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Venezuela steps up generation
21 October, 2004
Venezuela's Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana (CVG) has increased its electricity generation by 6.2% in 12 months to ward off any threat of a domestic energy crisis in the coming year.

Embrey team receives president's recognition
06 October, 2004
George W. Bush has commended the team of engineers that breached Embrey dam in Fredericksburg, Virginia in order to restore fish passage in Chesapeake Bay.

Spotlight on... South America
03 September, 2004

Power from Pamir
01 September, 2004
David Hayes takes a look at how work is commencing on Tajikistan’s Pamir hydro power project

A market in deficit
17 August, 2004
Completion of the development stage of Ecuador’s Sabanilla hydroelectric project is a milestone in a country where private investment in electricity has been absent, say Carlos Diego Jácome and Edgar Almeida

Hydro upgrade in Iraq
20 July, 2004
As a massive upgrade project gets underway on Iraq’s hydro power stations, Dan Lewis takes a look at the future potential for hydro in the country

A winning combination
21 June, 2004
PPL Montana’s commitments on the Missouri and Madison rivers have led to the company being named as one of the winners of the National Hydropower Association’s Outstanding Stewardship of America’s Rivers award

Completion of Higley project upgrade celebrated
07 June, 2004
Reliant Energy of Houston, Texas, US has announced the completion of a US$10M refurbishment at its Higley hydro power plant.

Europe's future is pumped storage, says VA Tech
18 May, 2004
VA Tech Hydro has reported a near 4% increase in orders and record levels of sales in 2003, compared to the previous year. Figures released with the publication of the company’s 2003 annual report also reveal that European customers last year were its dominant regional market.

Access all areas
11 May, 2004
Debra Flickinger reports on PGE’s efforts to improve fish passage in the relicensing application for its T.W. Sullivan plant

Rapids relicensing
19 March, 2004
To aid in the lengthy relicensing process for the Priest Rapids hydroelectric project, the final licence application was produced as a searchable 3 CD set, as well as the traditional printed version

Embrey reaches end of the road
26 February, 2004
DEMOLITION TEAMS HAVE blown a 30m wide hole in the Embrey dam in Virginia, US as part of work that will see the reinforced concrete dam’s complete removal from the Rappahannock river.

Pico practice - prospects for rural hydro
25 February, 2004
The award of a research grant to a UK university could lead to rapid advances in the use of pico hydro turbines in remote rural communities, writes Arthur Williams

Releases and runners for Glen Canyon
19 February, 2004

Imperial hydro plant rewound
19 February, 2004

El Reventador financing to be signed
19 February, 2004

Embrey reaches end of the road
18 February, 2004
Demolition teams are to blow a 30m wide hole in the Embrey dam in Virginia, US as part of work that will see the reinforced concrete dam’s complete removal from the Rappahannock river.

Releases and runners for Glen Canyon
29 January, 2004
Scientists in Arizona, US are to carry out experimental water releases from the Colorado river's Glen Canyon dam to try to save the endangered humpback chub, a species native to the Grand Canyon.

Imperial hydro plant rewound
28 January, 2004
The Imperial Irrigation District (IID) of California, US, is set to resume commercial operation in February at one of its hydroelectric plants following a US$540,000 hydro generator rewind project carried out by GE Energy.

Full application of Synexus' Vista DSS software announced
06 January, 2004
Synexus Global, an affiliate of Acres International, is to use its Vista decision support system (DSS) to improve power operations and water resource management in northern California, US.

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