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French waterways agency extends bidding to refurbish Plancher-Bas Dam

05/20/2014

France's navigable waterways agency, Voies Navigables de France (VNF), has extended the deadline for bids to rehabilitate Plancher-Bas Dam on the Rahin River in France's Haute-Saone Department.

Tech Briefs

05/20/2014

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology from May 2014

Testing to Improve Fish Passage through the Ice Harbor Turbines

05/20/2014

Substantial efforts are under way at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 603-MW Ice Harbor hydropower project in Washington State to improve survival of juvenile salmon and steelhead passing through the turbines.

Significant changes proposed to Endangered Species Act criteria

05/16/2014

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service are proposing changes intended to improve implementation of the Endangered Species Act.

Canadian News

05/15/2014

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada from May 2014

More than just one more meeting

05/13/2014

During the average week, I attend quite a few meetings. This week, I have 15 (admittedly, this is an abnormal week, I do not usually have quite so many meetings).

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NYPA recognized for efforts in controlling greenhouse gases

05/13/2014

The New York Power Authority has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a Climate Change Award for its efforts to control and monitor greenhouse gas.

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Benin seeks studies of three hydro projects on Oueme River

05/13/2014

The government of Benin invites expressions of interest from consultants to update feasibility studies and perform draft detailed studies of three hydroelectric projects on the Oueme River in Benin.

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Duke Energy watching Brazil as droughts continue to affect hydroelectric power

05/09/2014

United States-based Duke Energy is keeping a close eye on its Brazilian hydroelectric power assets in anticipation of potential energy rationing, CEO Lynn Good said earlier this week.

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Argentina seeks hydropower inventory of Iruya, Pescado rivers

05/09/2014

Argentina's federal planning ministry invites expressions of interest to study the hydropower potential of the Iruya and Pescado rivers, tributaries of the Bermejo River in northern Argentina.

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Lausanne awards contract for Lavey hydropower project intake, fish passage equipment

05/07/2014

The city of Lausanne has awarded a US$4.4 million contract to Hans Kunz GmbH for the supply of equipment for a new intake and fish passage as part of an expansion to the 930MW Lavey hydroelectric project.

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Drought continues to threaten Brazilian hydroelectric power operators

05/05/2014

With less than 40 days remaining before the country takes center stage as host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Brazilian hydropower power operators are facing a severe drought that makes energy rationing an increasing likelihood.

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Corps seeks relief well and geophysical survey services in eastern U.S.

05/05/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites expressions of interest in performing foundation pressure relief well and geophysical survey services at civil works projects in the Corps' Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.

Mr. Harris Goes to Washington

05/05/2014

It was said that when the State of Oklahoma asked its favorite son, Will Rogers, if they might sculpt his likeness for inclusion in the United States Capitol's statuary, the cowboy from Oolagah gave his consent only on the condition that his statue face the House chamber so he could "keep an eye on Congress."

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Swiger honored as NHA Henwood Award recipient

05/05/2014

The National Hydropower Association presented Michael Swiger the Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award during its annual conference in Washington, D.C., in recognition of a lifetime of achievement in the hydroelectric power industry.

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DR Congo seeks environmental-social studies of 4,800-MW Inga 3, mid-sized hydro projects

05/02/2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform environmental and social studies of the 4,800-MW Inga 3 Basse Chute hydroelectric project on the Congo River, mid-sized hydro projects and a related transmission line.

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Site C hydropower project clears CEAA environmental review

05/02/2014

Development of BC Hydro's Site C hydropower project is moving forward after the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency's Joint Review Panel completed a review earlier this week.

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Hydraulic modeling consultants NHC, LaSalle announce merger

05/01/2014

Northwest Hydraulic Consultants Ltd. has announced a merger acquisition of the LaSalle Consulting Group, forming the new "Lasalle|NHC".

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NHA recognizes outstanding hydroelectric power industry achievements

05/01/2014

The National Hydropower Association has recognized six companies through its Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters awards program for positive contributions attributed to their hydroelectric projects.

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U.S. has 65 GW of untapped hydroelectric power potential, DOE report says

04/29/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy and its Oak Ridge National Laboratory have released a new renewable energy resource assessment that estimates as much as 65 GW of new hydroelectric power capacity could be developed across more than three million American rivers and streams.

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