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European Commission

European Commission aims to increase ocean power development

01/23/2014

A new European Commission action plan seeks to further development of Europe's ocean energy sector.

Denison Dam

Proposals could impact production at 80-MW Denison hydropower project

01/23/2014

A Lake Texoma community organization is requesting changes to water use laws that could have an impact on hydroelectric power generation at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Denison Dam.

Fish

U.S. PIT tag tender seeks sample group for testing

01/23/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply passive integrated transponder tags for fish passage monitoring in the Columbia River Basin.

Salto Grande Hydropower Project

Latin bank extends calls for modernization, expansion of 1,890-MW Salto Grande hydro project

01/20/2014

The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) has extended the deadline for expressions of interest from consultants to advance modernization and expansion of the bi-national 1,890-MW Salto Grande hydroelectric project on the border of Argentina and Uruguay.

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Droughts worrisome for California hydroelectric power operators

01/17/2014

The effects of California's continuing drought are being felt by the state's utilities -- many of which obtain at least a portion of their supply from hydroelectric power sources.

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Argentina seeks study of four-plant 220-MW Las Canas-Gastona-Medina hydro complex

01/16/2014

Argentina's federal planning ministry seeks bids to study a multi-purpose water complex on the Las Canas, Gastona and Medina rivers that would include four hydroelectric projects totaling 220 MW.

Missouri River

U.S. seeks firms for sturgeon studies, hatchery work on Missouri River

01/15/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform studies and hatchery work aimed at propagation of endangered pallid sturgeon on the Missouri River.

HydroVision Brasil 2014

HydroVision Brasil board invites industry members to share expertise

01/15/2014

The advisory board for HydroVision Brasil is now accepting abstracts for the 2014 conference program.

Itaipu Hydropower Plant

Brazil's Itaipu hydroelectric plant sets new production record

01/14/2014

Brazil's 14,000-MW Itaipu hydropower plant has broken its own world record for annual power production, operator Itaipu Binacional announced recently.

Mozambique seeks hydraulic, flood study of Limpopo River Basin

01/14/2014

Mozambique's national water directorate invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a hydraulic and flood study of the Limpopo River Basin in Mozambique.

So, hydroelectric power isn't renewable...?

01/14/2014

I was already in a fairly poor mood while watching the Oklahoma City Thunder get dismantled by Denver earlier this month, but the new ExxonMobil ad campaign featured during almost every commercial break did little to help the situation.

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Corps awards architect-engineer contract for Great Lakes and Ohio River Division

01/13/2014

Tetra Tech/Pond & Co. has won a US$9.5 million contract for architect-engineer services for a range of military and civil works projects in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.

Nimbus Dam

Reclamation reduces releases from Nimbus Dam during dry spell

01/10/2014

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has announced its plan to reduce flows in the lower American River in order to protect steelhead that will be spawning in January and February.

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French department seeks dams rehab, fish passage construction

01/10/2014

France's Somme Department seeks bids to rehabilitate three dams and to construct fish passage at two of them on the Somme River.

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Study confirms potential for hydroelectric power in Ontario's north

01/10/2014

A study announced earlier this week by the Ontario Waterpower Association confirms the potential for hydroelectric power development in the province's northern region.

Hydro Buyer's Guide website update provides great new features

01/09/2014

An update to the Hydro Buyers' Guide online at HydroWorld.com provides a clean new look and many updated features, including products and services grouped into seven broad categories for ease of use.

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01/08/2014

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LIHI certifies two small hydropower plants to end 2013

01/07/2014

The Low Impact Hydropower Institute's governing board awarded low-impact certification status to two projects in December.

Voith Holtwood Turbine

Voith's turbines improving fish passage at Holtwood hydroelectric project

01/07/2014

Recent expansions to the Holtwood hydropower plant not only improved the 100-year old facility's generating capacity, but also the environment and habitat for fish as well, equipment manufacture Voith Hydro said.

More firms sought for biological studies in U.S. Snake, Columbia basins

01/06/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued another call for information on firms able to perform biological studies in the Snake and Columbia river basins of the Pacific Northwest.

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