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R&D Forum

06/19/2014

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower for June 2014

Solomon Islands extends call for developers of 20-MW Tina River hydro project

06/19/2014

The government of the Solomon Islands has extended the deadline for expressions of interest from firms to develop the 20-MW Tina River hydroelectric project on a build-own-operate-transfer basis.

DOE still accepting solicitations for hydroelectric power, MHK notices of intent

06/19/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy & Renewable Energy is still accepting solicitations for three notices of intent designed to fund research in both the marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) and conventional hydroelectric power fields.

U.S. seeks thrust bearing shoe refurbishment at 810-MW Lower Monumental, 603-MW Ice Harbor dams

06/19/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to refurbish thrust bearing shoes at 810-MW Lower Monumental and 603-MW Ice Harbor dams on the Snake River in Washington.

Marine Hydrokinetics

06/18/2014

News related to the marine hydrokinetics industry in North America for June 2014

Canadian Spotlight

06/18/2014

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada for June 2014

Mechanical Couplings Replace Welding at Canoe Creek

06/18/2014

With its lush greenery and old-growth trees, the Pacific Rim Rainforest is a beautiful place to visit. But it can be a difficult place to work: annual precipitation is among the highest in the world, and the terrain can be steep and uneven.

Studying Net Evaporation from the Eastmain-1 Reservoir

06/18/2014

A first-of-its-kind study of net evaporation at a hydroelectric facility reveals that the project has very little effect on the loss of water to the atmosphere as compared with pre-impoundment conditions.

Tajik minister provides update on 3,600-MW Rogun hydropower plant

06/18/2014

Tajik Deputy Minister of Energy and Water Resources Poulod Muhiddinov affirmed the country's commitment to the 3,600-MW Rogun hydropower project during a conference this week.

Generating Hydropower's Future: HRF Working to Attract New Employees

06/18/2014

The Hydro Research Foundation is working to combat the impact of the aging workforce in the hydroelectric industry by bringing along a new generation of hydro professionals through educational opportunities, funding and mentorship.

Viewpoints from the Board Room: Black & Veatch

06/18/2014

Steve Edwards - the new chairman, president and chief executive officer of Black & Veatch - discusses what he sees coming in the future of the hydropower industry in North America and abroad, and the role he sees Black & Veatch playing in that future.

How North America can Benefit from UK Know-How in Ocean Energy

06/18/2014

The United Kingdom is known for its pioneering work in wave, tidal and ocean current energy. The U.S. and Canada have vast marine resources and would benefit from partnerships with UK companies in a number of ways, including building expertise, sharing lessons learned and fostering industry growth.

Hot Products Preview

06/18/2014

A surprising number of new products are available for the hydroelectric power market. This article contains information on the unique features of just a few of those.

Los Andes Copper, Icafal announce plans for 30 MW hydroelectric project in Chile

06/18/2014

Vancouver-based Los Andes Copper Ltd. has entered into an agreement with Icafal Inversiones SA to develop and finance a 28-30 MW hydroelectric plant on the Rocin River in Chile.

Forrest Kerr: A Profile of Canadian Hydropower Development

06/18/2014

As one of three newly constructed AltaGas projects in the Pacific Northwest, the 195-MW Forrest Kerr hydropower project is set to be commissioned this summer. It is one of the largest single intake run-of-river projects in North America.

What's New at HydroVision International

06/18/2014

Learn about all the great new offerings during HydroVision International 2014 in Nashville

Perspectives: Making a Personal Connection

06/18/2014

I recently attended PennWell's POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe events in Cologne, Germany. This event attracted more than 11,000 registrants ... in a time when the electric power market sector in Europe is, in a word, struggling.

Statkraft, Norfund emphasize hydroelectric power in SN Power restructuring

06/18/2014

European energy producer Statkraft and the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund) have completed the restructuring of SN Power with an emphasis on hydroelectric power development.

Tech Briefs

06/18/2014

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology from June 2014

Hydro Currents

06/18/2014

The top hydroelectric power news for June 2014


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