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    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.

    Contractor Services Group wins fish habitat improvement contract


    Contractor Services Group Inc. of West Sacramento has been awarded a contract worth about US$3.6 million to construct a new fish barrier and weir as part of the Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project.

    U.S. seeks fishway pump overhaul at 810-MW Lower Monumental hydro project


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to refurbish fishway pump parts at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

    Voith completes training in IHA's environmental management protocol


    More than two dozen Voith Hydro employees have completed training in the International Hydropower Association's environmental management program, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    India waives requirements for several hydropower projects


    Development of hydropower projects in several Indian states could benefit from the country's Forest Advisory Committee (FAC), which reversed a recommendation requiring cumulative impact assessments for three new hydroelectric plants.

    Renewable integration conference accepting abstracts


    The deadline for submitting abstracts for this year's Renewable Energy World Asia Conference & Exhibition is Feb.15, 2013.

    U.S. hydropower project operator seeks labs to help in detection of quagga, zebra mussels


    The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information on firms able to produce custom antibodies that would bind to quagga and zebra mussel larvae to simplify detection of the microscopic larvae in water resources facilities.

    U.S. seeks firms for Missouri River habitat creation, environmental projects


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites expressions of interest from firms capable of performing habitat creation, cultural resource site stabilization, and earth moving work along the Missouri River, including its six mainstem hydroelectric projects.

    Swiss seek intake, fish passage equipment to expand 93-MW Lavey hydropower project


    The city of Lausanne seeks bids to supply hydro-mechanical equipment for a new intake and fish passage as part of an expansion of the 93-MW Lavey hydroelectric project in Switzerland.

    U.S. seeks hydroacoustic telemetry installation at California fish facility


    The Bureau of Reclamation seeks statements of qualification from small businesses to install hydroacoustic telemetry at the Tracy Fish Facility, part of the 11-hydroelectric-plant Central Valley Project in California.

    The Road to Sustainable Development: Small Hydro in the EU


    By Bethany Duarte
    A European Small Hydropower Association report shows that while small hydro development in the EU is not consistent among countries, it could provide a large portion of the region’s renewable energy.

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    A Future for Renewable Energy Investment


    Another blow was dealt to the renewable energy industry recently when the price of carbon traded through the EU Emissions Trading Scheme fell to below €5 a tonne.

    Building Chacayes, Contributing to Cleaner Energy in Chile


    By Maria Jose Marinovic
    Pacific Hydro’s 111 MW Chacayes plant is an example of sustainable development paving the way to increased electricity supply.

    Ontario Waterpower Association releases guide to advance environmental protection measures for hydro development


    The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) has completed a best practices guide to assist hydropower project developers in mitigating environmental impact issues during development.

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