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Marine energy symposium accepting asbtracts

Submit abstracts by Feb. 9 for Marine Energy Technology Symposium

01/30/2015 There is still time to submit an abstract for presentation during the Marine Energy Technolog...

U.S. seeks hydrographic surveying, mapping in Northwest

01/30/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites expressions of interest from firms to perform hydrog...

RG&E receives Treasury Department grant for Station 5 hydropower plant upgrades

01/30/2015 A grant from the U.S. Treasury Department will help Rochester Gas & Electric make efficie...

Lesotho seeks bids to develop Polihali Dam; hydro project studied

01/29/2015 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority invites proposals to implement several portions o...

JICA to provide funding for 168-MW Baluchaung 2 hydropower plant upgrades

01/29/2015 The Japan International Cooperation Agency has agreed to provide US$67 million to Myanmar's E...

U.S. extends bidding for station service replacement at 36-MW Kortes hydro project

01/29/2015 The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids to perform station service equip...

Rehabilitation on high-hazard 3.3-MW Brainerd hydroelectric facility dam apron raises concerns

01/29/2015 Concern with regard to repair of the dam’s concrete spillway apron was raised in a public for...

India state seeks trash rake for 111-MW Sawra Kuddu hydro project

01/29/2015 India's Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd. (HPPC) seeks bids to supply a trashrack cleaning ma...

Hydroelectric power returns to Scotland's historic Blair Castle

01/28/2015 A hydropower plant located at Blair Castle in Scotland's Highland Perthshire is generating el...

U.S. revises, again extends switchyard upgrade tender for 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

01/28/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has revised a solicitation package and again extended the bi...

Brazil’s drought brings water supply to near zero capacity at hydroelectric facilities

01/28/2015 Brazil is experiencing a debilitating drought as the nation endures the driest period since S...

FERC updates hydroelectric project land use fees for 2015

01/28/2015 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued the 2015 annual update to its fee schedul...



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World Bank commits funding to Pakistan's 108-MW Gulpur hydropower project


The World Bank's International Finance Corporation group has agreed to finance the 108-MW Gulpur hydropower plant that will be located on the Poonch River in Pakistan.

TVA hires Quirk as general counsel

Hydro project operator TVA adds Quirk as executive vice president, general counsel


Sherry Quirk has been named executive vice president and general counsel for hydro project operator Tennessee Valley Authority.

IRENA reports on low renewable energy costs

Renewable costs (including hydro) competitive with fossil, report finds

01/22/2015 The cost to generate power from renewable sources (including hydro) has reached parity with or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies in many parts of the ...

Canada’s US$2.2 billion Lower Mattagami hydroelectric project provides power and empowerment

01/21/2015 Total capacity has increased from 486 MW to 924 MW at four fully operational redeveloped hydroelectric projects on the Mattagami River, according to Ontario Power Generation (OP...

TransAlta pulls proposal for 100-MW Dunvegan hydropower plant

01/21/2015 Canada's TransAlta has rescinded its application to build the 100-MW Dunvegan hydropower plant on the Peace River, according to a letter filed this week with the Alberta Utiliti...
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