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Ayres Associates purchases SAA Design Group

Ayres Associates announces plans to purchase SAA Design Group

12/18/2014

Ayres Associates, an engineering and architecture firm that works in the hydroelectric power industry, has signed a letter of intent to purchase planning and design firm SAA Design Group.

Firms sought for biological services at U.S. hydro projects in Northwest

12/17/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to provide biological services and quality assurance for its juvenile fish transportation program at five hydroelectric projects on the Snake and Columbia rivers in the Pacific Northwest.

US$2.24 trillion for green bonds coincide with standards for marine hydrokinetic risk management

12/17/2014

Standards and transparency. Managers who oversee trillions of investment dollars now have similar goals with those who are dedicated to marine hydrokinetic (MHK) development from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Australia's 52-MW Burdekin hydropower plant tabled amidst energy goal squabbles

12/16/2014

Power developer Meridian Energy Australia is shelving plans for the 52-MW Burdekin hydropower project, citing revisions to Australia's federal energy policy.

MWH Global appoints chief strategy officer

Smith named chief strategy officer for MWH Global

12/16/2014

David A. Smith is now chief strategy officer for MWH Global.

2014 NHA Annual Conference

2015 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference program available online now

12/16/2014

The conference program for the 2015 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference is now available online, giving industry members a sneak peek of everything the three-day event has to offer.

Venezuela further extends engineering call to upgrade 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

12/16/2014

Venezuela's national utility further extended the deadline for expressions of interest for engineering services to modernize six turbine-generators of the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project.

World Bank seeks investment analysis for Africa's Cubango-Okavango Basin

12/12/2014

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a multi-sector analysis of investment options while safeguarding the ecological status of the Cubango-Okavango River Basin of southern Africa.

Mozambique seeks Limpopo Basin water project, study of Mapai Dam

12/11/2014

Mozambique seeks firms for design and development of a large-scale water infrastructure project in the Limpopo River Basin as well as a feasibility study of a multi-purpose dam at Mapai in that basin.

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BC Hydro releases “best-in-class” plan for calculating earthquake hazards

12/10/2014

In a Dec. 5 announcement, British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority (BC Hydro) said it now has a “best-in-class” method for calculating earthquake hazards for utilities and a “first-of-its-kind” model for application within the North American hydropower industry.  

Russia again extends call for system integrator for hydrometeorological modernization

12/08/2014

The Russian Federation again extended the deadline for expressions of interest from consultants to act as system integrator for its second national Hydromet modernization program.

R&D Forum

12/05/2014

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower

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