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President Obama gives OK for small hydropower project in Denali

09/26/2013

President Barack Obama has signed off on legislation that will allow for the construction of a 50 kW small hydropower project within Alaska's Denali National Park.

Hydroelectric power still fighting public perceptions in Brazil, industry leader says

09/25/2013

Speaking at the HydroVision Brasil 2014 conference and exhibition in Sau Paulo this morning, Flavio Decat de Moura, president of Furnas, said: “Hydro is treated as an evil.”

Atlantium Technologies study shows potential for invasive species control

09/24/2013

The use of unique UV technology called "Hydro Optic Disinfection" (HOD) has shown promising results in controlling zebra and quagga mussel populations on dams and hydroelectric power projects, according to a new white paper published by Atlantium Technologies.

IHA examines Manitoba's 695-MW Keeyask hydropower plant

09/23/2013

Manitoba Hydro's 695-MW Keeyask Generating Station has earned the distinction of becoming the first North American hydropower project to be evaluated under the International Hydropower Association's Sustainability Assessment Protocol.

HydroVision International 2014 call for abstracts deadline extended

09/20/2013

The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines have extended the HydroVision International 2014 call for abstracts following a surge in interest from those interested in presenting technical papers or participating on panel presentations.

Reclamation awards contract for Red Bluff Diversion Dam removal

09/20/2013

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a US$3.28 million contract to E.C. Smith Inc. to decommission the Red Bluff Diversion Dam on California's Sacramento River.

Corps awards contract for fish protection work at Dalles hydropower plant

09/19/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$369,182 contract to McMillen LLC for fishway modifications at the 1,780 Dalles hydropower project on the Columbia River.

All hydroelectric power industry members invited to special webcast

09/19/2013

The organizers of Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo North America invite all members of the hydroelectric power industry to attend a special webcast that will discuss many of the issues facing project developers and operators.

U.S. calls conference on endangered species studies for Northwest hydroelectric system

09/18/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a pre-proposal conference on a proposed solicitation for biological studies in the Pacific Northwest involving endangered species in the federal hydroelectric system.

Konnowac wins award for spillway weir modifications at 810-MW Lower Monumental hydropower plant

09/17/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have awarded a US$135,750 contract to Konnowac LLC for spillway weir modifications at the 810-MW Lower Monumental hydropower plant in Washington.

International Hydropower Association announces new board

09/13/2013

The International Hydropower Association has announced the results of its 2013 board elections, establishing the committee that will oversee the organization to October 2015.

Hydroelectric power industry members urged to support hydro in POWER-GEN Projects of the Year voting

09/13/2013

Two hydropower plants are in the running for Projects of the Year honors which will be announced later this year during the POWER-GEN International conference and exhibition.

Liberia seeks social, environmental impact training for hydropower, electric sector

09/12/2013

The government of Liberia invites expressions of interest from consultants to provide training in social and environmental impact assessments for power sector projects, including hydropower projects.

Welsh resources agency announces new environmental management standards

09/11/2013

Natural Resources Wales will release a new approach to the way it assesses water availability for hydroelectric power production, the government sponsored management body announced this past week.

OWET annual conference provides forum for ocean energy discussion

09/06/2013

The Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) will hold its eighth annual ocean energy conference later this month in Astoria, Ore., with the goal of cultivating innovation and opportunity in the marine and hydrokinetic sector.

Corps awards contract for lamprey passage in fish ladder at 980-MW McNary Dam

09/04/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$336,542 contract to Marine Industrial Construction LLC to construct a prototype lamprey entrance structure in a fish ladder at the 980-MW McNary hydropower project on the Columbia River.

Tech Notes

09/01/2013

Industry experts to discuss Brazilian energy transmission issues

08/30/2013

Recurring blackouts in northeastern Brazil have some questioning the reliability of the country's aging transmission infrastructure.

McGinn leaves renewable energy group ACORE

08/29/2013

Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn's tenure as president and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) ended today, following his unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment before the August recess.

EIB, CABEI announce Central America hydroelectric power investment program

08/28/2013

A new joint program announced by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration will allow for hydropower project investments in six Latin American countries.

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