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    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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    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.

    Wanapum Dam

    Modified fish ladders working, Grant PUD says

    04/17/2014

    Modifications to the Wanapum and Rock Island Dam fish ladders appear to be successful, according to initial results reported by the Grant County Public Utilities District.

    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

    NYPA releases annual report

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

    Hydro-Quebec celebrates 70th birthday

    04/15/2014 Canadian utility Hydro-Quebec celebrated its 70th anniversary earlier th...

    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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