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Canada's BC Hydro seeks diving services throughout British Columbia


Canadian utility BC Hydro invites applications for pre-qualification to provide commercial diving services to the hydropower utility at locations throughout British Columbia.

Method for Identifying Dynamic Instability of Tainter Gates


By Keiko Anami, Noriaki Ishii, Charles W. Knisely, Takuma Tsuji and Tatsuya Oku
A method for determining the operational stability of tainter gates has been developed.

Consortium signs concession contract for development of Peru's 300-MW Molloco hydropower project


The Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) has signed a two-part concession contract with consortium Generadora Electrica Molloco for the development of the 300-MW Molloco hydropower project.

U.S. postpones call for electrical equipment, dam repair at 2,160-MW John Day hydro project


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has delayed plans to seek bids for electrical equipment and for dam repair at 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

Nepal seeks design, supervision consultants for rehab of 144-MW Kali Gandaki A hydro project


Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) invites expressions of interest from consultants to design and supervise rehabilitation of the 144-MW Kali Gandaki A hydroelectric project on the Kali Gandaki River in western Nepal.

Afghanistan seeks bids to build 500-kW Baharak, 500-kW Topchi small hydro projects


Afghanistan's electricity authority seeks bids for construction of the 500-kW Baharak and 500-kW Topchi small hydro projects in Afghanistan.

Hydro Currents


Seattle passes final hurdle for FERC relicense of 1,003-MW Boundary project

New Calibration Equation for the Winter-Kennedy Piezometer System


A new equation for calibrating data gathered using a Winter-Kennedy piezometer system, tested using data from Unit 4 at the 810-MW Lower Granite project, could provide better correlation of results than traditional methods of calibration.



Eric Van Deuren joins team at Pacific Gas and Electric

Dam Safety & Security


Flooding causes dam safety concerns in Colorado

Underwater technology company expands operation


Underwater technology developer EdgeTech has expanded its main office in West Wareham, Mass., giving the company more than 30,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space.

Nepal renews call for geologic survey consultants for 140-MW Tanahu hydro project


Nepal hydro developer Tanahu Hydropower Ltd. has renewed a call for expressions of interest from geologic survey consultants to perform rock mechanical testing for the 140-MW Tanahu hydroelectric project on Nepal's Seti River.

Nalcor Energy awards contract for construction of Muskrat Falls hydropower project civil works


Italian contractor Astaldi has been a contract worth about US$962 million for the construction of major civil works for Canada's 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project.

NB Power hires group to evaluate future of 672-MW Mactaquac hydropower plant


Canadian utility NB Power has sought the services of a group of internationally recognized scientists in determining future options for its 672-MW Mactaquac hydropower project.

Is dam removal really an environmental panacea?


We report on dam removal fairly regularly on, as part of our commitment to bring you comprehensive news on the hydroelectric power industry. Avoiding this particular subset of the industry, despite the overt negative connotations, would be an obvious oversight. Dam removal happens, and we need to talk about it.

Kenya reissues call for Thwake water resources project, seeks Thika Dam project work


Kenya water agencies reissued a call for consultants to review design and supervise construction of the Thwake multi-purpose water resources project and issued a new call to supervise construction of works related to Thika Dam.

Eletrobras proactive in engaging public about Garabi, Panambi hydroelectric plants


Perhaps trying to avoid public outcry caused by other large hydropower projects being constructed in Brazil, state-run utility Eletrobras recently held a meeting to discuss its proposed Garabi and Panambi hydroelectric plants.

Guinea revives call for study, design of 90-MW Fomi hydro project


Guinea's rural engineering directorate invites expressions of interest to update a feasibility study and to perform design and tender preparation for construction of the 90-MW Fomi hydroelectric project in the upper Niger River Basin.

Liberia seeks site rehabilitation work at 60- to 80-MW Mount Coffee hydro project


The government of Liberia invites applications for post-qualification and bids to perform site rehabilitation work at the 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric project in Liberia.

TVA announces record hydroelectric power production in FY 2013


The Tennessee Valley Authority broke its 40-year old record for electricity generated within a fiscal year, TVA announced following the close of the 2013 fiscal year on September 30.

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