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Hydro, renewables projected to continue growing, new report says

11/16/2012

A new report from the International Energy Agency says renewables -- including hydropower -- are poised to challenge fossil fuels as the world's primary source of electricity in the coming decades.

Bank of Georgia, Germany's KfW ink deal for small hydro development

11/16/2012

Bank of Georgia Holdings PLC (BGH) and German development bank KfW have a loan agreement worth US$32 million that will primarily be used for the construction of small hydropower projects.

Macedonia utility seeks EM equipment for 70-MW Boskov Most

11/16/2012

Macedonia utility AD Elektrani na Makedonija seeks bids to supply electro-mechanical equipment for the 70-MW Boskov Most hydroelectric project on the Mala Reka River in western Macedonia.

Romanian groups receive IHA Hydropower Sustainability Protocol training

11/15/2012

A number of members of the Romanian hydroelectric industry have completed an introduction to the International Hydropower Association's Hydropower Sustainability Protocol.

Bosnian utility awards contract for repairs at 315-MW Visegrad hydroelectric project

11/14/2012

Zublin Spezial Tiefbau GmbH has won a contract worth US$11.5 million to control seepage beneath the 315-MW Visegrad hydropower plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Austria utility seeks steel, earthworks, turbine to expand 9.58-MW Opponitz

11/14/2012

Vienna utility Wien Energie GmbH seeks bids for hydraulic steel, earthworks, and a turbine-generator for expansion of the 9.58-MW Opponitz hydroelectric project on Austria's Ybbs River.

German railroad, utility company teaming up to reduce CO2 emissions

11/13/2012

German railway company Deutsche Bahn has signed a long-term agreement with utility E.ON for the annual delivery of hydroelectric power.

Hydrokinetic developers submit application for power-generating lagoon

11/09/2012

Potential developers of a massive US$880 million tidal power project have submitted an application to construct the plant on the Welsh coast, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Scottish small hydro developer receives investment for growth

11/08/2012

A US$5.27 million investment from the Scottish Equity Partner's Environmental Energies Fund will allow hydropower developer Green Highland Renewables to continue expanding its business.

SSE Renewables gains local support for 600-MW Choire Ghlais pumped-storage plant

11/01/2012

The controversial 600-MW Choire Ghlais pumped-storage scheme scored a victory earlier this week by gaining support from the Scottish Highland Council, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Testing and Validation of Hydro Turbine Shaft Seals

11/01/2012

Extending the performance envelope of turbine shaft seals in hydropower applications offers opportunities to reduce leakage and improve reliability.

Hydro Gains on Investment Slide

11/01/2012

Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports that 2012 investment in renewable and clean energy is expected to fall considerably short of the record $280 billion spent last year.

Swiss seek firms to expand controls for new unit at 93-MW Lavey

10/31/2012

The city of Lausanne invites applications for pre-qualification to expand and adapt the control system of the 93-MW Lavey hydroelectric project to accommodate the addition of a new 29-MW turbine-generator.

Turkey developer seeks EM equipment for 204-MW Alpaslan 2

10/30/2012

A unit of Turkish hydro developer Enerjisa seeks bids to supply electro-mechanical equipment for the 204-MW Alpaslan 2 hydroelectric project on Turkey's Murat River.

Rouby of Cognac wins bid for work at France's 5.9-MW Panneciere hydroelectric project

10/29/2012

Hydropower engineer Hydrostadium has awarded a contract to Rouby of Cognac for work at the 5.9-MW Panneciere hydropower plant on France's Yonne River.

Verbund sells shares of Austrian utility to focus on rehab and improvement efforts

10/25/2012

An announcement from Verbund about the modernization of its 236.5-MW Ybbs-Persenbeug hydropower plant comes just days after the Austrian electricity company announced it had sold its share in utility Energie Klagenfurt GmbH.

Poland utility extends bidding for monitoring, operating system at 160-MW Wloclawek

10/24/2012

Polish utility Energa Hydro Sp. z.o.o. has extended the deadline for bids to supply a computer monitoring and operating system for 160.2-MW Wloclawek Dam on Poland's Vistula River.

Two more generating units online soon at Ukraine's Dnister pumped-storage plant

10/24/2012

Two new units at OJSC UkrHydroEnergo's Dnister pumped-storage hydroelectric plant will soon be in operation, Ukrainian news sources report.

Swiss city seeks bids to add unit to 93-MW Lavey

10/24/2012

The city of Lausanne seeks bids for civil works and equipment to add a 29-MW turbine-generator to the 93-MW Lavey hydroelectric project on the Bois-Noir River in Switzerland.

Modernizations under way at France's 5-MW Pont Baldy hydropower plant

10/23/2012

Energie Developpement Services du Brianconnais (EDSB) is modernizing its 5-MW Pont Baldy hydroelectric plant in Briancon, France.


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