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TVA hires Quirk as general counsel

Hydro project operator TVA adds Quirk as executive vice president, general counsel

01/27/2015

Sherry Quirk has been named executive vice president and general counsel for hydro project operator Tennessee Valley Authority.

Basin agency seeks design of two French reservoirs, possible hydro projects

01/23/2015

France's Adour River Basin agency seeks bids to design and manage construction of two reservoirs in the basin with possible development of hydro projects.

Fire starts in Asia’s only underground switchyard, housed at India’s 120-MW Sanjay Vidyut Pariyojna hydroelectric project

01/23/2015

Indian media sources say fire broke out in transformer units within the underground switchyard of the 120-MW Sanjay Vidyut Pariyojna hydroelectric project about 3:30 a.m. local time, Jan. 22, at the facility located in the district of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India.  

Repairs to Nepal's 10-MW Sunkoshi hydropower plant estimated at more than US$2.4 million

01/22/2015

Repairs to the Nepal Electricity Authority's 10-MW Sunkoshi hydropower plant are estimated at about US$2.44 million following a landslide that damaged the project last August.

Proposed Keeyask Generation Station

Bomb threat received at 650-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project work site

01/22/2015

A bomb threat called into the construction site of the 650-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project on Jan. 19 forced authorities to evacuate the Manitoba Hydro property, according to reports by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). 

Kenya seeks owner's engineer for construction of Mwache Dam

01/22/2015

The government of Kenya invites expressions of interest to serve as owner's engineer for construction supervision and quality assurance for Mwache Dam in Kenya.

Canada’s US$2.2 billion Lower Mattagami hydroelectric project provides power and empowerment

01/21/2015

Total capacity has increased from 486 MW to 924 MW at four fully operational redeveloped hydroelectric projects on the Mattagami River, according to Ontario Power Generation (OPG), thanks to the newly commissioned US$2.2 billion Lower Mattagami hydroelectric project in the Moose River Basin of northeastern Ontario, Canada.  

Sogamoso hydro online in Colombia

820-MW Sogamoso hydro project begins operating in Colombia

01/21/2015

The 820-MW Sogamoso project in Colombia is now complete, following six years of construction, with the official opening celebrated Jan. 15.

U.S. seeks penstock flowmeter replacement at eight hydro projects

01/20/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to replace penstock flowmeters at eight hydroelectric projects in its northern and central California areas.

Whitepapers

Replacement Options for Penstocks

Many wood stave penstocks installed in the last century are approaching the end of their safe, reliable, and useful service life. Once leakage surpasses the ability of typical maintenance to m...

Dam Safety

TVA hires Quirk as general counsel

Hydro project operator TVA adds Quirk as executive vice president, general counsel

01/27/2015 Sherry Quirk has been named executive vice president and general counsel...

Fire starts in Asia’s only underground switchyard, housed at India’s 120-MW Sanjay Vidyut Pariyojna hydroelectric project

01/23/2015 Indian media sources say fire broke out in transformer units within the ...

Dam Design & Construction

Basin agency seeks design of two French reservoirs, possible hydro projects

01/23/2015 France's Adour River Basin agency seeks bids to design and manage constr...

Repairs to Nepal's 10-MW Sunkoshi hydropower plant estimated at more than US$2.4 million

01/22/2015 Repairs to the Nepal Electricity Authority's 10-MW Sunkoshi hydropower p...

Canals, Tunnels & Penstocks

U.S. seeks penstock flowmeter replacement at eight hydro projects

01/20/2015 The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to replace penstock flowmeters at e...
Small hydro development in Colorado

Colorado receives $1.8 million to advance agricultural hydropower project development

01/19/2015 A $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture should help...

Underwater Work

French agency seeks bottom outlet refurbishment at 5.9-MW Panneciere hydro project

01/19/2015 France's Seine River Basin agency seeks bids to rehabilitate the bottom ...

French engineer seeks trashrack, fish passage for 8-MW Pebernat hydro project

01/16/2015 Hydropower engineer Hydrostadium seeks bids to supply and install a tras...

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