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Happy consumption from hydro

11/21/2014

Hydro. For me, beginning work in October as an associate editor in the Hydro Group at PennWell Corp. was truly an immersion into Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide.

U.K. seeks energy specialists, including hydropower, marine energy

11/21/2014

The United Kingdom seeks proposals from energy technical specialists, including specialists in hydropower and marine energy, to participate in a framework agreement to help carry out energy and climate change policies.

R&D Forum

11/20/2014

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower

Tech Briefs

11/20/2014

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology

Register for HydroVision Russia 2015 now and save

11/19/2014

Time is running out to receive a special early registration rate for HydroVision Russia 2015.

Corps of Engineers finalizes sediment management plan for Lower Snake River

11/19/2014

Following intensive U.S. Army Corps of Engineers review and consideration of extensive public comments, the Corps' Northwestern Division Commander, Brig. Gen. John S. Kem, signed two Records of Decision (RODs) on Nov. 14 for the Lower Snake River Final Programmatic Sediment Management Plan (PSMP) and a current "immediate need" action (dredging) to reestablish the congressionally authorized dimensions of the Lower Snake River federal navigation channel. The RODs are based on consideration of reasonable alternatives and evaluation of potential environmental effects contained in the PSMP Final Environmental Impact Statement (PSMP FEIS). Signing of the RODs marks completion of the Walla Walla District National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process.

World Bank seeks consultant to evaluate, expand Central Asia energy, water program

11/18/2014

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to evaluate the Central Asia Energy-Water Development Program and provide data to guide the program in the future.

Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project

Delays continue in India at 2,000-MW Lower Subansiri hydroelectric project

11/14/2014

Opposition continues to the 2,000-MW Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Power Project (LSHEP) at Gerukamukh, Dhemaji, India. On Nov. 11, local news outlets reported opposition groups stopped trucks carrying transformers and additional construction items for delivery to LSHEP.  

FERC staff endorses hydro project relicensings in Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Maine

11/13/2014

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff has issued environmental assessments endorsing the relicensing of the 451.8-MW Kinzua Pumped-Storage project in Pennsylvania, the 260-MW Salina Pumped-Storage project in Oklahoma and two water storage projects in Maine.

Zambia seeks update of environmental, social studies of 750-MW Kafue Gorge Lower hydro project

11/11/2014

Zambia Electricity Supply Corp. (ZESCO) seeks bids to review and update environmental and social impact assessments of the 750-MW Kafue Gorge Lower hydroelectric project proposed for Zambia's Kafue River.

BlueTEC Tidal Energy

BlueTEC hydrokinetic device set for tests in The Netherlands

11/11/2014

A 200-kW prototype of the hydrokinetic Bluewater Tidal Energy Converter (BlueTEC) floating platform is scheduled for deployment in early 2015 to test harvesting energy from the Wadden Sea, near Texel Island in The Netherlands. If successful, testing the BlueTEC platform may provide a means to deliver tidal energy devices to remote locations worldwide.  

International Hydropower Association

IHA issues call for proposals to revise GHG Reservoir Screening Tool

11/10/2014

A call for proposals has been issued by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) to revise the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reservoir Screening Tool, a living document first conceptualized in 2006. 

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