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Duke Energy provides grants for seven river restoration and enhancement projects


Duke Energy has approved funding for seven streamside habitat enhancement projects in the watersheds and tailwaters of its Nantahala-area hydroelectric projects.

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Corps counts record number of Chinook salmon passing Bonneville Dam


A record number of Chinook salmon passed Bonneville Dam during their fall migration up the Columbia River this year, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Reclamation seeks materials for water resources work in 17 states


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids in three solicitations for blanket purchase agreements to supply construction, metalwork, waterworks, and irrigation materials for emergency and maintenance work on water resources projects in 17 states.

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Court halts work at Brazil's 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower project


Brazil's Regional Federal Court of the 1st Region has granted an injunction canceling a license for the construction of the 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower plant.

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House approves bill with hydroelectric power provisions


A bill passed 417-3 yesterday by the House of Representatives authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to authorize a number of water resource development activities, including those associated with hydroelectric power generation.

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Dam release causes flooding in Malaysia


At least three people are dead and one is missing after flood waters were released from Malaysia's Sultan Abu Bakar Dam.

Hydro in Africa: Navigating a Continent of Untapped Potential


By Seline van der Wat
With thousands of miles of waterways and enormous untapped potential, the African continent is poised for an explosion of hydropower growth.

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MWH seeks geotechnical engineer for dams, hydro projects in Oregon


International engineer MWH invites applications for a senior geotechnical engineer to work on dams, reservoirs, hydroelectric projects, tunnels, and underground structures for water resources projects.

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Large hydro project development increasing, delegates tell World Energy Congress


Large hydropower projects are experiencing a global renaissance as developers in Central and Latin America, Russia and Canada are moving to exploit untapped hydroelectric power potential, World Energy Congress delegates were told earlier this week.

U.S. seeks firms to perform fish passage upgrade at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam


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

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Ontario reviewing hydroelectric potential of province's north

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First Nation to help study Tazi Twe project

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Reclamation to install systems for control of quagga, zebra mussels

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Proposal could make hydroelectric power purchase mandatory for Indian utilities


A new proposal could require India's utilities to purchase a mandatory amount of hydroelectric power as the country works to wean itself off fossil-fueled forms of power generation.

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Eletrobras proactive in engaging public about Garabi, Panambi hydroelectric plants


Perhaps trying to avoid public outcry caused by other large hydropower projects being constructed in Brazil, state-run utility Eletrobras recently held a meeting to discuss its proposed Garabi and Panambi hydroelectric plants.

Government shutdown cancels U.S. conference on endangered species studies for Northwest hydro system


As a result of a federal government shutdown, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has canceled a pre-proposal conference on a proposed solicitation for biological studies in the Pacific Northwest involving endangered species in the federal hydroelectric system.

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Four hydropower projects honored during HydroVision Brasil 2013


The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines congratulate the winners in the 2013 Hydro Projects of the Year awards program, presented this past week during HydroVision Brasil in Sao Paulo.


President Obama gives OK for small hydropower project in Denali


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.

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


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.”

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