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Tocardo, Climex make tidal energy distribution deal


Renewable power trader Climex has agreed to sell marine energy generated by Tocardo Tidal Turbines through its green energy trading platforms.

Granite Construction wins contract for San Clemente, Carmel River dam removal


California American Water has awarded a US$61 million contract to Granite Construction Incorporated for the removal of the San Clemente and Carmel River dams in California.

Canada offers funds to aid environmental assessment of 50-MW Tazi Twe hydro project


The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency offers funding to individuals and groups to participate in environmental assessment of the 42- to 50-MW Tazi Twe hydroelectric project on Saskatchewan's Fond du Lac River at Elizabeth Falls.

Instream flow analysis sought to protect fish habitat in U.S. West


The U.S. Forest Service seeks bids to perform instream flow monitoring, analysis, and reporting to help protect fish habitat on Forest Service lands in the Intermountain West.

India's Patrind hydel plant awarded U.N. Clean Development Mechanism status


Pakistan's 147-MW Patrind hydroelectric project has earned status as a clean development mechanism (CDM) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, has learned.

Industry expert discusses upcoming International Hydropower Association World Congress


Dr. Cecilia Tortaada, President of the Third World Centre for Water Management, recently took time to discuss the International Hydropower Association 2013 World Congress with HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide Chief Editor David Appleyard.

OWA helps to prepare fish protection program


A collaborative effort including the Ontario Waterpower Association and others includes a number of recommendations designed for fish protection.

U.S. extends comment date on hydro turbine replacement at 980-MW McNary Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for comments from contractors on its plan for up to 14 hydro turbine replacements at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

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Underwater Work: Sonar Scans Reveal Sedimentation Issues with Shoshone Powerplant Intake


A 20% capacity decrease at the 3-MW Shoshone Powerplant led Bureau of Reclamation personnel to commission an underwater sonar inspection of the penstock and river outlet intakes. Images revealed significant sediment accumulation around the intake that likely is responsible for the decreased generation at the plant.

What Drives Pumped Storage Development in Europe and the USA?


By Richard K. Fisher, Jiri Koutnik, Lars Meier, Verne Loose, Klaus Engels and Thomas Beyer Pumped-storage development in Europe has been taking off as power producers seek to complement wind and solar energy sources. By contrast, the abundance of natural gas and differences in politics and infrastructure have slowed similar development in the USA.

PIT tag bids sought for U.S. Northwest fish passage research


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply large quantities of passive integrated transponder tags for fish passage research by the Corps Northwestern Division's Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program.

Vietnam seeks social, environmental monitoring panel for 260-MW Trung Son hydro project


Trung Son Hydropower Co. Ltd. seeks consultants to serve on a panel to provide social and environmental monitoring of the 260-MW Trung Son hydroelectric project on Vietnam's Ma River.

IHA to highlight hydroelectric power sustainability at upcoming 2013 World Congress


With the International Hydropower Association's 2013 World Congress just a few weeks away, the organization said attendees will be able to learn from practical case studies prepared by IHA's sustainability experts during a number of focus sessions and side meetings.

OWA releases film documenting hydropower project's development


The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) -- a Canadian hydroelectric power advocacy group -- has released a new documentary that highlights partnerships between First Nation groups and hydropower developers.

Seattle City Light recognized for work in reducing carbon footprint


Utility and hydropower project operator Seattle City Light has again earned "Climate Registered" status after measuring and verifying its carbon footprint, according to The Climate Registry.

NHA recognizes excellence in hydroelectric power industry


The National Hydropower Association recognized eight companies through its Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters (OSAW) award program for their efforts in developing hydroelectric power and related projects.

U.S. seeks firms for biological, fish studies in Northwest


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on small businesses able to perform biological studies and fish studies in the Snake and Columbia river basins and other areas of the Pacific Northwest.

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