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Monitoring Suspended Sediment and Turbine Efficiency

07/01/2014

Sediment in the water passing through hydro turbines can have a significant effect on unit efficiency. The authors undertook a research project to better understand the interactions between suspended sediment, turbine wear and unit efficiency.

Marine Hydrokinetics

07/01/2014

News related to the worldwide marine hydrokinetics industry from July-August 2014

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Bosnia seeks feasibility study of 11.5-MW Babino Selo hydro project

07/01/2014

Utility Elektroprivreda of Bosnia and Herzegovina invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a feasibility study and other preparatory work for the 11.5-MW Babino Selo hydroelectric project in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Inaugural class of Women with Hydro Vision Award recipients announced

07/01/2014

The PennWell Hydro Group is pleased to announce the inaugural class of recipients of the Women with Hydro Vision award.

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Venezuela extends tech support call, seeks emergency gear for 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

06/26/2014

Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) has extended the deadline for expressions of interest to provide specialized technical support for rehabilitation of six turbine-generators of the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project on Venezuela's Caroni River.

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Navigant Consulting earns industry honors

06/25/2014

Chicago-based Navigant has earned a number of honors in the Corporate INTL Awards.

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ZAMCOM awards contract for Zambezi Water Information System modernizations

06/23/2014

The Zambezi Watercourse Commission has awarded a US$940,288 contract to DHI DK to help modernize the Zambezi Water Information System to meet needs of Zambezi riparian countries in Africa.

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Ivory Coast seeks hydropower site studies below 270-MW Soubre hydro project

06/23/2014

The government of Ivory Coast invites expressions of interest from consultants to conduct a feasibility study of hydroelectric development sites downstream of the 270-MW Soubre Dam hydropower project.

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DOE report explores relationship between water and power generation

06/20/2014

A new U.S. Department of Energy report focuses on the connections between water and its role in energy production and generation, including hydroelectric power.

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Burundi seeks social, environmental assessment of 31.5-MW Jiji, 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydro projects

06/20/2014

Burundi's water and electric utility invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a social and environmental assessment of the 31.5-MW Jiji and 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydroelectric projects being developed in Burundi's Bururi Province.

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20 for 20: Celebrating 20 Years of HydroVision International

06/19/2014

To celebrate HydroVision International's 20th year, HydroWorld.com will highlight a facet of the upcoming conference and exhibition in each of the 20 days leading to the event.

Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant Hosts Annual Wildlife Festival

06/19/2014

Aspiring entrepreneurs have tried to capture the raw power of Niagara Falls since the late 1800s and, in the process, helped develop the science behind low-cost, reliable hydroelectricity.

R&D Forum

06/19/2014

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower for June 2014

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DOE still accepting solicitations for hydroelectric power, MHK notices of intent

06/19/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy & Renewable Energy is still accepting solicitations for three notices of intent designed to fund research in both the marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) and conventional hydroelectric power fields.

Canadian Spotlight

06/18/2014

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada for June 2014

Studying Net Evaporation from the Eastmain-1 Reservoir

06/18/2014

A first-of-its-kind study of net evaporation at a hydroelectric facility reveals that the project has very little effect on the loss of water to the atmosphere as compared with pre-impoundment conditions.

Viewpoints from the Board Room: Black & Veatch

06/18/2014

Steve Edwards - the new chairman, president and chief executive officer of Black & Veatch - discusses what he sees coming in the future of the hydropower industry in North America and abroad, and the role he sees Black & Veatch playing in that future.

Tech Briefs

06/18/2014

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology from June 2014

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U.S. seeks water facilities operation after Elwha River dams' removal

06/17/2014

The National Park Service seeks bids for operation and maintenance of water treatment and pumping facilities made necessary by removal of the 12-MW Elwha and 12-MW Glines Canyon dams from the Elwha River in Washington.

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Pennsylvania announces grant program for hydroelectric power, renewable development

06/12/2014

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and the state's Department of Environmental Protection have announced a new grant and loan program designed to encourage the deployment of renewable generating technologies, including hydroelectric power.

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