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HydroVision Brasil 2013 Projects of the Year nominations open


The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide are now accepting nominations for their "Projects of the Year" awards program, which will be awarded during HydroVision Brasil's closing luncheon.

U.S. extends bid for Red Bluff Diversion Dam decommissioning for fish passage


The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids to decommission the Red Bluff Diversion Dam on California's Sacramento River.

IHA's Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol Builds Momentum


By Cameron Ironside
More than two years on from completion of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol, eight assessments have been undertaken on several continents and several assessors have been accredited, with more in the pipeline.

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Presidential climate change memorandum includes hydroelectric power


A climate change plan unveiled by President Barack Obama at Georgetown University earlier today could have an impact on the hydroelectric power industry as the president works toward reducing the nation's carbon dioxide emissions.

Gambia River agency seeks technical, environmental management consultants for 128-MW Sambangalou, 240-MW Kaleta


The Gambia River development agency invites expressions of interest from technical-legal and environmental management consultants to advance development of the 128-MW Sambangalou and 240-MW Kaleta hydroelectric projects and 1,677 kilometers of transmission lines in Africa's Gambia River Basin.

In-Situ releases new water quality monitoring device


Technology developer In-Situ Inc. has released a new product designed to help hydropower plant owners and operators monitor the water quality around their projects.

Corps plans bidding for lamprey passage in fish ladder at 980-MW McNary


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids for a prototype lamprey entrance structure in a fish ladder at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

San Clemente Dam removal begins with ceremony


Elected officials, conservation groups and community leaders from across the California gathered earlier today for a ceremony marking the first day of the San Clemente Dam's deconstruction.

Corps' Walla Walla District awards fish protection and research contract


Radio Frequency Identification Solutions SL has been awarded a US$842,600 contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for its Northwestern Division's Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program.

Heavy rains disrupting operation at Indian hydroelectric projects


Silt, debris and high waters created by one of the heaviest monsoons in India's history have halted operations at a number of hydroelectric projects in the northern part of the country, sources have reported.

Forest Service awards contract for fish protection services


The U.S. Forest Service has awarded a contract worth US$1 million to Allied Engineering for fish protection work on lands in the Intermountain West.

Seattle City Light CEO honored for utility's commitment to sustainability


Hydropower project operator Seattle City Light general manager and CEO Jorge Carrasco has been awarded the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Alan H. Richardson Statesmanship Award for his utility’s commitment to achieving public power goals.

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Study plan approved for Alaska's 600-MW Susitna-Watana

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Innergex secures deal for Northwest Stave River project

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Website offers data on hydro facilities worldwide

Fish habitat study sought for lamprey above Oregon's 11-MW Soda Springs Dam


The U.S. Forest Service seeks bids to perform a fish habitat study for lamprey upstream of 11-MW Soda Springs Dam on Oregon's North Umpqua River.

Lucid Energy honored for environmental sustainability


Renewable power developer Lucid Energy has been recognized by Sustainia for its LucidPipe Power System.

U.S. seeks Red Bluff Diversion Dam decommissioning for fish passage


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to decommission the Red Bluff Diversion Dam on California's Sacramento River.

RusHydro takes control of environmental sustainability organization


Russian hydropower project operator and energy giant RusHydro has assumed chairmanship of the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP), per proceedings at the organization's annual summit this past week.

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