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    Emagineered Solutions installs waterstop at Wanapum Dam

    Calculating Water Startup Time for Spiral Cases of Hydraulic Turbines


    The author proposes a new method for calculating water startup time in a spiral case of a hydraulic turbine. Water startup is the dynamic parameter used in determining stability of the generating system that the governor in a hydropower plant must be able to control.

    Inspection of the Tunnel at the Kemano Project


    Loose rock appearing in the water conveyance tunnel at the 1,000-MW Kemano powerhouse was a concern for the owner, who turned to the use of remotely operated vehicles to determine the cause and extent of the problem.

    DamWatch: New Monitoring Technology for Dam Safety


    Many parameters must be monitored and significant data recorded to ensure safe operation of a dam. A new software system designed to monitor and store data related to dam safety, now being rolled out in 47 U.S. states, could be useful to concerned hydroelectric project owners and operators.

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    House passes Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act

    Worthington offers full line of waterway barriers for hydropower projects and dams


    Worthington Products offers a number of products designed for dam safety, debris and ice control, fish guidance and other hydropower project applications.

    U.S. Reclamation seeks geotechnical engineer for dam construction


    The Bureau of Reclamation seeks candidates to serve as geotechnical engineer for dam construction, to serve in its Technical Service Center in Lakewood, Colo.

    FERC seeks dam safety civil engineer for Atlanta office


    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeks candidates to serve as a dam safety civil engineer in its Atlanta Regional Office.

    Malawi seeks consultants for Shire River control, management program


    The government of Malawi invites expressions of interest from consultants for a series of river control and management tasks under its Shire River Basin Management Program.

    U.S. to seek bids for dam safety civil construction at Mormon Island Dam


    The Bureau of Reclamation plans to seek bids for dam safety civil construction including an overlay of Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam, part of the 198.72-MW Folsom Dam hydroelectric project on California's American River.

    Reservoir filling begins at Brazil's Simplicio hydroelectric complex


    It won't be long until Brazil's 334-MW Simplicio complex begins producing energy as the hydropower project's reservoir is now under way, according to state-run power company Eletrobras Furnas.

    Milestone reached in Upper Tamakoshi's tunnel construction


    Tunnel construction for Nepal's 456-MW Upper Tamakoshi hydropower plant is 50% complete, officials working on the project have told Asian news sources.

    U.S. seeks dam safety civil construction at 3.65-MW Stampede Dam


    The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids from small businesses to perform dam safety civil construction at 3.65-MW Stampede Dam on California's Little Truckee River.

    BC Hydro gets approval for John Hart hydroelectric plant replacement


    The British Columbia Utilities Commission has given a go-ahead for the replacement of the 126-MW John Hart hydropower station, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    Scottish micro hydro project developers charged with destroying mussel habitat


    Developers of a 1.5 MW mini hydro project in a Highland Perthshire glen are facing fines up to US$245,000 for killing a protected species and causing long-term environmental damage to Scotland's River Lyon.

    Construction of new micro hydro project begins in India's Kerala state


    A new micro hydro project in India's Kerala state should help decrease power shortages in Malappuram once commissioned in 2015, Kerala Minister for Electricity and Transport Aryadan Muhammed said.

    Colorado announces dam safety improvements at Beaver Creek Reservoir


    Colorado Parks and Wildlife will begin a two-year repair project to increase dam safety at Beaver Creek Reservoir this summer, allowing its 4,400-acre-foot reservoir to be filled again by mid-2015.

    Construction of Pakistan's Keyal Khwar hydro project could begin in April, WAPDA says


    Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) expects to begin construction of its 122-MW Keyal Khwar hydroelectric plant in April, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    Report says worldwide development of hydroelectric power slow in 2011


    New research from the Worldwatch Institute suggests that growth in hydroelectric power development tapered in 2011, according to a recently published report.

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