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Significant changes proposed to Endangered Species Act criteria

05/16/2014

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service are proposing changes intended to improve implementation of the Endangered Species Act.

FERC denies small conduit designation for project on New York canal system

05/16/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has rejected a request to declare a proposed project on the New York State Barge Canal System to be a small conduit hydro project excluded from FERC jurisdiction.

Unit No. 1 back on line at Tajikistan's 670-MW Sangtuda 1

05/15/2014

Generating unit No. 1 at Tajikistan's Sangtuda 1 hydropower project is back in service following major repairs, operator OJSC Sangtudinskaya GES-1 has reported.

Mozambique seeks hydro-mechanical specialist for Corumana Dam expansion

05/15/2014

Mozambique invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve as hydro-mechanical specialist on a project to complete expansion of Corumana Dam on the Sabie River.

Units at Minnesota Power's 72-MW Thomson hydropower plant to be back on line soon

05/15/2014

Generation at Minnesota Power's 72-MW Thomson hydropower plant could resume early this summer, according to an update provided during the company's annual meeting of shareholders earlier this week.

U.S. seeks cavitation repair at 6,809-MW Grand Coulee, 428-MW Hungry Horse hydro projects

05/15/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids for turbine runner cavitation repair at the 6,809-MW Grand Coulee hydroelectric project in Washington and the 428-MW Hungry Horse hydro project in Montana.

World Bank provides financing for Georgia hydroelectric power, transmission development

05/15/2014

The World Bank has approved US$60 million in International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) financing that will be used to help develop Georgia's hydroelectric power sector.

Canadian News

05/15/2014

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada from May 2014

Industry News

05/15/2014

News on hydroelectric power, pumped storage and more for May 2014

Marine Hydrokinetics

05/15/2014

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

Lausanne awards contract for Lavey hydropower plant control system

05/14/2014

The city of Lausanne has awarded a US$1.2 million contract to Groupe E SA to expand and adapt the control system of Switzerland's 93-MW Lavey hydroelectric project.

U.S. seeks fixed cone valve for West Virginia's Summersville Dam

05/14/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply a fixed cone valve to Summersville Dam on the Gauley River in West Virginia.

Grant PUD releases initial report on Wanapum Dam fracture

05/14/2014

A mathematical error made during the pre-construction design of Wanapum Dam was the primary contributing factor in creating a spillway fracture discovered earlier this year, Grant County Public Utilities District said.

Kaukauna Utilities completes upgrade to Badger small hydroelectric plant

05/14/2014

Kaukauna Utilities marked the completion of an overhaul to its Badger small hydropower project earlier this week with a formal dedication ceremony.

U.S. seeks dam safety study of Philippines' 150-MW Casecnan Dam

05/14/2014

The U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corp. (OPIC) seeks proposals for an independent consultant to assess potential dam safety issues at 150-MW Casecnan Dam in the Philippines.

More than just one more meeting

05/13/2014

During the average week, I attend quite a few meetings. This week, I have 15 (admittedly, this is an abnormal week, I do not usually have quite so many meetings).

NYPA recognized for efforts in controlling greenhouse gases

05/13/2014

The New York Power Authority has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a Climate Change Award for its efforts to control and monitor greenhouse gas.

Marine hydrokinetics taking center stage

05/13/2014

As power generators across the world look toward renewable energies, the marine and hydrokinetic sector is quickly becoming an area of emphasis within the hydropower industry.

U.S. seeks firms to refurbish thrust bearing shoes at 810-MW Lower Monumental, 603-MW Ice Harbor dams

05/13/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to refurbish thrust bearing shoes at 810-MW Lower Monumental and 603-MW Ice Harbor dams on the Snake River in Washington.

Nautricity deploys tidal turbine at Scotland's EMEC

05/13/2014

Tidal energy developer Nautricity has deployed the first of its Contra Rotating Marine Turbine (CoRMaT) units at the European Marine Energy Centre in Scotland, moving the technology one step closer toward commercial viability.


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