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    03/01/2013

    BC Hydro submits impact statement for Site C project

    Tech Briefs

    03/01/2013

    Report available on state of Corps infrastructure

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

    03/01/2013

    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

    02/26/2013

    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

    02/25/2013

    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

    02/25/2013

    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

    02/25/2013

    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

    02/20/2013

    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

    02/19/2013

    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

    02/14/2013

    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

    02/12/2013

    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

    02/12/2013

    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

    02/11/2013

    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

    02/11/2013

    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

    02/08/2013

    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

    02/06/2013

    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

    02/05/2013

    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

    02/04/2013

    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

    02/01/2013

    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

    02/01/2013

    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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