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Marine energy sector continues growing worldwide, despite economic setbacks


A report released recently by the International Energy Agency's Ocean Energy Systems shows that the marine and hydrokinetic sector moved closer to commercial viability through 2014.

Canada utility seeks turbine-generators for 78-MW Pointe du Bois hydro project


Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks proposals to design, supply and install turbines, generators and related equipment at the 78-MW Pointe du Bois hydroelectric project on the Winnipeg River in Manitoba.

Small hydro project approved for Liberia

Agreement signed to develop small hydroelectric plant in Liberia


Hummingbird Resources has signed a collaboration agreement to begin planning and developing a small hydroelectric plant in southeast Liberia.

Work begins on Ontario's 16-MW Yellow Falls hydropower plant


Construction has begun on the 16-MW Yellow Falls hydroelectric plant, majority owner Boralex Inc. said in a release.

Civil engineering contract awarded for Austria's 940-MW Koralm pumped-storage plant


Pumpspeicherkraftwerk Koralm GmbH has selected ILF Consulting Engineers and AF-Consult to provide engineering services for the 940-MW Koralm pumped-storage hydropower project in Austria.

Dam workers killed in Pakistan

At least 20 workers killed at dam construction site in Pakistan


The Balochistan Liberation Front is claiming responsibility for the shooting deaths of at least 20 workers who were building a dam in Balochistan Province in southwestern Pakistan. Three other workers were wounded.

U.S. seeks station service equipment replacement at 27-MW Anderson Ranch Dam hydro project


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to replace a station service substation and related equipment at 27-MW Anderson Ranch Dam hydro project in Idaho. 

State government wants control of NHPC's Uri, Dulhasti hydropower projects


Officials from Jammu and Kashmir have asked the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC Ltd.) to give it ownership of the 390-MW Dulhasti and 480-MW Uri hydropower projects -- both of which are located within the northern Indian state.

Iceland utility seeks engineering to expand 270-MW Burfell hydro project


Iceland utility Landsvirkjun seeks bids to provide engineering consulting for a 100-MW expansion of the 270-MW Burfell hydroelectric project on the Thjorsa River in southern Iceland. 

Funding for hydropower technology research

U.S. government funding available for low-impact hydropower technology R&D


The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) has announced a $7 million funding opportunity titled Research and Development of Innovative Technologies for Low Impact Hydropower Development.

U.S. seeks generator rewinds, intake refurbishment planned, at 140-MW Trinity hydro project


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to rewind two generators at the 140-MW Trinity hydroelectric project on the Trinity River in California. 

USDA commits $73 million to dam rehabilitation, assessment program


The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced it will invest US$73 million to the rehabilitation and assessment of dams across the country to improve infrastructure safety and water supply consistency.

FERC draft EIS endorses relicensing 103.5-MW Merced River, 3.4-MW Merced Falls hydro projects


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff has issued a draft environmental impact statement recommending the relicensing of the 103.5-MW Merced River and 3.4-MW Merced Falls hydroelectric projects on the Merced River in California.

Let’s talk about money


Money. It makes the world go ‘round.

Fish net at Puget Sound Energy dam

Netting products installed at multiple hydroelectric facilities


Netting systems supplied by Pacific Netting Products have been installed at several hydroelectric facilities in North America.

Zambia seeks construction of Mwomboshi Dam, reservoir


The government of Zambia invites applications for pre-qualification for construction of Mwomboshi Dam in Chisamba District of Zambia's Central Province.

Chinese ministry stops 1,000-MW Xiaonanhai hydroelectric project


A letter sent by China's Ministry of Environmental Protection to the China Three Gorges Corporation has halted development of the country's 1,000-MW Xiaonanhai hydroelectric project.

U.S. seeks information on transformer maintenance for Hoover, Davis, Parker hydro projects


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information from firms capable of performing generator step-up transformer maintenance at the 2,078.8-MW Hoover, 255-MW Davis, and 120-MW Parker dam hydroelectric projects on the Colorado River.

Australian company establishes U.S. subsidiary to develop marine hydrokinetic energy farm


Stonehenge Metals Ltd. (Stonehenge), based in Perth, Australia, is moving forward to build and deploy what it thinks could be a commercially viable marine hydrokinetic energy system located off the coast of California via 1.5-kW Protean Wave Energy Converters (WEC). In March, Stonehenge established Protean Wave Energy Inc. (Protean) as its U.S. subsidiary and appointed veteran U.S. wave energy industry professional, William Toman, as its president. 

German utility seeks turbine refurbishment at 148-MW Iffezheim hydro project


German utility Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG (EnBW) seeks bids to refurbish three turbines of the 148-MW Iffezheim hydroelectric project on the Rhine River.

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