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HZ Windpower receives approval of its MHK study

09/01/2015

Chongqing Haizhuang Windpower Equipment Co. Ltd. (HZ Windpower), based in China, has received approval from the Ministry of Science and Technology of Chongqing Municipality for its study on key technology and model testing for marine hydrokinetic (MHK) power. 

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International Hydropower Association releases 2015 Hydropower Status Report

09/01/2015

The International Hydropower Association announces availability of its 2015 Hydropower Status Report.

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Hydro dam role in water management

08/28/2015

The significance of dams in regulating water flows has been highlighted by two recent developments – events that are taking place almost the world apart.

China Three Gorges buys majority shares in two Brazilian hydropower projects

08/27/2015

Brazilian infrastructure group Triunfo Participacoes e Investimentos S,A. .has agreed to sell its controlling stakes in three energy generating subisidiaries to the China Three Gorges Corp., the company announced earlier this week.

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 the deadline for bids to upgrade and refurbish six turbine-generators of the 1,000-MW Mangla Dam hydroelectric project. 

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

08/26/2015

State-owned utility PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) and British marine and hydrokinetic developer SBS Intl. Ltd. have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop an ocean energy project in Indonesia.

Australian dam safety officials on alert for possible dam failure in New South Wales

08/25/2015

Residents near Jerrara Dam in rural Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia on the NSW South Coast have been ordered to evacuate their homes amidst fear the dam will fail as more than a foot of rain had fallen in the area by 3 p.m. on Aug. 25. 

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India commissions hydro turbine in sewerage plant’s effluent pipe

08/25/2015

A hydropower plant has been commissioned at Chilla in East Delhi, India, which consists of a turbine propelled by effluent from a sewerage treatment plant.

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