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Small hydroelectric project in Zimbabwe gets approval

An application to build a US$13 million small hydroelectric plant near Zimbabwe's Lake Mutrikwi has been approved by the Masvingo Rural District Council, sources report. The application was submitted by the Great Zimbabwe Hydro-Power Company, which is jointly owned by Zimbabwe's ZOL and South Africa

Berthol wins contract to redevelop Rivaz in Switzerland

Swiss contractor Berthol has been awarded a contract to supply equipment for redevelopment of the 725-kW Rivaz 2 hydroelectric plant on Forestay Creek. Bids for the hydropower project, which is located in Switzerland's Lavaux District, were solicited in May 2011 by utility Romande Energie. The c

Royal Haskoning looks to boost power access in western Uganda with small hydro

International consulting firm Royal Haskoning will soon begin work on a hydropower project that will provide electricity to 350,000 people in Uganda's rural western region. A press release says Royal Haskoning has already arranged a public-private partnership that includes a US$15.5 million Dutc

Guyana, EU teaming up for Chiung River Falls project

The European Union (EU) will provide funding for a new 330-kW hydroelectric plant along Guyana's Chiung River, with the stipulation that the country construct a new secondary school first. The anticipated cost of the new hydropower facility is US$3.11 million. Of that, the EU has said it will co

Ecuadorian utility names supplier for small hydro project

Ecuadorian utility Empresa Electrica Quito (EEQ) has awarded a US$6.53 million contract to Ensilectric to manufacture and install electromechanical equipment for the 10-MW Victoria hydropower plant in Napo Province, sources report. EEQ issued the tender in November 2011, which calls for the supply o

Scottish utility exploring benefits of small hydro network

Scottish Water will soon embark on an ambitious US$31 million plan that will see the utility's existing water treatment plants partially converted to produce hydroelectric power. According to a company release, Scottish Water will use the flow in its large water supply pipes to generate power for it

Swiss utility BKW acquires Italian hydro facilities

BKW FMB Energy Ltd. is acquiring five small run-of-river hydropower plants from Italian energy utility Sorgenia, the company announced. Financial details of the agreement have not been disclosed. The five facilities have a collective installed capacity of nearly 8 MW and are located in the Aos

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