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FERC approves first hydrokinetic plant at existing hydro facility
17 December, 2008
The first hydrokinetic plant to be attached to an existing hydro power facility has won approval from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Hydro, renewables in green push for US economic recovery - NHA
20 November, 2008
The US National Hydropower Association (NHA) has welcomed the pro-clean energy push expected from President-elect Obama to help boost economic recovery, and along with other renewables trade bodies has outlined key policies the sector needs to keep growing.

NHA welcomes renewables cover in US bank bailout bill
15 October, 2008
The US National Hydropower Association (NHA) has welcomed the renewable energy provisions in the bank bailout bill passed at the second go by Congress.

Hydro training centres on Africa
03 October, 2008
The Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre is working to fulfill its goal of becoming the home for hydro power training in Africa. Brian H M Makungo gives an insight into the SADC regional facility and looks at hydro’s important role in Zambia’s power industry

Examining hydro's future role
08 July, 2008
A recent workshop in the US helped to redefine hydro power’s role in the changing generation mix. Report by Tom Key and Patrick March

FERC waives regulatory burden for hydrokinetics
20 June, 2008
To demonstrate its commitment to supporting the development of hydrokinetic energy in the US, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has created a more efficient licensing process tailored to meet the needs of such pilot projects.

Water ways
20 June, 2008
Hydroelectric dams are making a comeback in the US. But instead of erecting new structures, savvy engineers are retrofitting existing dams without hydro power facilities, or low efficiency or under sized hydro facilities to harness water’s potential power and provide a clean, renewable source of energy, writes Norman Bishop

Twenty-first century powerhouse
18 June, 2008
Linda Church Ciocci, Executive Director of the National Hydropower Association, explains why US hydro should no longer be viewed as a relic of the past

Ten years on - celebrating success
18 June, 2008
The Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA) celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Colin Clark, Chair of the CHA Board and Pierre Fortin, President of CHA, are satisfied with past industry successes but warn they cannot be complacent now. The future is bright but much work remains to be done.

Europe seeks small hydro
28 May, 2008
Small hydro is witnessing fresh opportunities within Europe writes Neil Ford, but is there too much red tape when it comes to developing the renewable resource?

Looking at tunnel roughness
03 April, 2008
Research in Kárahnjúkar headrace is providing fresh insight into tunnel wall roughness to estimate headloss. Report by Patrick Reynolds

Keeping the dream alive
10 January, 2008
It took 21 years to unleash hydroelectric potential at the Summersville dam in the US. Fierce competition, legislation and stakeholder involvement tested the dedication of the hydro project developers. Report by Sue Pritchard

AGL links Kiewa gap
10 January, 2008
The Kiewa Valley cascade was built in the 1950s, and AGL Energy is now completing the 'missing link' with construction of Bogong. SKM's Paul Caplen tells how mainland Australia's biggest hydro plant for more than 25 years is being developed

British Columbia leads small hydro drive
09 January, 2008
Environmental concerns, technological advances and a variety of financial incentives are encouraging the development of hundreds of small hydro projects in Canada, says Neil Ford, with the province of British Columbia leading the way with new schemes

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