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    French waterways agency seeks refurbishment of Plancher-Bas Dam

    04/24/2014

    France's navigable waterways agency, Voies Navigables de France (VNF), seeks bids for rehabilitation of Plancher-Bas Dam on the Rahin River in France's Haute-Saone Department.

    Italy utility seeks valves for 15.6-MW Mallero 1, 4.4-MW Mallero 2 hydro projects

    04/21/2014

    Italian renewable energy operator Enel Green Power S.p.A. seeks bids to supply replacement valves for 15.6-MW Mallero 1 and 4.4-MW Mallero 2 hydroelectric projects in Sondrio Province of Italy's Lombardy Region.

    French utility awards contracts for small hydro project construction

    04/15/2014

    French utility Synergie Maurienne has awarded three contracts for the construction of the 3.2-MW Encombres a Saint la Porte small hydropower plant in the Savoy region.

    University hopes to use satellites to aid micro hydro development

    04/14/2014

    Researchers from the University of Leicester and High Efficiency Heating UK Ltd. are hoping to use satellite data as a means of simplifying the process of locating sites for micro hydro projects.

    Race Tidal announces 300 MW ocean power array near Alderney

    04/11/2014

    OpenHydro and Alderney Renewable Energy have signed a joint venture that will see the companies develop a 300 MW tidal energy array off the coast of Alderney in the English Channel.

    EIB increases loan for 20-MW Vranduk hydroelectric plant

    04/11/2014

    The European Investment Bank has approved a US$52 million loan to Bosnian utility Elektroprivreda BiH (EPBiH) for the construction of the 20-MW Vranduk hydropower project.

    Organizations teaming up for marine energy research in France's Basse-Normandie region

    04/10/2014

    Officials from West Normandy Marine Energy (WNME) and the Regional Mission for Innovation (MIRIADE) have signed an agreement that establishes a new marine and hydrokinetics research network in France's Basse-Normandie region.

    Bulgaria renews call for supervision to refurbish 700-kW Studena Dam

    04/10/2014

    Bulgaria's Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works (MRDPW) invites expressions of interest from consultants to supervise rehabilitation construction of 700-kW Studena Dam.

    Carnegie claims last berth at UK's Wave Hub marine energy test site

    04/01/2014

    Technology developer Carnegie Wave Energy has secured the last berth at the South West Marine Energy Park's Wave Hub demonstration site.

    Italy utility seeks maintenance, parts for 136 hydroelectric projects

    04/01/2014

    Italian renewable energy operator Enel Green Power S.p.A. seeks bids to provide mechanical maintenance and spare parts for about 136 hydroelectric projects in four Italian regions.

    Bosnia pre-qualifies firms to build 20-MW Vranduk hydropower project

    03/28/2014

    Utility Elektroprivreda of Bosnia and Herzegovina invites applications for pre-qualification to construct the 20-MW Vranduk hydroelectric project in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    Developer begins construction of 1-MW Allt Gharagain small hydro project

    03/28/2014

    Scottish energy developer Green Highland Renewables has begun construction of a 1 MW small hydroelectric project near Anchansheen.

    German utility seeks to upgrade pump-turbines, equipment at 1,050-MW Markersbach pumped-storage

    03/27/2014

    Vattenfall Europe Generation AG seeks bids for upgrade and repair of pump-turbines and other equipment of the 1,050-MW Markersbach pumped-storage project on Germany's Mittweida River.

    Italy utility seeks turbine-generators for three small hydro projects

    03/25/2014

    Italian hydropower utility Edison S.p.A. seeks bids to supply turbine-generators and other equipment for three small hydroelectric projects to be built in Italy's Pavia and Cosenza provinces.

    Marine Hydrokinetics

    03/20/2014

    News related to the worldwide marine hydrokinetics industry from March-April 2014

    Small Hydro

    03/20/2014

    The latest news on global small hydroelectric facilities from March-April 2014

    Tech Notes

    03/20/2014

    Collection of articles related to hydropower technology from March-April 2014

    Dealing with Excessive Leakage through a Dam

    03/20/2014

    Excessive leakage through the Vojmsjon Dam on the Angermanalven River in Sweden led owner Vattenreglerings-foretagen to consider a renovation.

    Viewpoints from the Board Room: Black & Veatch

    03/20/2014

    Steve Edwards - the new chairman, president, and chief executive officer of global engineering, consulting and construction firm Black & Veatch - discusses what he sees coming in the future of the hydropower industry globally and the role he sees Black & Veatch playing in that future.

    HRW Briefings

    03/20/2014

    News on the global hydroelectric industry from March-April 2014


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