Review2002 – Hydro

This is the sixth installment of our comprehensive look back on the news that shaped the Renewable Energy industry in 2002 – REview2002. Today, we focus on Hydropower – on Friday, we feature Worldwide news from the year.

Manitoba Hydro Makes Bid to Purchase Winnipeg Hydro Winnepeg, Manitoba – February 14, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] Manitoba Hydro, the fourth largest energy utility in Canada, is attempting to purchase Winnipeg Hydro in a deal that could be worth as much as $290 million. Click for Full StoryOregon Small Hydro Project Seeks Certification Portland, Oregon 2002-02-15 [SolarAccess.com] The first small hydro project in the state of Oregon has applied for certification as a low-impact facility. Click for Full StorySmall-Scale Hydropower Taking Hold in Nepal Lamjung, Nepal 2002-02-27 [SolarAccess.com] Small-scale hydropower is taking hold in Nepal feeding electricity into the national grid and helping rural electrification. Click for Full StorySmall-Scale Hydro Heading for Brazil Brasilia, Brazil – April 9, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] The Brazilian subsidiary of France’s Alstom Power will supply all the equipment for three small-scale hydroelectric projects that the Brazilian subsidiary of Canada’s Brascan will build in Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul and Parana states under the terms of a US$17.4 million contract. Click for Full StoryGreat Lakes Hydro Acquires NH Power Assets Masson-Angers, Quebec – June 4, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] Great Lakes Hydro Income Fund has acquired six hydroelectric power stations on the Androscoggin River in New Hampshire for US$31.5 million. Click for Full StoryChanging Currents for West Virginia Dam Rutland, Vermont – December 20, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] One West Virginia dam has seen a lot of changes in the past few years. Click for Full Story