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    Satellite

    Satellites could help Brazil's hydroelectric power operators forecast weather patterns

    04/23/2014

    Brazilian researchers have met to discuss the use of satellites to collect hydrometeorological data to better forecast weather-related events.

    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.

    Pakistan Map

    Comments sought on proposed environmental study of Pakistan's 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydro project

    04/23/2014

    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks comments on a draft statement of work for an environmental and social impact assessment of Pakistan's proposed 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydroelectric project on the Indus River.

    Peru Map

    Developer announces public hearing on proposed Tulumayo 4 hydropower project

    04/21/2014

    Peruvian developer Egenjunin Tulumayo IV S.A.C. will hold a public hearing in May to meet socioeconomic requirements for the proposed Tulumayo 4 hydropower project.

    Catawba-Wateree Hydro Project

    FERC backs state in blocking 401 certification for 739.182-MW Catawba-Wateree hydro project

    04/17/2014

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has agreed with a South Carolina appeals court that found the state did not waive its right to issue water quality certification necessary for the relicensing of Duke Energy's 739.182-MW Catawba-Wateree hydroelectric project.

    Garafiri Hydropower Plant

    Guinea renews call for social-environmental assessment of 75-MW Garafiri hydro project, thermal plant

    04/17/2014

    Guinea state-owned utility Electricite de Guinee (EDG) has renewed its invitation for expressions of interest from consultants to perform a social and environmental assessment of the 75-MW Garafiri hydroelectric project and the 140.5-MW Tombo thermal power plant.

    Fish Protection

    Modified fish ladders working, Grant PUD says

    04/17/2014 Modifications to the Wanapum and Rock Island Dam fish ladders appear to ...

    U.S. reissues PIT tag tender for Northwest fish passage studies

    04/16/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply more than 1 millio...

    U.S. seeks lamprey passage study at Snake River hydro projects

    04/08/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids from small businesses to per...

    Investigation of cracked Wanapum Dam monolith pier continues

    04/02/2014 A team has completed drilling six investigative holes into Wanapum Dam's...

    U.S. seeks fish pump system valve, channel modification at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam

    04/02/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers bids to replace a currently inaccessibl...

    Climate Change

    Satellites could help Brazil's hydroelectric power operators forecast weather patterns

    04/23/2014 Brazilian researchers have met to discuss the use of satellites to colle...

    NYPA releases annual report

    04/16/2014 The 2013 Annual Report released by the New York Power Authority earlier ...

    Water Quality

    EPC contractor selects SediCon for Coca Coda Sinclair hydro project desanders

    04/23/2014 Equipment manufacturer SediCon has been contracted to provide desanding ...

    Comments sought on proposed environmental study of Pakistan's 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydro project

    04/23/2014 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks comments on ...

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