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Licensing success for Duke Energy
01 December, 2015
The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a new 40-year operating licence to Duke Energy for the Catawba-Wateree hydroelectric project. The new licence allows the company to continue operating its 13 hydroelectric stations and 11 associated reservoirs located along the Catawba-Wateree River in North Carolina and South Carolina.

GE Renewable Energy to equip Mexican plant
24 November, 2015
GE Renewable Energy has been chosen to supply three bulb turbine-generators for the Chicoasén II project in Mexico. The Latin American consortium comprising Omega Construcciones Industriales, Sinohydro Costa Rica, Caabsa Infraestructura, and Desarrollo y Construcciones Urbanas made the decision about the hydro plant which belongs to the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). The consortium will be led by the Sinohydro group and the CFE (who will also operate the power plant).

Private investors commit C$10.5 million to Canadian tidal project
20 October, 2015
Schottel Hydro subsidiary company Black Rock Tidal Power (BRTP) has announced that private investors have committed C$10.5 million – over two thirds of the cost – into a new project company set up to take over its Triton tidal energy platform once it is fully commissioned.

Blue Gold: tapping existing potential
20 July, 2015
Each year valuable hydro potential flows away through water pipes at existing infrastructure across the US. The Hydro Research Foundation is calling for policy and technological innovations to recapture this enormous untapped opportunity which has the potential to jump start additional hydropower development. Suzanne Pritchard reports.

SunEdison to acquire South American hydro assets
11 May, 2015
Renewable energy firm SunEdision has agreed to buy a range of hydro assets in Brazil, Peru and Chile as part of a wider acquisition of five renewable energy portfolios and two corporate platforms worldwide.

There is no other industry like it
14 April, 2015
For almost 24 years the same executive director has served at the National Hydropower Association (NHA) in the US. It is rare for one individual to be at the helm of any successful organisation for such a length of time, and it is indeed even rarer for that individual to be a woman. Suzanne Pritchard spoke with Linda Church Ciocci from the NHA about her vast experience of working in the hydropower industry.

Alstom joins with Atlantium to bring water treatment solution to hydro
09 February, 2015
Alstom has joined forces with Israeli company Atlantium to expand the use of an innovative water treatment solution using ultraviolet rays (UV) in hydropower equipment.

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