Builders of roller-compacted-concrete dams need to consider several design elements before beginning construction.
The Asian Development Bank has approved a US$50 million private sector loan and a US$50 million political risk guarantee for the 1,070-MW Nam Theun 2 hydroelectric project, which is under construction on the Nam Theun River in Laos.
India's power minister says the government is to issue a new hydropower policy in two months, helping to address the nation's power shortages.
Argentine President Nestor Kirchner announced the government will seek tenders for construction of two hydroelectric projects totaling up to 2,000 MW in Argentina's sparsely populated Santa Cruz Province.
Members of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) meet in June in St. Petersburg, Russia, for the organization’s annual event.
Russian hydropower utility HydroOGK is talking to a dozen foreign and Russian firms about joint plans to build mid-sized hydropower stations.
The United Nations Development Program has signed an agreement with Belgian-Dutch financial group Fortis to finance environmentally friendly projects in developing countries.
During repairs to a generator at its 672-MW Mactaquac project on the Saint John River, New Brunswick Power (NB Power) in New Brunswick, Canada, discovered excessive stator core and end-winding contamination.
This report, prepared by the U.S. departments of the Interior, Army, and Energy, details the results of a study intended to assess the potential for increasing electric power production at federally owned or operated water regulation, storage, and conveyance facilities.
Utility Energias de Portugal S.A. has awarded a 46 million euro (US$60.1 million) contract for construction of the 243-MW Picote 2 hydroelectric project on Portugal's Douro River.