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DR Congo seeks environmental-social studies of 4,800-MW Inga 3, mid-sized hydro projects


The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform environmental and social studies of the 4,800-MW Inga 3 Basse Chute hydroelectric project on the Congo River, mid-sized hydro projects and a related transmission line.

Site C hydropower project clears CEAA environmental review


Development of BC Hydro's Site C hydropower project is moving forward after the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency's Joint Review Panel completed a review earlier this week.

U.S. seeks turbine bearing refurbishment at 110-MW Detroit Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for turbine guide bearing refurbishment at the 110-MW Detroit Dam hydroelectric plant on Oregon's North Santiam River.

RenewableUK expands membership to include tidal lagoon power


RenewableUK, a London-based trade association representing the wind and marine power industries, has announced that it is expanding its membership to include companies involved in tidal lagoon energy.

NorthWestern hydropower projects acquisition proposal clears FTC


NorthWestern Energy has received Federal Trade Commission approval for its proposed purchase of 11 hydropower projects and related assets from PPL Montana, LLC.

Pakistan seeks construction of 3-MW Thak Nullah hydro project


Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to construct a 3-MW hydroelectric project near Chilas on Thak Nullah in Diamer District of Pakistan's Gilgit Baltistan Region.

Hydraulic modeling consultants NHC, LaSalle announce merger


Northwest Hydraulic Consultants Ltd. has announced a merger acquisition of the LaSalle Consulting Group, forming the new "Lasalle|NHC".

U.S. seeks appraiser for purchase of historic 12-MW Borel hydro project


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids from certified appraisers to prepare an appraisal for the proposed purchase of the historic 12-MW Borel hydroelectric project from Southern California Edison.

NHA recognizes outstanding hydroelectric power industry achievements


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

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