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Canadian News

12/11/2013

Hydroelectric power's future in Ontario strong, minister says

Tech Briefs

12/11/2013

ASME releases book on fluid mechanics, water hammer

Avista Fund: Being a Good Neighbor

12/11/2013

The bluesy tune of a saxophone is heard through the trees by more than 1,000 attendees at a blues festival at Pilgrim Creek Park in Noxon, Mont.

Corps awards contract for water quality services

12/10/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$5 million contract to GKY & Associates to provide water resources engineering services for hydropower projects in its Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.

Perspectives: When is Dam Removal the Best Option?

12/09/2013

We report on dam removal fairly regularly on our website, HydroWorld.com, as part of our commitment to bring you comprehensive news on the hydroelectric power industry. Avoiding this particular subset of the industry, despite the overt negative connotations, would be an obvious oversight. Dam removal happens, and we need to talk about it.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife seeks architect-engineers for 15 states

12/09/2013

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites expressions of interest from architectural-engineering firms to perform infrastructure work and studies in up to 15 states, primarily in the Pacific Northwest.

REW-Asia invites papers from hydroelectric power industry

12/09/2013

The Advisory Committee of Renewable Energy World Asia extended the deadline for submitting paper abstracts for its 2014 conference until December 13.

Venezuela extends call for environmental, emergency plan training for 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

12/03/2013

Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) has extended the deadline for expressions of interest from consultants to train staff in hydro-meteorological and limnological monitoring and in emergency response and environmental education for the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project on Venezuela's Caroni River.

Expansions of Holtwood hydropower project complete

12/03/2013

PPL Holtwood has completed work on a 125-MW powerhouse at the Holtwood hydropower plant, the company announced earlier this week.

U.S. seeks firms to modify fish collection channel at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam

11/26/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to modify a juvenile fish collection channel at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

NHA extends deadline for Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters awards to December 13

11/26/2013

The National Hydropower Association has extended the nomination period for its annual Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters Awards program to Dec. 13, 2013.

FERC, California complete pact on hydropower pre-licensing cooperation

11/21/2013

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the California Water Resources Control Board have completed a memorandum of understanding under which the agencies are to coordinate pre-application activities for proposed FERC-licensed hydropower projects.

Malawi seeks social, environmental assessment of 175-MW Fufu hydro project

11/21/2013

Malawi's Ministry of Energy invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a social and environmental assessment of the 100- to 175-MW Fufu hydroelectric project on Malawi's South Rukuru River.

Pumped-storage hydropower projects attractive means of storing excess energy, Stanford study says

11/18/2013

Pumped-storage hydropower projects may be the best means of storing solar and wind energy on the electrical grid, according to a paper published recently by Stanford University researchers.

Peru seeks consultants to teach integrated water resource management

11/12/2013

The government of Peru invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve as faculty to teach integrated water resource management to staff of six river basin pilot programs.

U.S resets conference, seeks bids for endangered species studies of Northwest hydro system

11/07/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has rescheduled a pre-proposal conference on a solicitation for biological studies in the Pacific Northwest involving endangered species in the federal hydroelectric system. The conference is scheduled Nov. 14, with registration due by Nov. 12.

How Deregulated Markets Influence Hydro Revenue and Downstream Flow

11/07/2013

Dams that impound water for hydroelectric facilities provide low-cost renewable electricity and are more flexible than thermal generation but can disrupt the "natural" flow regime of rivers. The authors explore the tradeoffs between hydropower revenue and ecosystem quality downstream from the dam.

International Hydropower Association announces new president, vice presidents

11/06/2013

The International Hydropower Association's board selected a new president and vice presidents during a recent three-day meeting in London.

R&D Forum

11/05/2013

IHA completes evaluation of 695-MW Keeyask plant

Canadian News

11/05/2013

Operations begin at 4.3-MW project owned by Innovente

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