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U.S. extends bidding for unit circuit breakers at 2,078-MW Hoover Dam


The Bureau of Reclamation has extended bidding for unit circuit breakers and associated equipment for 2,078-MW Hoover Dam in Arizona and Nevada.

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Sea lions: The definition of operant behavior


Reading about a proposed bill making it legal to use lethal force to remove sea lions at Bonneville Dam brought me full circle in my career as a journalist covering the hydroelectric power industry. 

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Reorganization takes place at Canadian utility BC Hydro


The chief executive officer of BC Hydro, Jessica McDonald, has reorganized the company’s executive team, creating new business units and promoting former Executive Vice President Chris O’Riley to deputy CEO. This is according to reports by multiple Canadian news sources. 

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Canada utility seeks turbine welding for three hydro projects


Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to perform turbine welding at three hydroelectric projects in British Columbia.

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Cube Hydro acquires 10 small hydroelectric projects from Harbor Hydro


Renewables developer Cube Hydro Partners LLC has acquired a 100% interest in 10 run-of-river hydroelectric projects from Harbor Hydro LLC, the New York-based company reported.

Nepal extends deadline for design, supervision of 335-MW Upper Arun, 30-MW Ikhuwa Khola hydro projects


Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has extended the deadline for expressions of interest to provide detailed engineering design and construction supervision of the 335-MW Upper Arun and 30-MW Ikhuwa Khola hydropower projects.

World Bank releases Alstom from debarment


The World Bank Group has removed Alstom SA from debarment after the bank's Integrity Compliance Office determined the company fulfilled conditions for its release.

U.S. sets site visit, extends bidding for 86.4-MW Blue Mesa rewinds, excitation for three hydro projects


The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled a site visit and extended bidding bids to rewind two generators at the 86.4-MW Blue Mesa hydropower plant and to supply excitation systems for Blue Mesa and two other hydro plants in the 1,747.184-MW Colorado River Storage Project.

RusHydro, K-Water sign agreement for joint exploration of hydro projects


Electricity giants JSC RusHydro and the Korea Water Resources Corporation have signed a letter of understanding designed to encourage cooperation in developing hydroelectric power and other renewable energy sources.

Pakistan seeks circuit breakers, transformers for 3,480-MW Tarbela hydro project


Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply replacement circuit breakers, disconnect switches, and current transformers at the 3,480-MW Tarbela hydroelectric project on the Indus River.

Canadian developer acquires two Indian small hydropower plants


Canadian renewable energy developer P2 Solar Inc. has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to acquire the 5-MW Barkote 2 hydropower project in India.

FERC proposes sale of primary frequency response service at market rates


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued proposed rules that would allow the sale of primary frequency response service at market-based rates.

German marine hydrokinetics subsidiary appoints new Managing Director, tests new SIT


Earlier this February, Schottel Group appointed Niels Alexander Lange, 36, as managing director for its subsidiary, Schottel Hydro GmbH. Schottel Group is headquartered in Spay, Germany, and Schottel Hydro focuses on developing marine hydrokinetic power generation systems.  

Corps seeks firms for geotechnical engineering in U.S. New England District


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to provide geotechnical engineering services in the Corps' North Atlantic Division, primarily in the New England District.

Are we ‘ourselves’ because of ‘When?’


Have you ever wondered what you would have done to earn your living had your lifespan run its course in an earlier time period? 

Pakistan government hopes to speed completion of 1,410-MW Tarbela 4 hydropower plant extension


The Pakistani government has committed to spending US$51 million in an effort to expedite completion of the 1,410-MW Tarbela 4 hydropower plant by seven months.

U.S. seeks surveying, mapping, dam deformation studies


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform surveying, mapping and dam deformation studies for Corps projects in the South and possibly worldwide.

NHA Annual Conference early bird registration discount ends February 27


Time is running out for National Hydropower Association members to receive a special early bird registration rate for the NHA's 2015 Annual Conference.

West African Power Pool seeks hydropower consultant for multiple hydro projects


The West African Power Pool (WAPP) invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve as a hydropower expert to support preparation and implementation of hydropower projects in the region.

CDA 2015 annual conference theme is “Dams for the People”


The Canadian Dam Association (CDA) is seeking abstracts of technical papers in order to consider the papers for presentation at its 2015 annual conference, which is themed, “Dams for the People.” The conference is scheduled at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel & Conference Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, on Oct. 3-8.  

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