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11/05/2013

NFPA launches online resource on electrical issues

Alcoa appeals state bid to thwart FERC relicensing of 210-MW Yadkin hydro project

11/04/2013

Alcoa Power Generating Inc. has filed a state administrative appeal of North Carolina's denial of water quality certification intended to prevent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission relicensing of Alcoa's 210-MW Yadkin hydroelectric project.

National renewable portfolio standard includes hydroelectric power

11/01/2013

Legislation submitted to Congress yesterday could establish a national renewable portfolio standard that includes hydroelectric power in its definition of clean energy.

Duke Energy provides grants for seven river restoration and enhancement projects

10/30/2013

Duke Energy has approved funding for seven streamside habitat enhancement projects in the watersheds and tailwaters of its Nantahala-area hydroelectric projects.

Corps counts record number of Chinook salmon passing Bonneville Dam

10/30/2013

A record number of Chinook salmon passed Bonneville Dam during their fall migration up the Columbia River this year, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Reclamation seeks materials for water resources work in 17 states

10/29/2013

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids in three solicitations for blanket purchase agreements to supply construction, metalwork, waterworks, and irrigation materials for emergency and maintenance work on water resources projects in 17 states.

Court halts work at Brazil's 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower project

10/29/2013

Brazil's Regional Federal Court of the 1st Region has granted an injunction canceling a license for the construction of the 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower plant.

House approves bill with hydroelectric power provisions

10/25/2013

A bill passed 417-3 yesterday by the House of Representatives authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to authorize a number of water resource development activities, including those associated with hydroelectric power generation.

Dam release causes flooding in Malaysia

10/23/2013

At least three people are dead and one is missing after flood waters were released from Malaysia's Sultan Abu Bakar Dam.

Hydro in Africa: Navigating a Continent of Untapped Potential

10/22/2013

By Seline van der Wat
With thousands of miles of waterways and enormous untapped potential, the African continent is poised for an explosion of hydropower growth.

HRW Briefings

10/22/2013

MWH seeks geotechnical engineer for dams, hydro projects in Oregon

10/17/2013

International engineer MWH invites applications for a senior geotechnical engineer to work on dams, reservoirs, hydroelectric projects, tunnels, and underground structures for water resources projects.

Large hydro project development increasing, delegates tell World Energy Congress

10/16/2013

Large hydropower projects are experiencing a global renaissance as developers in Central and Latin America, Russia and Canada are moving to exploit untapped hydroelectric power potential, World Energy Congress delegates were told earlier this week.

U.S. seeks firms to perform fish passage upgrade at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam

10/15/2013

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

Canadian News

10/15/2013

Ontario reviewing hydroelectric potential of province's north

Tech Briefs

10/15/2013

Reclamation to install systems for control of quagga, zebra mussels

R&D Forum

10/15/2013

First Nation to help study Tazi Twe project

Proposal could make hydroelectric power purchase mandatory for Indian utilities

10/09/2013

A new proposal could require India's utilities to purchase a mandatory amount of hydroelectric power as the country works to wean itself off fossil-fueled forms of power generation.

Eletrobras proactive in engaging public about Garabi, Panambi hydroelectric plants

10/08/2013

Perhaps trying to avoid public outcry caused by other large hydropower projects being constructed in Brazil, state-run utility Eletrobras recently held a meeting to discuss its proposed Garabi and Panambi hydroelectric plants.

Government shutdown cancels U.S. conference on endangered species studies for Northwest hydro system

10/03/2013

As a result of a federal government shutdown, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has canceled a pre-proposal conference on a proposed solicitation for biological studies in the Pacific Northwest involving endangered species in the federal hydroelectric system.

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