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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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DOE unveils ambitious plan for long-term hydroelectric power development

04/29/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy today unveiled a plan ultimately designed to dramatically increase American hydroelectric capacity in the coming decades.

U.S. extends bidding to modify fish channel at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam

04/29/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to modify a juvenile fish collection channel at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

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Four legislators honored by NHA for hydroelectric power advocacy

04/28/2014

The National Hydropower Association awarded four members of Congress with NHA Legislator of the Year awards for their roles in championing hydroelectric power legislation through the House and Senate.

UK’s National Trust turns on small hydro plant

04/25/2014

A hydroelectric plant at the National Trust’s Hafod y Llan farm in Snowdonia began operating earlier this week.

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105-MW Ambuklao hydroelectric project earns EMS certification

04/24/2014

The 105-MW Amuklao hydroelectric plant passed a TUV Rheinland certification audit for Environmental Management System (EMS) with "zero" non-conformity earlier this month.

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French waterways agency seeks refurbishment of Plancher-Bas Dam

04/24/2014

France's navigable waterways agency, Voies Navigables de France (VNF), seeks bids for rehabilitation of Plancher-Bas Dam on the Rahin River in France's Haute-Saone Department.

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California hydroelectric power operator names new CEO

04/24/2014

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District has announced the selection of Arlen Orchard as its new general manager and chief executive officer, effective April 12.

Tech Briefs

04/24/2014

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology from April 2014

Canadian News

04/24/2014

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada from April 2014

Optimizing Generation: Removing Sediment at Monroe Street Dam

04/23/2014

To deal with heavy debris build-up at Monroe Street Dam in 2012, Avista Utilities worked to remove and relocate large rocks and sediment from the dam's intake screens, ensuring optimal flow and steady generating capacity.

Renovation Marries History, Technology and Environment

04/23/2014

The Snoqualmie Falls project in Washington State has undergone an extensive renovation and upgrade program that includes additional power generation, an enhanced experience for visitors and better fish protection.

Common Goal: Partnership Between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and TVA

04/23/2014

Over the past 80 years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Authority have engaged in a dynamic partnership to promote and expand hydropower in the Cumberland and Tennessee river basins.

Endangered Species Consultation: Why Does it Take so Long?

04/23/2014

Navigating through the stages of licensing or relicensing a hydropower project can be a lengthy process. However, there are steps to make the endangered species consultation portion easier to manage.

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Satellites could help Brazil's hydroelectric power operators forecast weather patterns

04/23/2014

Brazilian researchers have met to discuss the use of satellites to collect hydrometeorological data to better forecast weather-related events.

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