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Development banks back Amaila Falls project, Guyana
17 November, 2009
The Inter-American Development Bank and the China Development Bank have agreed to help finance the $500M Amaila Falls hydro project in Guyana.
Study says new hydro could create 700,000 jobs in the US
14 October, 2009
A study released by the National Hydropower Association says that the US hydro power industry could install 60,000MW of new capacity by 2025, creating up to 700,000 new jobs.
Private sector partnership to accelerate renewable development in the US
13 October, 2009
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that private sector participation will be invited to accelerate the financing of renewable energy projects, including hydro power, with DOE providing up to US$750M in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to cover the cost of loan guarantees.
Under the influence - 60 most influential people in the industry
06 October, 2009
Welcome to International Water Power & Dam Construction’s list of the 60 most influential people in the industry. These people have helped shape the course of the global hydro and dams business over the last 60 years. This list – in alphabetical order – is the result of nominations from contacts and readers around the world, and was decided by a panel of industry experts
Transmitting development strategies
18 August, 2009
Brian Yanity presents a review of regional hydro power development strategies involving proposed international transmission lines connecting the US state of Alaska and Canada
AMP kicks off Ohio river developments at Cannelton
07 August, 2009
American Municipal Power (AMP) has formally broken ground at the first of its five run-of-river plants planned on the Ohio river.
IADB gives extra loan to Manuel Piar (“Tocoma”) project
30 July, 2009
The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) has given a second loan to the Manuel Piar (“Tocoma”) hydro power project in Venezuela.
Positioning for the future
21 July, 2009
It’s time for the US hydro power industry to grow and shine. This was the strong message to emerge from the National Hydropower Association’s annual meeting in the US
US Exim Bank lengthens repayment period for hydro, renewables
15 July, 2009
The US Export-Import Bank has lengthened the maximum repayment term for finance used to supply goods and services to hydro power and some other energy projects to 18 years.
Washington looks to hydro to combat climate change
10 July, 2009
The sharp reversal in US policy on carbon emissions is likely to have a profound impact on the country's power sector, writes Neil Ford. New regulations and emissions targets are likely to deter the construction of coal fired power plants and may encourage more investment in renewables and large hydro
Expanding RusHydro lists GDRs on London Stock Exchange
08 July, 2009
RusHydro has moved to access international investors and boost liquidity by starting to trade its Global Depositary receipts (GDRs) on part of the London Stock Exchange.
National honour for American Hydro President
19 June, 2009
Selim Chacour has been elected into the US National Academy of Engineering. To celebrate this honour, IWP&DC looks back at the career of one of the US’ most successful designers of hydraulic turbines
Innovation under water
19 June, 2009
Good teamwork was the key to a successful refurbishment project on a cracked surge shaft liner at Middle Fork hydro project in the US. Black & Veatch were one of the project partners who helped undertake the work without dewatering the surge shaft and tunnel
AEP calls for renewables proposals, ups portfolio target
10 June, 2009
A request for proposals for long-term purchases of hydro and other renewable power sources has been issued by American Electric Power (AEP), which also recently doubled its own renewables portfolio to 2GW.
Financing options: talking with the IDB
15 May, 2009
Alejandro Melandri, Energy Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank, gives IWP&DC an insight into the different financing options the Bank offers hydro developers in the Latin America and Caribbean region, and provides information on how to apply for such funds
Conflict and cooperation in South America
08 May, 2009
Despite widespread cross-border problems, South America has more than its fair share of major bilateral hydro schemes. Itaipu remains one of the region’s largest hydro ventures, but what other schemes are on the cards? Neil Ford reports
Voith wins another contract from AMP-Ohio
20 March, 2009
Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation has won a contract from American Municipal Power-Ohio (AMP-Ohio) to supply equipment to the Captain Meldahl project.
NHA welcomes Govt boost for hydro, pumped storage
04 March, 2009
The National Hydropower Association (NHA) has welcomed US Government's recognition of the importance of pumped storage (PS) to the wider development of grid-connected renewable energy resources, and its support for hydroelectric generation in the economic stimulus package approved by Congress.
Decommissioning dams - costs and trends
20 February, 2009
An alternative to refurbishment of dams is the retirement and removal of structures which have reached the end of their life cycle. Over 450 dams have been removed in the US alone, with some of the largest being hydro dams. So what has been learnt? Here, Kevin Oldham draws from recent US case histories of hydro dam removals, exploring trends across three critical interlinked areas: costs; sediment management; and dam removal methodology
Green hydro pioneers: ten years on
17 February, 2009
The Low Impact Hydropower Institute will celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2009. Here, Executive Director Fred Ayer interviews three members of LIHI’s governing board and asks these green hydro pioneers to take a look back at the institute’s ten-year record