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A matter of co-operation
11 December, 1998
A co-operative approach to dam safety is imperative in order to avoid dam failures. E C Kalkani* explains why

US hydro industry unites in legislative reform effort
10 September, 1998

White knuckle ride
10 September, 1998
After 15 years of concerted effort, the White River hydro power project in the US is still at a standstill. An investor-owned utility is just one of the obstacles for the project developers who yearn to be a power utility in their own right. Suzanne Moxon reports

Is there anyone there?
10 August, 1998
The best way to operate small hydro plants economically may be to operate them remotely. Janet Wood heard some experiences of remote operation, and some thoughts on the economics of automation

BC Hydro dams probed by NAFTA agency
10 August, 1998

Private investment
09 July, 1998
Burckhard Thiemann* explains why a German investment company has co-financed an 18MW hydro power plant in Costa Rica

Bending the rules
09 July, 1998
Much debate has occurred recently about the rules and regulations which govern hydro power in the US. Suzanne Moxon explains why the country’s hydroelectric industry has made a concerted effort to change the current legislation

Historic Edwards dam settlement reflects spirit of compromise
09 July, 1998

NHA takes proactive approach to eels
11 May, 1998

Power agreement puts Indian hydro project back in business
13 April, 1998

Action plan
13 April, 1998
World Bank representatives met renewable energy providers recently, to discuss the role of rural energy in the Bank’s poverty-alleviation and environmental programmes. Janet Wood finds a place for mini and micro hydro in the programme

Small steps for hydro
13 April, 1998
The issue of whether or not to incur large loans in Peru’s water power sector is now solved — at least temporarily — according to Peter Wicke*. The answer is to restrict hydro to small schemes, and make use of the country’s gas reserves

Double your money
13 April, 1998
Money, and how to make more of it, always prove to be good topics for conversation. So when a Canadian utility confidently announces that it can double its profits over a five-year period, people sit up and start to listen. Suzanne Moxon takes a closer look at Hydro-Québec’s Strategic plan 1998-2002, and explains how the utility will add C$700M to its profits

US environmentalists appeal against relicensed dams
10 March, 1998

Nepal’s first privately financed hydro plant takes shape
10 March, 1998

FERC orders removal of Edwards Dam in US
12 January, 1998

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