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- October 13, 2014

Increased Study Requirements, Loss of DOE Backing End Admiralty Inlet Tidal Pilot Project

Snohomish County Public Utility District announced it is abandoning plans to develop the 600-kW Admiralty Inlet Pilot tidal project in Washington's Puget Sound.

- October 01, 2014

U.S. Energy Department Approves Transmission Line to Deliver Quebec Hydropower to New York

The U.S. Department of Energy issued a presidential permit approving construction and operation of a 1,000-MW transmission line to carry Quebec hydroelectric power to customers in New...

- September 29, 2014

Brazil Authorizes Operation of 373.3-MW Santo Antonio do Jari Hydro Project

Brazil's energy regulator has authorized commercial operation of the first unit of the 373.3-MW Santo Antonio do Jari hydro project on Brazil's Jari River.

- September 24, 2014

Brazil Reverses Approval of Concession Auction for 8,040-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos Hydro Project

A day after a complaint by environmentalist lobbying groups, Brazil's mines and energy ministry revoked its approval of a concession auction to develop the 8,040-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos...

- September 17, 2014

Brazil Sets Concession Auction for 8,040-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos Hydro Project

Brazil's mines and energy ministry has published guidelines for the concession auction to develop the 8,040-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydroelectric project on Brazil's Tapajos River.

- September 15, 2014

Developer Shelves 65-MW Similkameen Hydropower Plant in British Columbia

Fortis Generation Similkameen LP has shelved plans to develop the 45- to 65-MW Similkameen River hydroelectric project on the Similkameen River in British Columbia.

- September 10, 2014

Iberdrola Modernizes 45 Small Hydro Projects in Spain

Spanish utility Iberdrola reports it has modernized 45 of its 92 small hydropower projects in Spain over the last three years.

- September 05, 2014

World Bank Calls for Greater Use of Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol

The World Bank has reviewed the use of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol for hydropower development, concluding that developing countries should make greater use of...

- August 29, 2014

Final Blast Removes Last Hydro Project on Washington's Elwha River

A final explosion Aug. 26 removed the remains of 12-MW Glines Canyon Dam, fully opening the Elwha River to salmon passage in Washington's Olympic National Park.

- August 25, 2014

European Bank Funds Poland Renewables, Hydro Project Refurbishment

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to lend up to 295 million zlotys (US$93.3 million) to Poland energy company Tauron Polska Energia S.A. for renewable energy investments...

Michael Harris

Michael Harris

I provide daily content and updates for HydroWorld.com, which is the online extension of Hydro Review and Hydro Review Worldwide magazines. I am also responsible for assembling materials for our weekly electronic newsletter and video newscast...

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