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195-MW Forrest Kerr hydroelectric plant nears completion

05/01/2014

Canadian utility AltaGas Ltd. has announced the start of waterflow at its 195-MW Forrest Kerr hydropower project.

Two contracts awarded for lock rehabilitation at Olmsted Dam

04/30/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded two contracts for lock rehabilitation at Olmsted Dam on the Ohio River in Kentucky.

U.S. extends bidding to modify fish channel at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam

04/29/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to modify a juvenile fish collection channel at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

Workers building hydro plant in Nepal trapped in tunnel by landslide

04/28/2014

The bodies of three workers have been recovered from a tunnel under construction at the 25-MW Upper Madikhola hydro plant in western Nepal, news sources report.

U.S. seeks firms for gate repairs at Raystown Dam in Pennsylvania

04/28/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to repair tainter gates at Raystown Lake Dam on the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River at Hesston.

Pakistan seeks project management consultants for 83.4-MW Kurram Tangi hydropower project

04/25/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites expressions of interest from consultants to establish a project management unit for the 83.4-MW Kurram Tangi hydroelectric project to be built on Pakistan's Kurram River.

Dimensionally Homogeneous Form of the Chezy and Manning Equations

04/24/2014

Chezy and Manning equations, the foundation of our present science of open channel hydraulics, are not dimensionally homogeneous. The author presents a new derivation of these equations that reveals the constituent parts of these coefficients, allowing for calculation of more accurate values.

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French waterways agency seeks refurbishment of Plancher-Bas Dam

04/24/2014

France's navigable waterways agency, Voies Navigables de France (VNF), seeks bids for rehabilitation of Plancher-Bas Dam on the Rahin River in France's Haute-Saone Department.

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FERC sets conferences on critical infrastructure, system reliability

04/24/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued an agenda and discussion topics for a technical conference April 29 on Critical Infrastructure Protection issues.

Transitions

04/24/2014

News about recent job changes in the hydro industry for April 2014

Dam Safety & Security

04/24/2014

Collection of articles covering safety and security of dams and civil structures for April 2014

Optimizing Generation: Removing Sediment at Monroe Street Dam

04/23/2014

To deal with heavy debris build-up at Monroe Street Dam in 2012, Avista Utilities worked to remove and relocate large rocks and sediment from the dam's intake screens, ensuring optimal flow and steady generating capacity.

From the Boardroom: Marc Gerken, American Municipal Power

04/23/2014

American Municipal Power is paving the way in new hydroelectric development in the U.S., with four projects under construction that will add more than 300 MW of capacity. Read on to learn why the company believes hydropower is the way to go.

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U.S. seeks spillway channel excavation at Canton Lake Dam

04/23/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform the remaining excavation that will allow flows into a new auxiliary spillway at Canton Lake Dam on the North Canadian River in Oklahoma.

Coca Coda Sinclair Hydropower Project

EPC contractor selects SediCon for Coca Coda Sinclair hydro project desanders

04/23/2014

Equipment manufacturer SediCon has been contracted to provide desanding units for Ecuador's 1,500-MW Coca Codo Sinclair hydroelectric plant.

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World Bank provides loan for Burundi hydropower plants

04/23/2014

The World Bank has approved a US$100 million grant to the Republic of Burundi for the construction of two hydropower plants along the Jiji and Mulembwe rivers.

Hydro Currents

04/23/2014

The latest hydroelectric power news and information for April 2014

Isabella Dam

Corps awards contract for Isabella Dam stone processing, testing

04/21/2014

Santos Excavation Inc. has been awarded a US$823,075 contract to perform stone processing and aggregate testing at the site of the Isabella Dam on California's Kern River.

Keeyask Hydropower Plant

Canada utility seeks civil engineering for dams, other facilities

04/21/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids for a broad range of civil engineering services to its dams, hydroelectric projects and other facilities in Manitoba.

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AES awards contract for underground work at Alto Maipo hydroelectric plant

04/17/2014

A group comprised of Norway's Multiconsult, Skava of Chile and Amberg of Switzerland has been awarded a contract to provide owners engineer services for underground works at the 531-MW Alto Maipo hydroelectric project in Chile.

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