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Montana dam to be removed
23 December, 2004
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced plans to remove Montana’s Milltown dam to help combat pollution in the Clark Fork and Blackfoot rivers.

Work starts on Dac Pone
22 December, 2004
Work has started on the construction of the Dac Pone hydroelectric power plant in Mang Canh and Dac Long communes in the Central Vietnamese Highlands province of Kon Tum, according to the Vietnamese News Agency.

Measured reaction
22 December, 2004
Tariq J Bhatti, Muhammad Nawaz Ch and Ghulam Hassan investigate the alkali-silica reaction potential of Jhelum river gravels and their performance at Pakistan’s Mangla dam

Russian plant fully commissioned
21 December, 2004
All three units of the 15,000kW Gunib hydroelectric plant, in Dagestan, Russia, have been fully commissioned at a total cost of US$15M.

US Dams labelled historic
20 December, 2004
Two US hydroelectric plants have been entered in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), the nation's list of historically significant cultural resources that are worthy of preservation.

Kazakh PM calls for Moinak completion
17 December, 2004

Water shortages force hydro closures
16 December, 2004
Water shortages have forced more than 100 small hydro plants in southern China to be closed down temporarily, to conserve water for farming.

Safety first
15 December, 2004
New ways to improve safety and health in the construction industry are constantly being developed in Europe, explains Jon Last

One step at a time: electrifying Nepal
15 December, 2004
With its steep-sided valleys and raging rivers, the mountain kingdom of Nepal has an undoubtedly huge hydroelectric potential, but will large hydro pave the way to development for the impoverished population?

More revenue from Chukka hydro
15 December, 2004
The tariff for the purchase of power to India from the Chukha hydro power project in Bhutan is to be increased by 33% from January 2005. The new rate was approved by the government of India on a request by the King of Bhutan.

Dam to improve water supply
15 December, 2004
A proposal to build an A$40M (US$30.5M) dam south of Blayney in New South Wales, Australia, to improve water supply in the Town of Canowindra is being considered by Central Tablelands Water (CTW).

Private and public - time to work together?
14 December, 2004
Constantine Ogunbiyi looks at the reasons for the perceived success or failure of schemes to attract private sector participation in the power sector, and argues that a new paradigm has to be developed, in which the public and private sectors work together in a partnership in which both commit to investing in the power supply

A not-so boring solution
14 December, 2004
A travelling head portable boring bar was used to line-bore bushings on wicket gates at Hoover dam

A close second
14 December, 2004
Construction has almost been completed on the Leibis-Lichte dam, the second largest dam in Germany

Ralco to generate an extra 120MW
14 December, 2004

Eastmain EIS filed
14 December, 2004

China endorses 300MW ocean energy project
10 December, 2004
The Chinese government has signed an agreement with UK-based Tidal Electric for a renewable energy tidal power project near the mouth of the Yalu river.

Optical allusions
10 December, 2004
Experiments have been undertaken in Sweden that utilise optical fibre technology to measure the problem of seepage in a series of embankment dams, explain Dan Watley and Sam Johansson

Power partnership leases hydro project
09 December, 2004
Bellows Falls Power Company, a 50-50 joint venture between North America’s Brascan Power and Emera Inc., has entered into an agreement to lease the 49MW Bellows Falls hydroelectric generating facility from the town of Rockingham.

Construction in progress at Kops II
08 December, 2004
Construction work has officially begun on the 450MW Kops II hydroelectric plant in Vorarlberg, Austria, with commissioning scheduled for 2007/2008.

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