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U.S. again extends bidding for unit circuit breakers at 2,078-MW Hoover Dam


The Bureau of Reclamation again extended bidding for unit circuit breakers and associated equipment for 2,078-MW Hoover Dam in Arizona and Nevada.

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Serbia grants permit for 33.1-MW Brodarevo 2 hydropower plant


The Serbian Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy has granted a location permit to Reservoir Capital Corp. for the construction of the 33.1-MW Brodarevo 2 hydropower plant.

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Bhutan extends calls for construction, equipment for 118-MW Nikachhu hydropower project


The government of Bhutan and its development units have extended the deadlines for civil construction and hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment for the 118-MW Nikachhu hydroelectric project to be built on Bhutan's Nikachhu River. 

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The Grapes of Wrath, Pt. II


It is not at all uncommon for those of us whose families have deep roots in the American Midwest to make vague reference to our "kin in California", and though some of that migration is undoubtedly reflective of "Manifest Destiny" and other 19th Century sociopolitical attitudes regarding the conquering of the western United States, many of our families took toward California for another singular reason: The Dust Bowl.

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Hydropower included in U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center project


The U.S. Department of Energy plans to fund a consortium to pursue five identified research and development topics at the nexus of energy and water, one of which includes hydropower.

U.S. seeks spillway repair at Nevada's Marble Bluff Dam


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to repair the spillway of Marble Bluff Dam on the Truckee River and Pyramid Lake in Nevada. 

Professional development hours available for 2015 NHA annual conference attendees


The 2015 National Hydropower Association annual conference, scheduled April 26-29 at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington D.C., is the perfect opportunity for professional development. 

South Africa's 10-MW Neusberg small hydro plant enters official operation


South Africa's 10-MW Neusberg hydropower project has been officially launched, according to owner Kakamas Hydro Electric Power Ltd.

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Jack W. Fisher, president of underwater equipment manufacturer JW Fishers Mfg., passes away


Jack W. Fisher, president of underwater equipment manufacturer JW Fishers Mfg., passed away on Feb. 20, 2015. He was 73 years old.

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Marine and hydrokinetic energy taking center stage at new event


The inaugural International Marine Renewable Energy Conference (IMREC) and third-annual Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS) will take place this April in Washington, D.C., bringing together industry leaders and policy-makers from around the world.

U.S. seeks fiber-optic, controls upgrade at 94.5-MW Flatiron hydro project


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to replace copper control and communications cables and equipment between the 94.5-MW Flatiron hydroelectric project, the Carter Lake shaft house and related facilities in Colorado.

Cameroon prequalifies seven for Lom Pangar hydropower plant construction


The Cameroon government has released a list of seven companies pre-qualified to construct a 30 MW hydropower plant at Lom Pangar Dam, which is being built on the country's Sanaga River.

Burundi pre-qualifies firms to construct 31.5-MW Jiji, 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydro projects


Burundi's water and electric utility invites applications for pre-qualification to construct the 31.5-MW Jiji and 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydroelectric projects in Burundi's Bururi Province. 

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Corps releases Buckeye Lake Dam safety report


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has identified "serious problems" and a "significant risk to the public" at Ohio's Buckeye Lake Dam, according to a report released this week.

U.S. again extends bidding for impeller replacements, stator rewinds at 314-MW Keys Pump-Generating hydro plant


The Bureau of Reclamation again extended the deadline for bids to supply impeller replacements and stator rewinds at the 314-MW John W. Keys III Pump-Generating plant at Grand Coulee Dam.

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French hydro operator seeks replacement turbine runners for 272-MW Mareges hydro project


French hydropower operator Societe Hydro-Electrique du Midi (SHEM) seeks bids to supply four replacement turbine runners for the 272-MW Mareges hydroelectric project on France's Dordogne River. 

Bhutan’s 126-MW Dagachhu hydroelectric project begins generating power


Bhutan, a sovereign country located at the eastern end of the Himalayas in South Asia, began commercial power generation from one of its two 63 MW Pelton turbines in February at the partially completed 126-MW Dagachhu hydroelectric facility. The plant’s first official meter reading indicated the unit was generating 14.3 MW. 

Indian “environmental clearance” pending for 20 hydroelectric projects totaling 11,000 MW


India’s Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar addressed questions from members of Parliament on March 11, with regard to plans for the development of 20 hydroelectric projects. The projects, awaiting environmental clearance from the State or Union territory Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), would have a total installed capacity of 11,000 MW. 

FERC seeks experts to serve on hydro licensing dispute resolution panels


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requests applications from resource experts to serve on hydropower licensing study dispute resolution panels as part of FERC's integrated licensing process. 

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CFE awards contract to Andritz for turbine rehab at 350-MW Temsacal hydroelectric plant


Mexican state utility Comision Federal de Electricidad (FCE) has awarded a contract to Andritz Hydro and Andritz Hydro GmbH for turbine rehabilitation at the 350-MW Temsacal hydropower project.

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