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    French utility awards contracts for small hydro project construction


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


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

    Small Hydro


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

    Tech Notes


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

    Dealing with Excessive Leakage through a Dam


    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


    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


    News on the global hydroelectric industry from March-April 2014

    Andritz to outfit Norway's Lysebotn 2 hydropower project


    Andritz Hydro has been awarded a US$55 million contract from utility Lyse Produksjon AS to supply electromechanical equipment for the Lysebotn 2 hydropower project.

    Selecting Sustainability for Hydropower Designs


    The hydropower industry has expended tremendous effort to ensure that new projects are developed with environmental and social sustainability in mind.

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