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Peru seeks consultants to teach integrated water resource management


The government of Peru invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve as faculty to teach integrated water resource management to staff of six river basin pilot programs.

U.S resets conference, seeks bids for endangered species studies of Northwest hydro system


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has rescheduled a pre-proposal conference on a solicitation for biological studies in the Pacific Northwest involving endangered species in the federal hydroelectric system. The conference is scheduled Nov. 14, with registration due by Nov. 12.

How Deregulated Markets Influence Hydro Revenue and Downstream Flow


Dams that impound water for hydroelectric facilities provide low-cost renewable electricity and are more flexible than thermal generation but can disrupt the "natural" flow regime of rivers. The authors explore the tradeoffs between hydropower revenue and ecosystem quality downstream from the dam.

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International Hydropower Association announces new president, vice presidents


The International Hydropower Association's board selected a new president and vice presidents during a recent three-day meeting in London.

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IHA completes evaluation of 695-MW Keeyask plant

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Operations begin at 4.3-MW project owned by Innovente

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NFPA launches online resource on electrical issues

Alcoa appeals state bid to thwart FERC relicensing of 210-MW Yadkin hydro project


Alcoa Power Generating Inc. has filed a state administrative appeal of North Carolina's denial of water quality certification intended to prevent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission relicensing of Alcoa's 210-MW Yadkin hydroelectric project.


National renewable portfolio standard includes hydroelectric power


Legislation submitted to Congress yesterday could establish a national renewable portfolio standard that includes hydroelectric power in its definition of clean energy.

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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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