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Global hydroelectric power could double by 2050, WEC report says


Global hydroelectric power capacity could double to 2,000 GW by 2050 or sooner, according to a report released this week by the World Energy Council.

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Chinese consortium wins EPC contract for Pakistan's 720-MW Karot hydroelectric project


A consortium that includes the Yangtze Three Gorges Technology & Economic Development Co. and China Machinery Engineering Corp. has been awarded a US$1.277 billion engineering, procurement and construction contract for Pakistan's 720-MW Karot hydropower plant.

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Pakistan seeks power swing control for 3,480-MW Tarbela Dam, electrical equipment for 1,410-MW Tarbela 4


Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply compressors for controlling a power swing phenomenon of turbines at the 3,480-MW Tarbela Dam hydroelectric project on the Indus River.

Hedcor breaks ground on Philippines' 68.8-MW Manolo Fortich hydropower project


Construction of the 68.8-MW Manolo Fortich hydroelectric plant in the Philippines is now officially under way, following a ceremony that included indigenous peoples and developer Hedcor Inc.

India shelves 3,097-MW Etalin hydroelectric project and restarts five small-hydro schemes


India’s Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has shelved the run-of-river 3,097-MW Etalin hydroelectric project in Arunachal Pradesh, but in the northeastern most Indian state, five small-hydro projects are again active.  

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Renewables, including hydropower, can spur economic growth in India


Renewable energy, including hydropower, is important in sustainably meeting growing energy needs in India, according to Adnan Z. Amin, director-general of the International Renewable Energy Agency.

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RusHydro, China Three Gorges Corp. sign agreement to operate Nizhne-Bureyskaya hydro plant


JSC RusHydro and China Three Gorges Corp. have signed an agreement on cooperation with a view to establishing a joint venture for operation of the 320-MW Nizhne-Bureyskaya hydro plant.

Samoa seeks reconstruction of three mini-hydro projects


Samoa Electric Power Corp. (EPC) seeks bids to reconstruct three mini-hydropower projects totaling 4.69 MW.

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