Africa

Hydro Tasmania Consulting to develop six mini-hydros Melbourne Water awarded a A$25 million (US$23 million) contract to Hydro Tasmania Consulting to develop six mini-hydropower projects on water supply reservoirs. The power plants, which will total 7 mw, are to be built at Mt. View, Notting Hill, Olinda, Preston, Silvan, and Upper Yarra reservoirs. Hydro Tasmania...
Latin America

European bank funds nineBulgarian small hydros The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is lending 54 million euros (US$80 million) to construct nine small hydroelectric plants totaling 25.7 mw on Bulgaria’s Iskar River. The run-of-river Vez Svoghe Mini-Hydro project is planned for a 33-kilometer stretch of the Iskar by Vez Svoghe Ltd. Petrolvilla Bulgaria,...
Asia and Oceania

Jan. 22-Feb. 2, 2008. International Training Course on Small Hydropower Development sponsored by Alternative Hydro Energy Centre, Indian Institute of Technology — Roorkee. Location: Roorkee, India. Contact: (91) 1332-274254; E-mail: [email protected]; Internet: www.ahec.org.in. Jan. 29-31, 2008. Underwater Intervention 2008 sponsored by Association of Diving Contractors International. Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Contact: (1) 281-893-8388; E-mail:...
Europe

CPFL repowers six plants,plans to sell carbon credits Brazil utility CPFL Energia plans to sell carbon emissions credits from the repowering of six small hydroelectric projects in Sao Paulo State. Repowering consists of replacing original equipment installed between 1910 and 1930, when generation efficiency was about 65 percent. CPFL said new turbine-generators would increase efficiencies...
Africa

Important hydro and dam safety technical news and study findings.
Asia and Oceania

Nov. 14-17. Eleventh International Conference on Inspection, Appraisal, Repairs, & Maintenance of Structures sponsored by CI-Premier. Location: North Cyprus. Contact: (65) 6733-2922; E-mail: [email protected] com.sg; Internet: www.cipremier.com. Nov. 17-21. NZSOLD-ANCOLD 2007 Conference: Dams — Securing Water for Our Future sponsored by New Zealand Society on Large Dams and Australia National Committee on Large Dams. Location:...
Africa

World Bank provides funds for renewables programs The World Bank is providing funds and credits to Sri Lanka, South Africa, and Ethiopia to help fund renewables programs that promote the use of small hydropower in those countries. Sri Lanka: US$40 million The bank approved US$40 million in financing to the government of Sri Lanka for...