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New EIB guidelines could benefit hydropower projects, technology


A set of guidelines recently adopted by the European Investment Bank could benefit the development of hydroelectric power as the lending institution reinforced its support for European renewable and energy efficiency investments.

MWH Global chairman shares insight during HydroVision International keynote


Speaking to hundreds gathered during HydroVision International 2013's opening session earlier this week, MWH Global chairman and CEO Alan Krause shared his insight and experience gained in developing hydroelectric power on an international scale.

Nile agency seeks water resources monitoring for Nile River Basin


The multi-nation Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) of eastern Africa invites expressions of interest for hydro-meteorological monitoring of water resources of the Nile River Basin. 

Stillwater Ecosystem wins award for Soda Springs Dam fish study


The U.S. Forest Service has awarded a US$34,733 contract to Stillwater Ecosystem Watershed Riverine to perform a lamprey habitat study upstream of Oregon's 11-MW Soda Springs hydropower project.

U.S. seeks information for fish passage upgrade at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information from experienced contractors about its proposal to upgrade the juvenile fish passage facility at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

FERC refuses to force Alaska hydro project applicant to perform climate change studies


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has rejected an attempt by a federal fisheries agency to force the Alaska Energy Authority to perform speculative climate change studies as part of licensing the 600-MW Susitna-Watana hydroelectric project on Alaska's upper Susitna River.

Download the free HydroVision International 2013 companion app


With everything HydroVision International 2013 has to offer, navigating the world's largest hydroelectric power event might seem overwhelming.

HydroVision Russia 2014 accepting abstracts through August 2


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

McCarthy takes over as new head of EPA


The U.S. Senate confirmed Gina McCarthy to take over as new head of the Environmental Protection Agency with a 59-40 vote.

U.S. hydropower operator seeks systems to control quagga, zebra mussels


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information on firms able to provide underwater pulsed pressure generating systems and expertise to control invasive quagga and zebra mussels.

Malawi water resources tenders include study of 370-MW Kholombidzo hydro project


The government of Malawi has issued a new series of tenders for water resources-related work including a call for a feasibility study of the 160- to 370-MW Kholombidzo hydroelectric project on the Shire River.

Another Benefit of Hydro: Return of the Salmon Festival Unites Conservation and History


Serving as a modern form of a traditional Native American custom, the Return of the Salmon Festival at Coleman National Fish Hatchery on Battle Creek in northern California celebrates the rich cultural heritage surrounding the salmon and steelhead species in the river.

Discussion offers opportunity to learn more about hydro project development at federal facilities


With multiple pieces of hydropower-friendly legislation currently awaiting action in the U.S. Senate and a president committed to using renewables to lower America's carbon emissions, the addition of hydroelectric-generating components on existing federal facilities seems like a win-win for everyone.

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EPRI energy storage report includes pumped storage hydro

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Canadian hydropower provider celebrates 100th year

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Asbestos in Hydro Powerhouses: Challenges and Solutions


Asbestos is a fact of life in the majority of hydroelectric facilities in North America. Owners and operators of these projects discuss how they are dealing with asbestos on a day-to-day basis.

Pakistani prime minister inaugurates country's first independent hydropower project


Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammed Nawaz Sharif helped officially inaugurate the country's first the country's first privately-owned hydropower project earlier today, Asian news sources report.

Guinea seeks social, environmental assessment of 75-MW Garafiri hydro project, thermal plant


Guinea state-owned utility Electricite de Guinee (EDG) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a social and environmental assessment of the 75-MW Garafiri hydroelectric project and the 140.5-MW Tombo thermal power plant.

Experts to discuss wave energy industry at upcoming event


As marine hydrokinetic technologies continue moving from concept to commercial viability, an international panel of experts is convening in Denver, Colo., to discuss this emerging sector of the hydropower industry.

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