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Hydropower projects eligible for Power Engineering Project of the Year

Hydropower, hydrokinetic and ocean energy projects are among renewable energy projects eligible for Power Engineering magazine's Projects of the Year 2010 awards program. The deadline for entries is Aug. 27.

Power Engineering invites entries from renewables projects worldwide for the awards program. The program honors excellence in design, construction and engineering of power generation facilities. The contest will make awards in up to four categories: best renewable project, best coal-fired project, best gas-fired project and best nuclear project.

The editors of Power Engineering judge the entries. Winning projects will receive editorial recognition in Power Engineering. Awards will be presented at POWER-GEN International 2010, Dec. 14-16, in Orlando, Fla.

Each project may recognize up to five suppliers or contractors, including the nominating company if not the project owner, instrumental in the project's success.

Nominated projects must have begun service between Aug. 1, 2009, and July 31, 2010. Project entries must represent new power plants or innovative projects at existing facilities. Eligible projects include: new power plants; retrofit projects; re-powering projects; innovative use of technology; equipment upgrades; innovative diagnostic analysis and maintenance programs; and unique construction management and plant design programs.

Entries are due Aug. 27 to Sharryn Dotson, Power Engineering, PennWell Corp., 1421 S. Sheridan Road, Tulsa, OK 74112. Forms can be submitted on line from www.power-gen.com. For information, contact Sharryn Dotson, Online Editor, Power Engineering, (1) 918-832-9339; E-mail: sharrynh@pennwell.com.   

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