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Raising of California's San Vicente Dam complete

07/18/2014

The San Diego County Water Authority has completed a raise of the San Vicente Dam, adding 152,000 acre-feet of water storage capacity to the reservoir.

Danube agency seeks fish ladder for Austria's 6.5-MW Nussdorf hydro project

07/17/2014

Austria's Danube River flood control agency Via Donau - Osterreichische Wasserstrassen-Gesellschaft mbH seeks bids to design and construct a fish ladder at the 6.5-MW Nussdorf hydro project on the Danube in Austria.

Flow Science earns industry honor

07/17/2014

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling software developer Flow Science has been named a recipient of a 2014 Venture Acceleration Fund award by Los Alamos National Security, LLC.

U.S. seeks fish passage system overhaul at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam

07/17/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform major construction to upgrade the juvenile fish passage facility at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

Engineering and design firm AECOM acquires URS Corp.

07/17/2014

Engineering, construction and design firm AECOM has announced it will acquire all outstanding shares of the URS Corporation for US$56.31 per share in cash and stock.

Royal HaskoningDHV, TIRASA developing four small hydro projects in Indonesia

07/17/2014

Dutch consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV is developing four mini hydropower projects along Indonesia's Merawu River that will add a cumulative capacity of about 15.6 MW to the country's grid.

Czech utility seeks turbine-generator overhaul at 120-MW Lipno 1 hydro project

07/16/2014

Czech utility CEZ a.s. seeks bids for mechanical overhaul of turbine-generator TG1 at the 120-MW Lipno 1 hydroelectric project on the Vlatava River in the Czech Republic.

Kelcey Lajoie: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

07/16/2014

The Hydro Research Foundation is actively supporting graduate students to conduct research related to conventional and pumped storage hydropower. These students are funded through the Department of Energy’s Water Power Program and industry partners.

Brazil hoping El Nino bolsters hydroelectric power reservoir levels

07/16/2014

The impending El Nino weather patterns will help allay Brazil's shortage of water for hydroelectric power production, government officials said this past week.

U.S. seeks bids for switchyard upgrades at 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

07/16/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to upgrade the switchyard at the 320-MW Fort Randall hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota.

Brazilian court rejects request for Belo Monte hydropower plant suspension

07/15/2014

A federal Brazilian court has rejected a request from a public prosecutor that would have suspended work on the 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydroelectric plant.

DR Congo seeks pre-feasibility studies of 30 hydro projects

07/15/2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to select and perform pre-feasibility studies of 30 most attractive medium-sized hydropower sites in DRC, then perform feasibility studies of the three most promising sites.

Senate confirms nominations of LaFleur, Bay to FERC

07/15/2014

The U.S. Senate confirmed July 15 President Obama's nominations of Cheryl LaFleur and Norman C. Bay to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Perspectives: Looking Back

07/15/2014

1994 ... 20 years ago: Gasoline was $1.10 per gallon. A U.S. postage stamp cost 29 cents. Apple released its first Macintosh computer using the new PowerPC Microprocessors.

U.S. seeks dam safety construction at Pine Creek Dam

07/15/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform dam safety civil construction at Pine Creek Dam on Little River in McCurtain County, Okla.

APG, Aquila Capital partnering for European hydroelectric power development

07/15/2014

Investment firms APG Asset Management and Aquila Capital have formed a partnership to invest an anticipated US$678.8 million into the development and acquisition of European hydroelectric power plants.

Hydro Currents

07/15/2014

The top hydroelectric power news for July 2014

Norway operator seeks trash rake, transformers, switchgear for 30-MW Ramfoss hydro project

07/14/2014

Norwegian hydro operator Ramfoss Kraftlag invites applications for pre-qualification to supply a trash rake and transformers, switchgear and controls for the 30-MW Ramfoss hydroelectric project in Norway.

Trans-Asia receives service contract for three Filipino hydropower projects

07/14/2014

The Philippine Department of Energy has awarded service contracts for thee hydropower project developments to the Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corporation, according to a disclosure filed with the Philippine Stock Exchange.

U.S. seeks generator thrust bearing coolers for 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam

07/14/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply generator thrust bearing coolers for 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River in Washington.


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