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Historic group reprinting 1908 book on Wilson, Wheeler dams – Times Daily

Times DailyHistoric group reprinting 1908 book on Wilson, Wheeler damsTimes DailySHEFFIELD — The Tennessee Valley Historical Society is reprinting a 1908 book, “Hydropower Examination of Muscle Shoals — Tennessee River,” which examines the potential for harnessing the hydroelectric potential of the Tennessee River.

Hydro in the Pacific Northwest: The region’s electricity powerhouse – HydroWorld

HydroWorldHydro in the Pacific Northwest: The region’s electricity powerhouseHydroWorld“Hydropower has a long history in the Pacific Northwest and particularly in the Columbia River Basin. The first hydroelectric dam in the Pacific Northwest was built in Spokane [Wash.] in 1885. In 1889, the first long-distance transmission of …

Manitoba Hydro consolidated net income drops by nearly half – HydroWorld

Manitoba Hydro consolidated net income drops by nearly halfHydroWorldManitoba Hydro’s 2017-18 annual report shows total consolidated net income was $37 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, down by nearly 50% from $71 million in 2016-17. This income was broken down to $18 million in the electric segment, …and more »

Hydro power plants in Himachal Pradesh shut; shortage in north India – ETEnergyworld.com

ETEnergyworld.comHydro power plants in Himachal Pradesh shut; shortage in north IndiaETEnergyworld.com”The 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri plant and 412 MW Rampur Hydro Electric Project has been closed since August 7 as the silt content in the river rose more than the permissible limit,” an official with the Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) told IANS.and more »

Hydropower in Southeast Asia: Dams may risk economic damage – CNBC

CNBCHydropower in Southeast Asia: Dams may risk economic damageCNBCHydropower dams in the Mekong River, the world’s 10th largest, is reducing fish stocks and causing the erosion of river banks — developments that threaten the …Southeast Asia is betting on hydropower, but there are risks of economic damageThe Edge Markets MYLaos dam builders under scrutiny for rushing project – Nikkei Asian …Nikkei Asian Reviewall 16 news articles »

Hydroelectric Dam Threatens to Wipe Out World’s Rarest Ape – National Geographic

National GeographicHydroelectric Dam Threatens to Wipe Out World’s Rarest ApeNational GeographicIn this same area, forest clearing has already begun for the hydro project, which is being financed and built by state-controlled Chinese companies under China’s Belt and Road. This multi-trillion-dollar initiative involves more than 7,000 …

Business brief: Pac Ma Hydropower chooses Andritz for 140-MW Pac Ma hydropower plant work – HydroWorld

AzerNewsBusiness brief: Pac Ma Hydropower chooses Andritz for 140-MW Pac Ma hydropower plant workHydroWorldPac Ma Hydropower Joint-Stock Company has awarded a contract to Andritz for its 140-MW Pac Ma hydropower plant in Vietnam. Under a contract valued at about €40 million (US$46.3 million), Andritz will supply the complete electromechanical equipment, …Rehabilitation of Nurek HPP in Tajikistan will cost 120 million eurosAzerNewsall 5 news articles »

California’s energy future is up for grabs. Here are the bills that could pass in the next 3 weeks. – The Desert Sun

The Desert SunCalifornia’s energy future is up for grabs. Here are the bills that could pass in the next 3 weeks.The Desert Sun… sources like solar and wind, create an interstate electricity market covering much of the western U.S., make it easier for utilities to charge their customers for wildfire damages, and promote the construction of geothermal and hydroelectric power …and more »

Hydropower dams: What’s behind the global boom? – BBC News

BBC NewsHydropower dams: What’s behind the global boom?BBC NewsThe collapse of a newly built dam in Laos has shone a spotlight on a worldwide construction boom. Many thousands of hydropower dams are either planned or under construction – across South East Asia, South America, the Balkans and Africa. Laos has …

Africa’s dilemma and the right energy pathway (1) – BusinessAMLive (press release) (blog)

BusinessAMLive (press release) (blog)Africa’s dilemma and the right energy pathway (1)BusinessAMLive (press release) (blog)A 2014 Forbes publication noted thus: “Developing countries are planning to dramatically expand hydroelectric power generation in their desperate need for electricity and irrigation.” The report regarded it as a strategic decision for the countries to …