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    Marrone's invasive species control system approved by four northeastern states


    Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. has received Certificates of Pesticide Registration from New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Vermont for a biopesticide product designed to control invasive quagga and zebra mussels at hydropower projects.

    Alberta committee prepares report on hydro development


    A report produced by the Alberta Legislature's Resource Stewardship Committee could help increase hydroelectric power in the northern part of the province, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    MWH earns honors for hydropower project, fish protection work


    A trio of hydroelectric power- and dam-related MWH Global projects have received "Outstanding Project" awards from the California region of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

    France's CNR renews call for 700-kW fishway generator at 60-MW Sauveterre hydro project


    Compagnie Nationale du Rhone (CNR) has renewed a call for bids to supply hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment for a fish passage structure and 700-kW mini-hydro plant at the 60-MW Sauveterre hydropower project on France's Rhone River.

    MWH Global Chairman and CEO to share insight at upcoming hydroelectric power event


    MWH Global President and CEO Alan J. Krause will serve as a keynote speaker for HydroVision International, the world's largest hydroelectric power conference and exhibition, sharing his insight gained from decades of experience working in the global hydropower industry.

    Mesh for fish screens sought by U.S. for 980-MW McNary Dam


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply vertical barrier screen mesh panels for fish screens at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

    Total dissolved gas monitoring sought at three U.S. Northwest hydro projects


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform total dissolved gas and temperature monitoring at three hydroelectric projects in the Columbia River Basin.

    U.S. seeks 50,000 PIT tags for fish passage studies in Columbia hydropower system


    The National Marine Fisheries Service seeks bids from small businesses to supply 50,000 passive integrated transponder tags for use in fish passage studies in the federal Columbia River Basin hydropower system.

    Obama makes nominations for government agencies


    President Barack Obama has submitted his nominations for new heads of the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, HydroWorld.com has learned.

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    Optimizing Plant Operations: What Can We Learn from Drunken Kangaroos?


    Hydroelectric facility managers often struggle to develop flow release schedules that provide low-cost electricity while also preventing long-term damage to the downstream river. Use of a simulated annealing optimization process at Glen Canyon Dam has the potential to restore the local environment while actually increasing revenue from generation by 2%.

    Precipitation analysis of interest to hydropower project operators along Pacific Coast


    Precipitation analysis conducted by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) could have mixed meanings for hydroelectric power operators and providers along America's Pacific coast in coming months.

    Massachusetts seeks data to fund hydroelectric energy incentives


    The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center seeks information from hydroelectric project operators in the state to help it fund energy incentives for increased hydroelectric generation.

    FERC threatens penalties for 700-kW Shawano hydro project in Wisconsin


    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has ordered the 700-kW Shawano hydro project to file long-delayed plans to protect tribal cultural resources from erosion or face substantial fines and hydropower license revocation.

    Hydroelectric project services provider Kleinschmidt names new president, CEO


    Kleinshmidt Associates, a hydroelectric project and ecological services provider, has announced that Charles (Chuck) A. Padera will succeed Jacob A. Palmer III as the company's president and CEO, effective March 1.

    Scottish micro hydro project developers charged with destroying mussel habitat


    Developers of a 1.5 MW mini hydro project in a Highland Perthshire glen are facing fines up to US$245,000 for killing a protected species and causing long-term environmental damage to Scotland's River Lyon.

    Ethiopia seeks topographic survey for Lake Tana sub-basin development project


    Ethiopia's Ministry of Water and Energy has reissued a call for expressions of interest from consultants to perform a topographic survey of the Lake Tana sub-basin flood plain, part of an Ethiopia water resources development project.

    Environmental monitoring group LIHI announces executive changes


    The Low Impact Hydro Institute (LIHI) -- an environmental impact watchdog organization -- has made changes to its executive management team and office, HydroWorld.com has learned.

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