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World Bank seeks strategic assessment of South Asia's Brahmaputra River Basin


The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop a strategic basin assessment of the hydropower-rich Brahmaputra River Basin, extending from China through India, Bangladesh and Bhutan. 

Hydroelectricity included in IRENA's "Age of Renewable Power" report


A report presented by the International Renewable Energy Agency emphasizes conventional and pumped-storage hydroelectric power's role in supporting the development of national roadmaps for integrating green resources.

RusHydro commissions 100-MW Gotsatlinskaya hydroelectric project


The 100-MW Gotsatlinskaya hydropower project on the Avarskoye Koisu River in Dagestan has been commissioned and permitted to sell electricity to the wholesale market, according to Russian energy giant RusHydro.

India utility seeks HM, EM works for rehabilitation of 180-MW Baira Siul hydro project


India's NHPC Ltd. seeks bids for hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical works for renovation and modernization of the 180-MW Baira Siul hydroelectric project in India's Himachal Pradesh State.

India's NHPC names new chairman, managing director


Indian National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd. has named Shri K.M. Singh as its new chairman and managing director.

India developer extends construction call for 2,000-MW Subansiri Lower hydro project


India's NHPC Ltd. has extended the deadline for bids to construct civil works of the powerhouse complex of the 2,000-MW Subansiri Lower hydroelectric project on the Subansiri River in India's Arunachal Pradesh State.

IFC signs services agreement for hydroelectric development with Myanmar


World Bank Group member, International Finance Corp., in September signed an advisory services agreement with the government of Myanmar to help improve environmental and social risk management in hydropower projects, according a press release from the IFC.  

Hydroelectric power, other renewables emphasized at G20 summit


A meeting of Group of Twenty energy ministers in Istanbul earlier this month affirmed a collective belief in renewable energy -- including hydroelectric power -- amongst the major economies that constitute the international forum.