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Regulators officially qualify group to build Belo Monte hydro project in Brazil
BRASILIA, Brazil -- Brazil's power sector regulator Aneel ratifies the Norte Energia consortium, which won a tender to build and operate the 11, 200-MW Belo Monte hydropower project in Brazil's Amazon. For more information, click here
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Benmore hydro project in New Zealand reaches milestone in overhaul
WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- The US67 million refurbishment of the 540-MW Benmore hydropower plant on the Waitaki River achieves an important milestone with the return to service of the fourth of the project's six generators, Meridian Energy reports.
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Featured video of the week
Video: An interview with Jeanne Hilsinger, chairperson, Mavel A.S.
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HydroVision International
Policies and Regulations: Taking a hard look at hydropower reform
TULSA, Okla. -- Opportunities to increase hydropower production in the U.S. and Canada are aplenty. At HydroVision International 2010, the Policies and Regulations track will explore many of the regulatory and policy obstacles confronting the industry and the potential solutions.
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Norsk Hydro plans for construction start of Holsbru hydro plant in Norway
OSLO, Norway -- Norway's Norsk Hydro plans the groundbreaking for the Holsbru hydropower project. For more information, click here.
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Technology & Equipment
Construction to begin on Nuble hydropower project in Chile
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chilean utility Compania General de Electricidad S.A. (CGE) plans to begin construction this year on its 136-MW Nuble run-of-river hydro project, which could put the project on schedule for completion in 2013.
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China Power Investment Corp plans new hydro plants along Jialingjiang River
BEIJING, China -- China Power Investment Corp. will add 16 new hydropower projects along the Jialingjiang River, the company announces.
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Wind-hydro integration: Pumped storage to support wind
Wind-hydro integration: Pumped storage to support wind
Public awareness continues to increase regarding the environmental effects of greenhouse gas emissions. As a result of this increasing awareness, over the past 15 years there has been substantial development of new electricity generating technologies that produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
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In Focus
Hydropower plant in Hawaii gets turbine upgrades from GE
KAUAI, Hawaii -- A 4-MW hydropower project in Hawaii that supplies Kauai Coffee Company’s power generation needs while also providing 6 percent of the island of Kauai’s total power generation receives a turbine upgrade from GE Energy. For more information, click here.
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Leading Edge: Ocean Power Technologies begins work on Oregon wave farm
Construction has begun on a commercial wave energy farm off Oregon's coast, being developed by Ocean Power Technologies.
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