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Discussion offers opportunity to learn more about hydro project development at federal facilities


With multiple pieces of hydropower-friendly legislation currently awaiting action in the U.S. Senate and a president committed to using renewables to lower America's carbon emissions, the addition of hydroelectric-generating components on existing federal facilities seems like a win-win for everyone.

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EPRI energy storage report includes pumped storage hydro

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Canadian hydropower provider celebrates 100th year

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Asbestos in Hydro Powerhouses: Challenges and Solutions


Asbestos is a fact of life in the majority of hydroelectric facilities in North America. Owners and operators of these projects discuss how they are dealing with asbestos on a day-to-day basis.

Pakistani prime minister inaugurates country's first independent hydropower project


Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammed Nawaz Sharif helped officially inaugurate the country's first the country's first privately-owned hydropower project earlier today, Asian news sources report.

Guinea seeks social, environmental assessment of 75-MW Garafiri hydro project, thermal plant


Guinea state-owned utility Electricite de Guinee (EDG) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a social and environmental assessment of the 75-MW Garafiri hydroelectric project and the 140.5-MW Tombo thermal power plant.

Experts to discuss wave energy industry at upcoming event


As marine hydrokinetic technologies continue moving from concept to commercial viability, an international panel of experts is convening in Denver, Colo., to discuss this emerging sector of the hydropower industry.

Corps seeks bids for lamprey passage in fish ladder at 980-MW McNary


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

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.

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