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    USSD announces key dates for 2014 annual conference


    The U.S. Society on Dams has announced a number of deadlines in advance of its Annual Meeting and Conference.

    TVA has near-record peak demand during cold streak


    The Tennessee Valley Authority has met a record-breaking winter demand for electricity this morning by providing an estimated 33,345 MW, the agency announced.

    Andritz wins contract for upgrades at Kazakhstan's Shardarinkskaya hydropower project


    Global technology group Andritz Hydro has received an order from JSC Shardarinskaya HPP to upgrade equipment at the 100-MW Shardarinkskaya hydropower project.

    European Commission aims to increase ocean power development


    A new European Commission action plan seeks to further development of Europe's ocean energy sector.

    Upgrades to Ontario's Lower Mattagami hydropower project ahead of schedule


    Canadian utility Ontario Power Generation has announced that a new 67 MW turbine unit is now generating power at its 138-MW Little Long hydropower plant.

    Pakistan seeks governor, turbine parts for 1,450-MW Ghazi Barotha


    Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply spare parts for the governor system as well as for turbines and auxiliaries of the 1,450-MW Ghazi Barotha hydropower project.

    Proposals could impact production at 80-MW Denison hydropower project


    A Lake Texoma community organization is requesting changes to water use laws that could have an impact on hydroelectric power generation at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Denison Dam.

    Connecticut town considering Archimedes Screw hydropower plant


    The Manchester town board has approved a bid waiver from the New England Hydropower Company that will allow the Massachusetts-based group to explore the feasibility of a new small hydropower project at the town's Union Pond Dam.

    U.S. PIT tag tender seeks sample group for testing


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply passive integrated transponder tags for fish passage monitoring in the Columbia River Basin.

    India approves three hydropower projects


    India's Cabinet Committee on Investment has given the go-ahead for three hydropower projects that have been long been awaiting environmental approval, Asian sources have report.

    U.S. seeks station service replacement at 980-MW McNary Dam


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for replacement, rehabilitation and modernization of the station service electrical power system at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

    Corps awards contract for conduit and lining replacement at Blakely Mountain hydropower project


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$1.58 million contract to the Hartman-Walsh Painting Co. to replace hydropower conduit coating and lining systems at the 75-MW Blakely Mountain hydropower project.

    On the value of "bad" news


    I was that kid in college.

    The one who had done all the reading before class started, had completed an outline of the chapters, and probably had gotten a jump on next week’s assignment too.

    Italy water utility seeks bids to equip four micro-hydro projects


    Italian municipal water supplier Romagna Acque-Societa delle Fonti S.p.A. seeks bids to supply turbine-generators and other equipment for four micro-hydropower projects in Italy totaling 575 kW at a total cost of 820,000 euros (US$1.1 million).

    China announces new policy to encourage hydroelectric power development


    China's National Development and Reform Commission has announced a reform that will increase the price grid operators pay to hydroelectric power plants in an effort to spur industry investments.

    Macedonia seeks firms to construct Konsko Dam, hydro project


    The Macedonia government invites applications for pre-qualification to construct Konsko Dam, which is to include a hydroelectric project, on Macedonia's Konsko River at Gevgelija.

    RusHydro announces results of 2013 hydropower project modernization program


    A "comprehensive modernization" program of nine hydropower projects through 2013 by Russian utility JSC RusHydro has resulted in 737 MW of new cumulative installed capacity.

    FERC issues proposed rules to protect grid from geomagnetic disturbances


    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued proposed reliability standards intended to mitigate effects of geomagnetic disturbances on the nation's bulk electricity system.

    Albion Ventures invests in new small hydropower scheme


    Investment firm Albion Ventures LLC has agreed to supply US$5.1 million to developer Green Highland Renewables for a new 1 MW small hydropower project in the Scottish highlands.

    Nepal eyes first pumped-storage projects


    Nepal could be getting its first pumped-storage hydropower plants pending the results of a Department of Electricity Development study.

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