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Perspectives: Make Your Voice Heard!

04/23/2014

This special edition of Hydro Review is being distributed at the National Hydropower Association's Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. During the conference's opening session, attendees are celebrating the hydro industry's "big win" in 2013 - passage of two hydro-related pieces of legislation by huge margins in both the Senate and the House.

Satellites could help Brazil's hydroelectric power operators forecast weather patterns

04/23/2014

Brazilian researchers have met to discuss the use of satellites to collect hydrometeorological data to better forecast weather-related events.

U.S. seeks spillway channel excavation at Canton Lake Dam

04/23/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform the remaining excavation that will allow flows into a new auxiliary spillway at Canton Lake Dam on the North Canadian River in Oklahoma.

Gimbel named Bureau of Reclamation deputy commissioner

04/23/2014

Jennifer Gimbel was named Reclamation's Deputy Commissioner for External and Intergovernmental Affairs in March, according to a release from the Bureau of Reclamation. 

EPC contractor selects SediCon for Coca Coda Sinclair hydro project desanders

04/23/2014

Equipment manufacturer SediCon has been contracted to provide desanding units for Ecuador's 1,500-MW Coca Codo Sinclair hydroelectric plant.

Comments sought on proposed environmental study of Pakistan's 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydro project

04/23/2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks comments on a draft statement of work for an environmental and social impact assessment of Pakistan's proposed 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydroelectric project on the Indus River.

World Bank provides loan for Burundi hydropower plants

04/23/2014

The World Bank has approved a US$100 million grant to the Republic of Burundi for the construction of two hydropower plants along the Jiji and Mulembwe rivers.

Hydro Currents

04/23/2014

The latest hydroelectric power news and information for April 2014

California utility seeks design, engineering for 2.7-MW New Slab Creek hydro plant

04/22/2014

Sacramento Municipal Utility District seeks bids to provide owner's engineering services for development of the 2.7-MW New Slab Creek powerhouse in California.

MHK is hydro…and here to stay

04/22/2014

I've had MHK on the brain for quite a while now. And for good reason.

Bhutan, India sign hydroelectric power development agreement

04/22/2014

The governments of India and Bhutan have signed an agreement for the joint development of a number of hydropower projects earlier today in capital city Thimphu.

India utility seeks digital governors for 180-MW Baira Siul hydro project

04/22/2014

India's NHPC Ltd. seeks bids to replace existing governors with microprocessor-based digital governor systems at the 180-MW Baira Siul hydroelectric project in India's Himachal Pradesh State.

Snohomish PUD could save millions with damless hydropower project

04/22/2014

The Snohomish County Public Utilities District No. 1 will be able to save itself US$10 million by not constructing a dam, weir or other barriers as part of a proposed 30 MW hydroelectric project on Washington's South Fork Skykomish River.

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

04/22/2014

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

IDB rural electrification program could include hydroelectric power

04/22/2014

The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a US$20 million loan to Panama that could include hydroelectric power as part of an effort to electrify rural parts of the country.

Corps awards contract for Isabella Dam stone processing, testing

04/21/2014

Santos Excavation Inc. has been awarded a US$823,075 contract to perform stone processing and aggregate testing at the site of the Isabella Dam on California's Kern River.

Developer announces public hearing on proposed Tulumayo 4 hydropower project

04/21/2014

Peruvian developer Egenjunin Tulumayo IV S.A.C. will hold a public hearing in May to meet socioeconomic requirements for the proposed Tulumayo 4 hydropower project.

Canada utility seeks civil engineering for dams, other facilities

04/21/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids for a broad range of civil engineering services to its dams, hydroelectric projects and other facilities in Manitoba.

DOE announces new opportunities for hydroelectric power technology developers

04/21/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy has made a pair of announcements designed to promote the development of hydroelectric power and other renewable energy technologies in support of the Obama administration's "all-of-the-above" plan.

Italy utility seeks valves for 15.6-MW Mallero 1, 4.4-MW Mallero 2 hydro projects

04/21/2014

Italian renewable energy operator Enel Green Power S.p.A. seeks bids to supply replacement valves for 15.6-MW Mallero 1 and 4.4-MW Mallero 2 hydroelectric projects in Sondrio Province of Italy's Lombardy Region.


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