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Amjet unveils new low-head turbine generator unit

07/28/2014

A new generator unit unveiled at HydroVision International 2014 by manufacturer Amjet Turbine Systems LLC has earned the Iowa-based company a US$1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Small Business Innovation Research Phase II program.

U.S. seeks bids to refurbish, paint tainter gates at 340-MW Bull Shoals Dam

07/28/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to refurbish and paint tainter gates at 340-MW Bull Shoals Dam on Arkansas' White River.  

Seattle City Light completes rewinding of unit at Boundary Dam hydropower project

07/28/2014

Unit 53 is back in operation at Seattle City Light's 1,003-MW Boundary Dam hydropower project, the northewestern utility reported.

U.S. extends call for water facilities operation after Elwha River dams' removal

07/28/2014

The National Park Service has extended the deadline for bids for operation and maintenance of water treatment and pumping facilities made necessary by removal of the 12-MW Elwha and 12-MW Glines Canyon dams from the Elwha River in Washington.

Eagle Mountain pumped-storage hydropower plant integral for California, GEI Consultants says

07/28/2014

With pumped-storage hydroelectric power being a key topic of national interest, the HydroVision International 2014 Conference and Exhibition gave decision makers an opportunity to interact with companies developing projects with an increasingly prominent role in America's grid system.

FERC proposes power system physical security reliability standard

07/24/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would approve, with modifications, a power system physical security reliability standard submitted by the North American Electric Reliability Corp.

GE unveils new hydro turbine monitoring and protection solution at HydroVision International 2014

07/24/2014

General Electric's Measurement & Control business launched its new Bently Nevada Advanced Distributed Architecture Platform Technology (ADAPT) 3701/46 Hydro Monitor earlier today at HydroVision International 2014 in Nashville, Tenn.

Canada utility seeks piezometric tests at Duncan Dam

07/24/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to perform piezometric response tests at Duncan Dam on the Kootenay River in British Columbia.

Emagineered Solutions wins contract for Big Bend monolith joint repairs

07/23/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$559,000 contract to Emagineered Solutions Inc. for remedial waterstop repairs in the upstream monolith joints at the 494.3-MW Big Bend hydroelectric project.

Bank seeks reforestation study for 108-MW Dariali hydro project in Georgia

07/23/2014

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a technical assessment and feasibility study of a reforestation plan for the 108-MW Dariali hydroelectric project in Georgia.

Replacement of Canada's John Hart hydroelectric plant now under way

07/23/2014

The replacement of the 126-MW John Hart hydroelectric plant has begun, following a ceremony that featured British Columbia's Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett.

African bank seeks feasibility studies of three small hydro projects in Liberia

07/23/2014

The African Development Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform feasibility studies of three mini- or small hydropower projects in Liberia.

Canada's Manitoba Hydro signs deal to provide 25 MW of power to SaskPower

07/22/2014

Manitoba Hydro has finalized a deal that will see the Canadian utility supply 25 MW of power to SaskPower from November 2015 to May 22.

Voith Hydro displays new StreamDiver hydro turbine at HydroVision International 2014

07/22/2014

Technology and equipment manufacturer Voith Hydro is exhibiting a number of its environmentally-friendly hydropower innovations at HydroVision International 2014, which is currently taking place in Nashville, Tenn.

FERC draft environmental assessment backs licensing 50-MW R.C. Byrd hydro project

07/22/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff has issued a draft environmental assessment recommending the licensing of the 50-MW Robert C. Byrd hydroelectric project at a Corps of Engineers dam on the Ohio River.

Zayas to address DOE's Hydropower Vision plan at HydroVision International 2014

07/21/2014

Taking part in the HydroVision International 2014 keynote session on Tuesday, July 22 will be Department of Energy Wind and Water Power Program manager Jose Zayas, who will provide an update on DOE's recently announced Hydropower Vision plan.

Marine Hydrokinetics

07/21/2014

News related to the marine hydrokinetics industry in North America for July 2014

Canadian Spotlight

07/21/2014

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada for July 2014

Stockton to provide plenary address during water resources track at HydroVision International

07/21/2014

Steven L. Stockton, Director of Civil Works with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is presenting a plenary address to kick off the seven-session Water Resources track at HydroVision International 2014 this week.

Deploying an Ice Boom at Jenpeg Generating Station

07/21/2014

During the winter months, production of frazil ice upstream of Jenpeg Generating Station in northern Manitoba has been known to cause operational problems, including the blockage of powerhouse intakes.


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