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01 October, 2007
A number of new projects are being developed throughout Asia to take advantage of the continents immense hydroelectric potential. IWP&DC talked to Norman Bishop of global engineering and construction firm MWH about the company's experiences of working in the region and asked what he thinks are the key areas for growth in the future
Hydro 2007 conference
25 September, 2007
There's still time to register for the Hydro 2007 event that will take place in Granada, Spain, from 15-17 October 2007.
Egyptian wonder - building Naga Hammadi dam
20 September, 2007
Imhotep, master builder to the Pharaohs, had the idea for the first pyramid in Eqypt. Today, a new structure is being built on the Nile of similar dimensions, with 400,000m3 of concrete being used to build the Naga Hammadi dam
AMP-Ohio plans three new plants
08 August, 2007
American Municipal Power-Ohio (AMP-Ohio) is planning a series of hydro schemes on the Ohio river at existing locks and dam facilities owned by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
FERC assesses Avista relicensing, extends time for Woronoco
03 August, 2007
The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has recommended that the relicensing application by Avista Corp for almost 138MW of capacity on Spokane river should be granted.
Chatham hydro plant wins approval
25 July, 2007
State regulators in the US state of North Carolina have approved plans for a hydroelectric power project on the Haw river in Chatham County.
Hydro 2007 conference
24 July, 2007
Hydro 2007: New Approaches for a New Era will be held from 15-17 October 2007 in Granada, Spain and will this year focus on practical ways of advancing hydro power development in all parts of the world.
Spain's Iberdrola in move for NY's Energy East
27 June, 2007
Iberdrola has placed a Eur3.40B (US$4.57B) bid to acquire New York-state based Energy East Corp, which operates a number of hydro power and other generation assets.
AES to take strides in Turkey hydro
30 May, 2007
US power company AES has bought a majority stake in Turkish hydro developer and operator IC ICTAS Energy Group, which it plans to help strengthen its generation portfolio in the country's expanding electricity market
Baba receives bank funding to help boost MLW hydro output
03 May, 2007
The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a loan of US$87.8M for the Baba project in Ecuador, which is being built to collect and divert water to an underutilised hydro plant.
AIG launches renewables insurance unit
13 April, 2007
An insurance unit dedicated to renewables, including hydro, has been launched by AIG Global Marine and Energy, a division of the property and casualty insurance subsidiaries of American International Group (AIG).
Canada fund hydro earnings beat forecast
09 March, 2007
Wetter conditions, improved energy production in key market, favourable currencies, and reduced repair and maintenance enabled Algonquin Power Income Fund to report higher earnings from its hydro activities in 2006.
Power rules upheld
06 March, 2007
A federal judge has upheld new rules implementing provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, that allow hydro power dam owners to avoid responsibility for the damage their dams cause to rivers and communities.
Power struggle in the Amazon
13 February, 2007
Communities in the Amazon region of Brazil are working with energy companies to gain access to much-needed electricity. Peter Richards reports on a pilot micro-hydro scheme designed to help supply power to a remote rural community
Training schedule for small hydro power
16 January, 2007
As depleting fossil fuel sources continue to drive growth in the renewable energy sector, the growing need for well trained and qualified professionals is becoming increasingly apparent. To help meet this need, the International Network on Small Hydro Power provides training to a range of different professionals in the small hydro field