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Scottish group meets funding goals for new small hydro plant

07/03/2013

Scottish renewable energy developer Harlaw Hydro Ltd. has met its goal of raising about US$477,000 for a new 65 kW hydropower project via the sale of public shares.

Sweden town seeks small hydropower unit for Taipale hydro project

07/02/2013

The municipality of Overtornea seeks bids to supply a small hydropower unit to the Taipale hydro project in Sweden.

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Wave energy company Tocardo signs deal with global law firm

07/02/2013

Hydrokinetic turbine manufacturer Tocardo has entered into a strategic business partnership with international law firm Clifford Chance, giving Tocardo access to specialist legal and administrative support for tidal energy projects worldwide.

How EDF Centralized its Plant Monitoring and Control Centers

07/01/2013

By Jerome Boudon, Laurent Bacon and Cedric Bellec
Electricite de France is using five centralized monitoring and control centers to provide remote control of more than 300 of its 450 hydroelectric plants

IHA's Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol Builds Momentum

07/01/2013

By Cameron Ironside
More than two years on from completion of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol, eight assessments have been undertaken on several continents and several assessors have been accredited, with more in the pipeline.

Cross-Border Hydro Planning

07/01/2013

Huge floods that have swept through Central Europe have pushed hydropower development and its role in managing water flows to the top of the political agenda.

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U.K.'s Opus Energy enters hydroelectric power market

06/27/2013

European utility Opus Energy is expanding its generating fleet to include the company's first hydroelectric power projects, saying "businesses diversifying into renewables makes sound economic sense."

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Wave energy developer Minesto creates new simulation software

06/27/2013

Wave energy technology group Minesto has developed a new simulator to aid the development of its "Deep Green" marine power plant, the Swedish company has announced.

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Dong Energy sells shares of Swedish hydro project operator

06/27/2013

Danish utility Dong Energy has agreed to sell its shares in hydroelectric plant operator Kraftgaarden AB to three Finnish power companies.

French utility seeks bids to refurbish penstock at 445-MW Pouget hydro project

06/27/2013

Electricite de France (EDF) seeks bids to refurbish and repair a penstock at the 445-MW Pouget hydroelectric project on the Tarn River in France's Aveyron Department.

EDF reissues call for civil construction for new powerhouse at 187-MW Kembs

06/26/2013

Electricite de France (EDF) has reissued a solicitation for civil works construction for a new powerhouse of the 187-MW Kembs hydroelectric project on the Rhine River in France's Alsace Province.

Dam safety work sought for Swiss-French 49-MW Chancy-Pougny hydro project

06/25/2013

Hydro operator Societe de Forces Motrices de Chancy-Pougny SA (SFMCP) seeks bids for seismic reinforcement dam safety work at the 49-MW Chancy-Pougny hydroelectric project on the Rhone River on the border of Switzerland and France.

Enel Green, 40South Energy prepare to deploy ocean power unit off Italian coast

06/21/2013

Renewable energy company Enel Green Power and hydrokinetic developer 40South Energy have begun installing a 100 kW wave energy unit in the sea near Punta Righini.

Bosnia seeks design to refurbish, expand 9.4-MW Una Kostela hydro project

06/21/2013

Utility Elektroprivreda of Bosnia and Herzegovina invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform preliminary design to refurbish the 9.4-MW Una Kostela hydro project and to construct the 6.4-MW Una Kostela Annex in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Alstom, RusHydro extend joint venture for Kubansky hydropower project modernizations

06/21/2013

Energy developer RusHydro and manufacturer Alstom have signed two agreements extending their joint venture, AlstomRusHydroEnergy LLC, for the reconstruction and upgrade of the Kubansky cascade hydroelectric project in southern Russia.

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Statkraft, Norfund restructuring emphasizes hydroelectric power development

06/20/2013

Utility company Statkraft and the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund) have signed an agreement expressing the group's intention to restructure and prolong their cooperation within renewable energy -- particularly as it pertains to hydroelectric power.

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Italy hydro operator seeks turbine-generators for 2.6-MW Fontanamora

06/20/2013

Italian hydropower utility Edison S.p.A. seeks bids to supply two turbine-generators and other equipment for the 2.6-MW Fontanamora hydroelectric project to be built in Bagolino, Italy.

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Contract awarded for rehab work at Poland's 160.2-MW Wloclawek hydropower project

06/18/2013

Polish water manager Regionalny Zarzad Gospodarki Wodnej w Warszawie (RGZW) has awarded a contract worth US$17.5 million to Przedsiebiorstwo Robot Inzynieryjnych POL-AQUA SA for rehabilitation and repair of the 160.2-MW Wloclawek Dam on Poland's Vistula River.

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Statkraft prepares for Devoll hydroelectric project construction

06/17/2013

Norwegian utility Statkraft A.S. has announced its intent to begin construction on the Devoll hydroelectric complex in Albania, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Ukraine seeks turbine-generator repairs, control upgrade for 444-MW Kaniv hydro project

06/14/2013

PJSC UkrHydroEnergo seeks bids for turbine-generator repairs and control upgrade at the 444-MW Kaniv hydroelectric project on Ukraine's Dnieper River.

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