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NHA recognizes outstanding hydroelectric power industry achievements

05/01/2014

The National Hydropower Association has recognized six companies through its Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters awards program for positive contributions attributed to their hydroelectric projects.

U.S. again extends bidding for operation and maintenance of 14-MW Philpott hydro project

05/01/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again extended the deadline for bids from small businesses to provide operation and maintenance of the Corps' 14-MW Philpott hydroelectric project in Virginia.

Corps awards contract for Bonneville Dam hydro turbine guide bearings

05/01/2014

American Babbitt Bearing Inc. has been awarded a contract worth US$479,000 to supply hydro turbine guide bearings for the First Powerhouse at Bonneville Dam.

Free Flow Power files three more license applications totaling 78 MW

05/01/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission received three more hydro license applications during March from Free Flow Power Corp. for projects at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams totaling 78 MW.

195-MW Forrest Kerr hydroelectric plant nears completion

05/01/2014

Canadian utility AltaGas Ltd. has announced the start of waterflow at its 195-MW Forrest Kerr hydropower project.

Corps Little Rock District sets 2014 industry day for hydro, other work

05/01/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District has scheduled an industry day for fiscal year 2014 to talk with contractors about plans for its facilities, including water resources and hydropower projects.

Two contracts awarded for lock rehabilitation at Olmsted Dam

04/30/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded two contracts for lock rehabilitation at Olmsted Dam on the Ohio River in Kentucky.

Pakistan seeks valves to refurbish 243-MW Warsak hydro project

04/30/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply valves as part of work to rehabilitate the 243-MW Warsak hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Kabul River.

U.S. has 65 GW of untapped hydroelectric power potential, DOE report says

04/29/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy and its Oak Ridge National Laboratory have released a new renewable energy resource assessment that estimates as much as 65 GW of new hydroelectric power capacity could be developed across more than three million American rivers and streams.

Alstom fielding purchase offers from General Electric, Siemens

04/29/2014

Both General Electric (GE) and Siemens are interested in taking over Alstom SA’s power business, but details -- reported by sources including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Forbes -- of the two proposed transactions have not been released.

DOE unveils ambitious plan for long-term hydroelectric power development

04/29/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy today unveiled a plan ultimately designed to dramatically increase American hydroelectric capacity in the coming decades.

U.S. extends bidding to modify fish channel at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam

04/29/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to modify a juvenile fish collection channel at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

Alstom’s hydro business set for change at the helm

04/29/2014

News that two of the world’s biggest energy engineering firms – GE and Siemens – are apparently looking to launch rival bids to take over Alstom’s power business is set to present significant repercussions for the hydropower business. 

Hydro-rich Guinea seeks firms to operate state-owned utility

04/29/2014

Guinea's Ministry of Energy and Hydraulics invites expressions of interest from firms to manage state-owned electric utility Electricite de Guinee (EDG).

Workers building hydro plant in Nepal trapped in tunnel by landslide

04/28/2014

The bodies of three workers have been recovered from a tunnel under construction at the 25-MW Upper Madikhola hydro plant in western Nepal, news sources report.

Four legislators honored by NHA for hydroelectric power advocacy

04/28/2014

The National Hydropower Association awarded four members of Congress with NHA Legislator of the Year awards for their roles in championing hydroelectric power legislation through the House and Senate.

Orion Energy Centre completes first commercial project

04/28/2014

Orion Energy Centre (OEC) has recently completed a project for one of its first commercial customers, Boston-based Resolute Marine Energy, Inc. (RME), HydroWorld.com has learned.



U.S. seeks firms for gate repairs at Raystown Dam in Pennsylvania

04/28/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to repair tainter gates at Raystown Lake Dam on the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River at Hesston.

Alstom Grid wins transformer award for 93-MW Lavey hydropower project

04/28/2014

Alstom Grid AG has been awarded a US$2.6 million contract to supply a transformer as part of an expansion of the Lavey hydroelectric plant on Switzerland's Bois-Noir River.

UK’s National Trust turns on small hydro plant

04/25/2014

A hydroelectric plant at the National Trust’s Hafod y Llan farm in Snowdonia began operating earlier this week.


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