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NHA and OREC form Marine Energy Council
11 December, 2014
The National Hydropower Association (NHA) in the US and the Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition (OREC) have joined forces to create the Marine Energy Council in a move that will see the NHA provide a unified voice as the national trade association for the full spectrum of water power technologies.

Yanqi Lake complex to stage World Hydropower Congress
08 December, 2014
The 2015 World Hydropower Congress is to be held at the iconic new Yanqi Lake complex in Beijing’s Huairou District, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has confirmed.

IHA introduces Mosonyi Award 2015, calls for proposals
17 November, 2014
The International Hydropower Association has launched the Mosonyi Award for excellence in hydropower to recognise outstanding contributions to the sector, and is now accepting candidate proposals.

SMEC and EGC to monitor and evaluate Tarbela 4 extension
03 November, 2014
The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has engaged SMEC, in association with subsidiary Engineering General Consultants (EGC) to provide monitoring and evaluation services for the Tarbela 4 Extension Hydropower Project.

How will hydro fare if Scotland votes yes?
01 August, 2014
On 18 September 2014 the people of Scotland are taking part in an historic vote: a vote that will have implications for the whole of the UK. The question they will answer is whether Scotland will stay in the UK - or leave and become an independent state. Suzanne Pritchard seeks representatives from both sides of the border to see how the hydro power industry may fare after the votes have been counted.

Funds for flows: financing hydropower
29 July, 2014
Finance support is increasing for a wide range of hydro developments and research. Report by Patrick Reynolds

Fracking and water supplies
19 June, 2014
Policy makers are being called upon to give greater consideration to the electricity sector’s water footprint in the UK. While across the Atlantic in North America, research has been carried out to assess the impact of hydraulic fracking upon stressed water resources and dam safety. Once again the water-energy nexus has become the focal point of attention, as Suzanne Pritchard reports.

World Bank approves $85M for Kabeli-A hydroelectric project
19 May, 2014
The World Bank Group has approved $84.6M in financing for the 37.6MW Kabeli-A Hydroelectric Project in eastern Nepal.

Six companies win NHA water stewardship awards
02 May, 2014
The National Hydropower Association in the US has recognized six companies through its Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters (OSAW) Awards. The winners – Grant County PUD, Tacoma Power, Portland General Electric, Kaukauna Utilities, Northwest RiverPartners, and Georgia Power – have developed projects that the NHA says have provided extraordinary operational, recreational, historical, environmental, or educational value.

US has potential for 65GW of new hydro capacity
30 April, 2014
A new report from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory estimates that there is potential for over 65GW of new hydropower development across more than three million rivers and streams in the United States.

Senate Finance committee approves extension of tax credits for hydropower
07 April, 2014
The US Senate Finance Committee has approved a bill that includes a two-year extension of production and investment tax credits for hydropower and other renewable energy technologies.

Power list: who will infuence the hydropower sector in 2014?
25 March, 2014
Who will be helping to shape the hydropower industry in 2014? The editorial team at IWP&DC reveals a list of the people we think will have major influence on the market this year.

World Bank approves grant for Inga 3
20 March, 2014
The World Bank has today approved a US$73.1M grant for development of the Inga 3 hydropower project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Public safety around dams: is it taken seriously enough?
13 March, 2014
Public safety is part of the social licence to operate dams, says Tony Bennett, Chairman of ICOLD’s Technical Committee on Public Safety Around Dams. Here he talks with Suzanne Pritchard and explains why the subject needs to be ranked as an important technical discipline alongside dam safety.

New head of west hydropower operations at Parsons Brinckerhoff
05 February, 2014
Consulting firm Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Matthew Chan as Assistant Vice President and West Hydropower Operations Manager in its Portland, Oregon office.

World Bank unit to buy carbon credits from Vietnam hydro plants
06 January, 2014
The World Bank’s Carbon Partnership Facility (CPF) has agreed to purchase carbon credits generated through small hydropower developments in Vietnam under the Renewable Energy Development Project (REDP).

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