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Puget Sound Energy's Snoqualmie Falls hydropower project reopens after overhaul


One of the Pacific Northwest's oldest power plants, the historic Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project, is once again producing electricity for local homes and businesses following a three-year overhaul.

CEO roundtable set to deliver hydro sector insights


One of the most exciting sessions scheduled for the forthcoming International Hydropower Association World Congress in Kuching, Malaysia, is the Chief Executive Officer roundtable in which the heads of some of the world’s most influential hydro companies explore the central theme of what is modern hydropower?

Hydroelectric power growing worldwide, new IHA report says


A recently released International Hydropower Association report shows the past year was one that saw significant investment in hydroelectric development in all regions of the world.

U.S. extends PIT tag supplier call for Northwest fish passage research


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for expressions of interest from firms to supply large quantities of passive integrated transponder tags for fish passage research by the Corps Northwestern Division's Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program.

Ethiopia seeks hydrological network for Tana-Beles Basin


Ethiopia's Ministry of Water and Energy seeks bids to supply hydrologic network instrumentation for the Tana and Beles River Basin as part of an Ethiopia water resources development project.

Mining giant Ivanplats signs MOU for Congo hydroelectric power study


A memorandum of understanding signed between international mining company Ivanplats and La Societe Nationale d'Electricite will allow for a feasibility study exploring the possibility of restoring and upgrading the Nzilo 1 hydropower project.

Corps awards monitoring contract for three Columbia River Basin hydropower projects


Columbia Basin Environmental has won a US$36,700 contract to perform total dissolved gas and temperature monitoring at three hydroelectric projects in the Columbia River Basin.

Reclamation's FY 2014 budget request includes dam safety, environmental management allocations


President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2014 budget request released this past week identifies a total of US$1.05 billion for the U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Reclamation.

International Hydropower Association announces list of confirmed World Congress speakers


The International Hydropower Association will feature a number of high-level executives, heads of organizations and other important decision makers at its 2013 World Congress.

Malawi seeks environmental studies, construction supervision


Malawi has issued additional solicitations, seeking consultants to perform environmental studies of natural habitats in the Shire River Basin as well as a consulting engineer/construction supervisor for its national electric utility.

International Hydropower Association announces World Congress schedule


The International Hydropower Association has released the program schedule for the IHA World Congress, which takes place May 21-24, 2013, in Sarawak, Malaysia.

Interior recommends removal of four Klamath River hydroelectric projects


The U.S. Department of the Interior has released its final evaluation of the potential removal of four PacifiCorp-owned hydroelectric projects along the Klamath River in southern Oregon and northern California.

Lesotho seeks social, environmental monitoring of Metolong Dam project


The government of Lesotho invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform social and environmental monitoring of the Metolong Dam project on the Phuthitsana River near Metolong, Lesotho.

U.S. seeks water quality monitoring at Virginia's Gathright Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids from firms to provide water quality sampling services at the Corps' Gathright Dam on the Jackson River in Alleghany County, Va.

Jamaica explores hydro project potential at five sites


Jamaica's Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (MSTEM) is teaming up with the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) to study the feasibility of hydroelectric projects at five potential generating sites.

Corps awards contract for McNary fish screens


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to Yanke Machine Shop to supply vertical barrier screen mesh panels for fish screens at the 980-MW McNary hydroelectric project.

Droughts affecting Vietnamese hydroelectric power provider


Hydropower projects in Vietnam's central Quang Nam province are being asked to discharge water to help decrease the effects of severe drought.

International Hydropower Association announces IHA World Congress


Members of the hydroelectric power community will convene in May for the International Hydropower Association's World Congress for discussions concerning hydropower development around the world.

Sediment kills thousands of fish downstream from Switzerland's Punt dal Gall Dam


Sedimentation released through the Punt dal Gall dam is being blamed killing thousands of trout and other aquatic wildlife in Switzerland's Spoel River, has learned.

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