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U.S. park service seeks consulting for FERC licensing work

08/25/2014

The National Park Service seeks proposals to provide environmental consulting services for its participation in hydropower licensing, Wild and Scenic Rivers issues and other projects.

World Bank unveils $5 billion plan for sub-Saharan energy development

08/25/2014

A US$5 billion package from the World Bank Group earlier this month will help support new technical and financial support for energy projects -- including hydroelectric power -- in six African countries.

Italian province seeks civil construction of 4.19-MW Belfiore small hydro project

08/25/2014

Verona's municipal utility seeks bids for civil works to complete construction of the 4.19-MW Belfiore small hydroelectric project in Belfiore, Verona Province, Italy.

U.S. awards dam safety site stabilization at 270-MW Wolf Creek Dam

08/25/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $950,088 contract to Aspen Construction Co. for dam safety site stabilization work at 270-MW Wolf Creek Dam in Kentucky.

U.S. seeks firms for surveying, mapping in Pacific Northwest

08/25/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites expressions of interest from firms to provide surveying and mapping services in the Portland District of the Corps' Northwestern Division.

Voith to upgrade generator at 440-MW Waldeck 2 Pumped-Storage in Germany

08/25/2014

German utility E.ON Kraftwerke GmbH has awarded a contract to Voith to modernize a generator at its 440-MW Waldeck 2 Pumped-Storage project in central Germany.

The growth of MHK hydropower

08/25/2014

According to new analysis, the evolution of marine hydro kinetic technologies for generating electricity from waves and tides into a commercial reality is taking longer than hoped and costing far more money than expected. As a result, Bloomberg New Energy Finance says it is revising its previous 2020 forecasts for global installations downwards.

European bank funds Poland renewables, hydro project refurbishment

08/22/2014

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to lend up to 295 million zlotys (US$93.3 million) to Poland energy company Tauron Polska Energia S.A. for renewable energy investments including refurbishment of several Tauron Group hydroelectric projects.

Chilean government moves to take control of power auctions

08/22/2014

Chilean hydroelectric power producers could be affected by legislation introduced by the country's Ministry of Energy earlier this week.

U.S. EIS advances transmission to deliver Quebec hydropower to New York

08/22/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a final environmental impact statement endorsing the construction and operation of a 1,000-MW transmission line to carry Quebec hydroelectric power to customers in New York City.

FERC seeks dam safety geotechnical engineering consultant

08/21/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeks proposals from small businesses to serve as geotechnical engineering consultant to FERC's Division of Dam Safety and Inspections.

ABB to supply grid connection for 6-MW first phase of Scotland tidal project

08/21/2014

Power technology supplier ABB has received a contract from Atlantis Resources Ltd. to supply an onshore grid connection for the 6-MW Phase 1 of the MeyGen tidal stream power project in Scotland's Pentland Firth.

Bulgaria seeks consultant for hydro project rehabilitation program

08/21/2014

Bulgaria utility Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania EAD (NEK) invites expressions of interest from consultants for a program to rehabilitate major hydroelectric projects.

U.S. awards turbine runner, gate replacement contracts at 80-MW Denison Dam

08/21/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded contracts for turbine runner replacement and flood gate replacement at the 80-MW Denison Dam hydroelectric project in Texas.

U.S. extends call for main bus replacement at 117-MW Keswick hydropower project

08/21/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids for main bus replacement at the 117-MW Keswick hydropower project at Keswick Dam in California.

U.K. developer begins construction of 750-kW Allt Choire small hydro project

08/20/2014

Scottish energy developer Green Highland Renewables began construction in August of the 750-kW Allt Choire a' Bhalachain small hydroelectric project on the southern side of Loch Garry in Scotland.

FERC licenses 400-MW Iowa Hill pumped-storage as part of California hydro project

08/20/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has authorized construction of the 400-MW Iowa Hill pumped-storage development as part of relicensing the 637.3-MW Upper American River hydroelectric project in California.

HydroVision International 2015 announces call for abstracts, panelists

08/20/2014

HydroVision International is now accepting abstract submissions for the Technical Papers track of the 2015 conference program, Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines Managing Editor Elizabeth Ingram announces. In addition, for the second year, the organizers have issued a call for panelists for the Panel Presentation track.

Atkins selected as client's engineer for 230-MW Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project

08/20/2014

Design, engineering and project management consultancy group Atkins Global has been selected by Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay PLC (TLSB) to serve as client's engineer for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project in Wales.

French dams operator seeks command control upgrade for 9-MW Naussac Dam

08/20/2014

Loire River dams owner Etablissement Public Loire (EPL) invites applications for pre-qualification to modernize the command control system of 9-MW Naussac Dam in France's Loire River Basin.

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