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Asian bank funds 290-MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydro project in Laos

08/29/2014

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to provide assistance totaling US$217 million to support construction of the 290-MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydroelectric project on the Nam Ngiep River in Laos.

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08/29/2014

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U.S. extends deadlines for transformer, electrical upgrades at 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam

08/28/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended deadlines for bids to perform transformer and electrical equipment upgrades at the first and second powerhouses of 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam in Oregon and Washington.

Final blast removes last hydro project on Washington's Elwha River

08/28/2014

A final explosion Aug. 26 removed the remains of 12-MW Glines Canyon Dam, fully opening the Elwha River to salmon passage in Washington's Olympic National Park.

French waterways agency seeks inspection of dams, reservoirs

08/28/2014

France's navigable waterways agency seeks bids for comprehensive technical inspections of dams, reservoirs and other structures on waterways in its northeastern territory in France.

Porse takes new position with Mavel Americas

08/28/2014

N. Christian Porse is now project manager with Mavel Americas Inc.

Duke files to relicense 876.6-MW Keowee-Toxaway hydro project

08/28/2014

Duke Energy filed an application Aug. 27 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking to relicense its 867.6-MW Keowee-Toxaway hydroelectric project in South Carolina and North Carolina.

U.S. awards Lower St. Anthony Falls Dam machinery, control, lighting rehab

08/28/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a contract to BBA Construction LLC to replace central control station electrical equipment at its Lower St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam in Minneapolis.

U.S. seeks hydrologic, hydraulic engineering in Southwest

08/28/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites expressions of interest from firms to provide hydrologic and hydraulic engineering and design services and related software development in the Corps' Southwestern Division.

Belgium region names Siemens for waterways, hydro system management

08/27/2014

The integrated hydrologic management agency of Belgium's Wallonia Region has awarded a contract to Siemens SA to provide and maintain operational tools to manage flows of waterways and the hydropower system in the region.

FERC accepts license surrender by first U.S. wave power project, 1.5-MW Reedsport

08/27/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has accepted the surrender of the hydropower license of the proposed 1.5-MW Reedsport OPT Wave Park, the first commercial-scale wave power project to be licensed by the commission.

ABB to supply electrical equipment to India's 96-MW Dikchu hydro project

08/27/2014

Power equipment supplier ABB has won a contract to supply electrical balance of plant to the 96-MW Dikchu hydroelectric project in India's Sikkim State.

Slovenia utility seeks debris removal, outlet repairs at 21-MW Moste hydro project

08/27/2014

Slovenia hydropower utility Savske Elektrarne Ljubljana d.o.o. seeks bids for the second phase of rehabilitation of the 21-MW Moste hydroelectric project on Slovenia's Sava River.

TSB, OERA announce funding for tidal energy technology development

08/26/2014

The U.K. Technology Strategy Board and Nova Scotia's Offshore Energy Research Association have announced their plan to jointly invest about US$1.25 million to accelerate tidal energy development.

IRS clarifies beginning of construction to qualify for PTC

08/26/2014

The Internal Revenue Service has issued a notice helping clarify what is the beginning of construction in order for a renewable energy project to qualify for production tax credits or investment tax credits.

BC Hydro to seek engineering of dams, spillways, penstocks

08/26/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro plans to seek proposals from engineering consulting firms to engineer water retention and conveyance structures over at least seven years for the hydropower utility.

Deadline approaching for 2014 Power Engineering & REW Projects of the Year award nominations

08/26/2014

Time is running out to submit nominations for the Power Engineering and Renewable Energy World 2014 Projects of the Year awards program.

Ibama approves permit for Brazil's 700-MW Sao Manoel hydropower plant

08/26/2014

Brazil's Institute of the Environment and Natural Resources, Ibama, has approved an installation permit for the 700-MW Sao Manoel hydropower plant, according to the country's federal gazette.

Vietnam utility seeks bids to equip 2.8-MW So Vin hydro project

08/26/2014

Vietnam hydropower developer Son La Power Co. seeks bids to supply turbine-generators and other equipment for the 2.8-MW So Vin hydroelectric project in Vietnam's Muong Te commune of Son La Province.

South Africa Cabinet advances treaty to develop 40,000-MW Grand Inga hydropower complex

08/26/2014

South Africa's Cabinet has advanced to Parliament a treaty for joint development of the 40,000-MW Grand Inga hydroelectric complex with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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