu & Kashmir State since becoming prime minister.

Philippines approves energy contract for 350-MW SNAP-Ifugao hydro complex

08/12/2014

The Philippines Department of Energy has approved a renewable energy service contract with SN Aboitiz Power Group for the proposed three-plant 350-MW SNAP-Ifugao hydroelectric complex in the Philippines.

Pakistan seeks project management, ecological management for 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydro project

08/12/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks expressions of interest for project management and for an ecological-biodiversity plan for the 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Indus River.

Reports: ISIS seizes control of Iraq's 750-MW Mosul Dam

08/08/2014

Reports from a number of global outlets say the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has seized control of the 750-MW Mosul Dam, potentially threatening those downstream on the Tigris River.

BHEL commissions fifth turbine unit at India's 412-MW Rampur hydroelectric plant

08/07/2014

Equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) has commissioned the fifth of six 68 MW turbine units at the 412-MW Rampur hydroelectric plant in Himachal Pradesh.

European bank, donors fund modernization of 126-MW Kayrakkum hydro project

08/07/2014

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and other donors have approved US$75 million in funding for the first phase of modernization of the 126-MW Kayrakkum Dam hydroelectric project on Tajikistan's Syr Darya River.

Bhutan extends call for project engineer for hydropower, clean energy program

08/06/2014

Bhutan's Department of Renewable Energy has extended the deadline for expressions of interest for a project engineer for its hydropower and clean energy development program.

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