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Upgrading Hebgen Dam to Withstand a Potential Second Earthquake

09/25/2014

Upgrade bring Hebgen Dam up to modern seismic design standards

Hydro Currents

09/25/2014

The top hydroelectric power news for September 2014

U.S. begins spillway gate rehabilitation at 80-MW Green Peter Dam

09/25/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun rehabilitation of one of two spillway gates at the 80-MW Green Peter hydroelectric project on Oregon's South Santiam River.

U.S. seeks firms to provide electrical supplies for hydro projects in Northwest

09/25/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on small businesses able to provide a wide range of electrical supplies to Corps dams and national resource centers in the Corps' Walla Walla District.

ArcelorMittal supplies steel to 11,200-MW Belo Monte hydro project

09/25/2014

Global steel and mining firm ArcelorMittal says it is supplying 50,000 tons of steel for the 11,200-MW Belo Monte hydroelectric project in Brazil.

Perspectives: Let's Give Hydropower a Boost

09/24/2014

Perspectives: Let's Give Hydropower a Boost

Putting ourselves out there

09/24/2014

Fears. We all have them. It is interesting to read about the most common fears (not phobias, that’s a whole other subject). There are the typical spiders, snakes and heights. Dogs I was a bit surprised about, but public speaking … not so much.

Tajikistan seeks engineering, implementation consultants to refurbish 126-MW Kayrakkum hydro project

09/24/2014

Tajikistan utility Barki Tojik invites expressions of interest from consultants to provide basic engineering and design, and project implementation consulting for rehabilitation of the 126-MW Kayrakkum hydroelectric project on Tajikistan's Syr Darya River.

Minesto, Atlantis win EU award for joint tidal energy research

09/24/2014

Marine energy companies Minesto and Atlantis Resources Ltd. have been awarded close to US$960,000 from the Eurostars Programme to help advance tidal energy technology.

U.S. seeks firms for fishway temperature improvements at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam

09/24/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to build structures to provide fishway temperature improvements at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

Reservoir impoundment begins at Vietnam's Song Bung 4 hydropower project

09/24/2014

Development of Vietnam's 156-MW Song Bung 4 hydropower project have reached a "major milestone" with the closure of the river diversion and start of reservoir impoundment.

FERC conforms its regulations to Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act

09/24/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has amended its regulations on preliminary permits, exemptions and conduit projects to comply with provisions of the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013.

RusHydro completes stabilization work on 840-MW Zagorskaya 2 pumped-storage plant

09/24/2014

Russian energy giant JSC RusHydro has completed stabilization work on the Zagorskaya 2 pumped-storage plant.

Solomon Islands again pre-qualifies developers of 20-MW Tina River hydro project

09/23/2014

The government of the Solomon Islands again issued an invitation for pre-qualification to develop the 20-MW Tina River hydroelectric project on a build-own-operate-transfer basis.

U.S. lends $1.125 million for 1.8-MW Flannagan hydro project

09/23/2014

The U.S. Agriculture Department's Rural Energy for America Program has agreed to lend $1.125 million for development of the 1.8-MW Flannagan hydroelectric project on the Pound River in Virginia.

Canada hydro utility seeks consulting engineering services

09/23/2014

Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to provide consulting engineering services to its hydropower and other operations in Manitoba.

Nepal, India firm sign development pact for 900-MW Upper Karnali hydro project

09/23/2014

The Investment Board of Nepal and India builder GMR Group have signed a project development agreement for construction of the 900-MW Upper Karnali hydro project on Nepal's Karnali River.

Afghans extend call for O&M training at 100-MW Naghlu hydro project

09/22/2014

Afghanistan national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) has extended the deadline for expressions of interest from consultants to provide operations and maintenance training for staff of the 100-MW Naghlu hydroelectric project, which is being rehabilitated on Afghanistan's Kabul River.

Reserve a spot in the HydroVision Brasil 2014 VibroSystM Machine Condition Monitoring Course today

09/22/2014

VibroSystM's Machine Condition Monitoring Course being offered in conjunction with HydroVision Brasil 2014 is a must-attend event for all those working with hydro generators and machinery.

U.S. awards tainter gate repair contract for Nebraska's Harlan County Dam

09/22/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $25.7 million contract to OCCI Inc. to repair tainter gates at Harlan County Dam in Nebraska.

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