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    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.

    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 million passive integrated transponder tags for fish passage monitoring in the Columbia River Basin.

    Zambezi River

    Africa agency seeks upgrade of Zambezi River water information system

    04/16/2014

    The Zambezi Watercourse Commission (ZAMCOM) invites expressions of interest from consultants to help modernize the Zambezi Water Information System (ZAMWIS) to meet needs of Zambezi riparian countries of Africa.

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    NYPA releases annual report

    04/16/2014

    The 2013 Annual Report released by the New York Power Authority earlier this week reveals that the utility is in a strong financial position and a leading provider of low-cost electricity.

    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

    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 Carolin...

    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 i...

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