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Mount Coffee hydro plant rehab delayed

Mount Coffee hydro plant completion date delayed due to Ebola virus

01/09/2015

Completion of rehabilitation work at the 64-MW Mount Coffee hydro plant in Liberia has been delayed by a year due to the spread of the Ebola virus, according to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. 

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Canada utility seeks crane, hoist services for B.C. hydropower projects

01/09/2015

Canadian utility BC Hydro invites applications for pre-qualification to perform services to cranes and hoists at hydroelectric projects throughout the utility's system in British Columbia.

Grant PUD raises water levels behind Wanapum Dam amidst ongoing repairs

01/09/2015

Ongoing repairs a the Wanapum Dam in Washington have allowed the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife to reopen most of the reservoir's shoreline to the public earlier this week.

Afghans extend call for spare parts, consumables for 100-MW Naghlu hydro project

01/08/2015

Afghanistan national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) has extended the deadline for bids to supply spare parts and consumables for the 100-MW Naghlu hydroelectric project, which is being rehabilitated on Afghanistan's Kabul River.

Cube Hydro buys two hydro plants

Cube Hydro buys New York hydroelectric plants from Burrows Paper

01/08/2015

Cube Hydro New York LLC has acquired two small hydroelectric plants in New York from Burrows Paper Corp.

Manitoba Hydro seeks electrical engineering design for low-head hydropower projects

01/08/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids for electrical design engineering services including work on low-head hydroelectric projects in Manitoba.

Every coin has two sides: Can dam site personnel survive the UAV tsunami?

01/08/2015

One of the phrases I tend to overuse, “Every coin has two sides,” is appropriate as it relates to the approaching tsunami of potentially efficient uses for unmanned aerial vehicles.  

Eaton wins contract for Vermont small hydropower plant control rehab

01/08/2015

Generating technology manufacturer Eaton Corporation has won a contract to update power and control systems at Green Mountain Power's 6.9-MW Proctor hydropower project in Vermont.

Kenya seeks consultants for dam safety panel to oversee dam construction

01/08/2015

The government of Kenya invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve on a dam safety panel of experts to oversee construction of dam and reservoir projects in Kenya.

McGill study examines global impact of dams on waterways large and small

01/07/2015

A new study published by McGill University examines how both existing and planned dam infrastructure impacts people and surrounding ecosystems through river flow and fragmentation.

BC Hydro again extends site preparation call for 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project

01/07/2015

Canadian utility BC Hydro again extended the deadline for bids to perform site preparation on the north bank of the Peace River for the proposed 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

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Investor licenses for Vietnam hydroelectric projects might be revoked

01/07/2015

Although Vietnam generates nearly 40% of its power from about 7,000 hydropower facilities, investors developing new hydroelectric projects in the country face increasing oversight. Citing mismanagement and illegal land acquisitions, Vietnam’s Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Cao Duc Phat, said the government might assess penalties that include potentially revoking investor licenses for particular projects. 

Afghans seek supervision of turbine-generator rehabilitation at 100-MW Naghlu hydro project

01/07/2015

Afghanistan national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) invites expressions of interest for monitoring and supervision of turbine-generator rehabilitation at the 100-MW Naghlu hydroelectric project on Afghanistan's Kabul River.

NHA announces hydro industry scholarship program

Submit nominations for NHA’s Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship program

01/07/2015

The National Hydropower Association is now accepting nominations for its Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship program.

Canada utility extends call for equipment inspection for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

01/07/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to provide inspection of equipment manufacturing for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project in Manitoba.

Dam Safety & Security

01/06/2015

Collection of articles covering safety and security of dams and civil structures

Another Benefit of Hydro: High-Tech Treasure Hunt

01/06/2015

Visitor centers at large hydro projects in the U.S. nearly became an endangered species after 9/11. Fears about additional attacks on critical infrastructure led to restricting public access to many hydro projects, putting visitor centers in jeopardy.

R&D Forum

01/06/2015

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower

Nepal seeks trash rake for rehabilitation of 144-MW Kali Gandaki A hydro project

01/06/2015

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) seeks bids to supply a trashrack cleaning machine as part of rehabilitation of the 144-MW Kali Gandaki A hydroelectric project on the Kali Gandaki River in western Nepal.

Kortes Hydropower Plant

U.S. seeks station service replacement at 36-MW Kortes hydro project

01/06/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to perform station service equipment replacement at the 36-MW Kortes hydroelectric plant in Wyoming.

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