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  1. Malaysia's 944-MW Murum hydroelectric plant officially complete

    A ceremony held earlier this week marked the official opening of the 944-MW Murum hydroelectric plant in Malaysia's Sarawak state. The commissioning was attended by a number of local dignitaries, who said Murum 's completion will help be a catalyst for economic and social growth within the region. "Sarawak is a such a big state that in order to attract big investments for industrialization, we need to be able to offer abundant electricity," Governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud said. "We also need to ensure we can offer electricity at cheap rates. In order to do this hydropower is the answer. So, the successful completion of Murm will go a long way in propelling us forward. The project was developed by state-owned Sarawak Energy Bhd as part of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) initiative. Sarawak Energy announced that its second plant to be developed under SCORE -- the 1,285-MW Baleh -- had received formal approvals from the state for its construction. For more news from Asia,  visit here .

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    Thu, 29 Sep 2016

  2. Book offers guidance for hydroelectric power engineers, O&M personnel

    PennWell Publishing is pleased to announce the availability of a book titled, Hydro Plant Electrical Systems, that provides a comprehensive guide for power equipment and control systems.

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    Thu, 29 Sep 2016

  3. First half of Nepal's 50-MW Upper Marsyangdi hydroelectric project commissioned

    Nepal's 50-MW Upper Marsyandgi hydroelectric plant is now generating power following a commissioning ceremony today, according to owner Sinohydro-Sagarmatha Power Co.

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    Mon, 26 Sep 2016

  4. Half of FERC licensed hydroelectric projects up for review in next 15 years

    Over the next 15 years, 50 percent of all FERC licensed hydroelectric projects will begin a relicensing process

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    Wed, 21 Sep 2016

  1. Edegel stopping development of 190-MW Curibamba hydroelectric plant in Peru

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    Fri, 23 Sep 2016

  2. World Bank makes US$390 million loan Pakistan's Tarbela hydroelectric plant extension

    The World Bank has approved US$390 million in additional financing to be used by Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority for extensions of its Tarbela hydroelectric plant.

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    Wed, 21 Sep 2016

  3. Researchers find small run-of-river hydroelectric power schemes don’t affect fish metrics

    Researchers at the University of Brighton’s School of Environment and Technology found that in five out of six widely used fish metrics, there were no statistically significant impacts from small-scale run-of-river hydroelectric power schemes.

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    Mon, 19 Sep 2016

  4. Contract awarded for studies of 6,000-MW Grand Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia

    The BRL Group of France has won a contract to study the social and environmental impacts of the 6,000-MW Grand Renaissance Dam under construction on the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia.

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    Wed, 28 Sep 2016

  5. Longkaikou hydropower station finalist in Be Inspired awards program

    The 1,800-MW Longkaikou hydropower station, on the Jinsha River in China, is a finalist in the Be Inspired awards program in the category Innovation in Power Generation.

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    Wed, 28 Sep 2016

  6. Thailand's EGAT completes comprehensive dam monitoring installation

    The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand and the National Electronics and Computer Technology Centre have completed their installation of automated monitoring systems on all of EGAT's dams and hydropower projects.

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    Tue, 27 Sep 2016

  7. FERC renews operating license for Yadkin River hydropower facilities in N.C.

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued an operating license that will allow four hydroelectric facilities in central North Carolina to continue producing electricity until 2055.  

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    Tue, 27 Sep 2016

  8. Oil spill under investigation at 8-MW Paradise River small hydro plant in Canada

    An investigation is under way to determine the cause of an oil spill at Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro’s 8-MW Paradise River small hydro plant, according to The Southern Gazette.

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    Tue, 27 Sep 2016

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