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U.S. seeks firms for habitat creation on Lower Colorado River


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information on firms capable of performing design and construction of habitat creation projects on the Lower Colorado River in three states. 

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Canadian government works out loan guarantee for Lower Churchill hydroelectric projects


Canadian officials on Dec. 10 announced the finalization of a federal loan guarantee for Nalcor Energy's Lower Churchill hydroelectric projects.

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U.S. renews call for fish passage spillway fix at 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reissued a call for bids to modify a spillway to improve fish passage at 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

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EPRI, NYPA testing concrete crawler robot

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Hydroelectric power's future in Ontario strong, minister says

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ASME releases book on fluid mechanics, water hammer

Avista Fund: Being a Good Neighbor


The bluesy tune of a saxophone is heard through the trees by more than 1,000 attendees at a blues festival at Pilgrim Creek Park in Noxon, Mont.

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Corps awards contract for water quality services


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$5 million contract to GKY & Associates to provide water resources engineering services for hydropower projects in its Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.

Perspectives: When is Dam Removal the Best Option?


We report on dam removal fairly regularly on our website,, as part of our commitment to bring you comprehensive news on the hydroelectric power industry. Avoiding this particular subset of the industry, despite the overt negative connotations, would be an obvious oversight. Dam removal happens, and we need to talk about it.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife seeks architect-engineers for 15 states


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites expressions of interest from architectural-engineering firms to perform infrastructure work and studies in up to 15 states, primarily in the Pacific Northwest.

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REW-Asia invites papers from hydroelectric power industry


The Advisory Committee of Renewable Energy World Asia extended the deadline for submitting paper abstracts for its 2014 conference until December 13.

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Venezuela extends call for environmental, emergency plan training for 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project


Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) has extended the deadline for expressions of interest from consultants to train staff in hydro-meteorological and limnological monitoring and in emergency response and environmental education for the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project on Venezuela's Caroni River.

Expansions of Holtwood hydropower project complete


PPL Holtwood has completed work on a 125-MW powerhouse at the Holtwood hydropower plant, the company announced earlier this week.

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U.S. seeks firms to modify fish collection channel at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to modify a juvenile fish collection channel at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

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NHA extends deadline for Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters awards to December 13


The National Hydropower Association has extended the nomination period for its annual Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters Awards program to Dec. 13, 2013.


FERC, California complete pact on hydropower pre-licensing cooperation


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the California Water Resources Control Board have completed a memorandum of understanding under which the agencies are to coordinate pre-application activities for proposed FERC-licensed hydropower projects.

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Malawi seeks social, environmental assessment of 175-MW Fufu hydro project


Malawi's Ministry of Energy invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a social and environmental assessment of the 100- to 175-MW Fufu hydroelectric project on Malawi's South Rukuru River.

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Pumped-storage hydropower projects attractive means of storing excess energy, Stanford study says


Pumped-storage hydropower projects may be the best means of storing solar and wind energy on the electrical grid, according to a paper published recently by Stanford University researchers.

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Peru seeks consultants to teach integrated water resource management


The government of Peru invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve as faculty to teach integrated water resource management to staff of six river basin pilot programs.

U.S resets conference, seeks bids for endangered species studies of Northwest hydro system


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has rescheduled a pre-proposal conference on a solicitation for biological studies in the Pacific Northwest involving endangered species in the federal hydroelectric system. The conference is scheduled Nov. 14, with registration due by Nov. 12.

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