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University opens marine energy research facility

06/06/2014

University of Edinburgh officials have inaugurated a giant wave tank designed to test marine energy devices.

U.S. to seek water facilities operation after Elwha River dams' removal

06/06/2014

The National Park Service plans to seek 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.

Gilkes breaks ground on 900-kW Kames small hydro project

06/05/2014

Work has begun on the 900-kW Kames small hydropower project along the eastern short of Loch Awe in Argyll and Bute.

Albania seeks supervision for rehabilitation of 11 dams

06/05/2014

Albania's Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration invites expressions of interest from consultants to supervise rehabilitation and modernization of 11 dams in Albania's Drin-Buna and Semani river basins.

Wave energy developer wins research grant

06/05/2014

Australian ocean energy developer Perpetuwave Power Pty Ltd. has received a US$105,000 grant to test its "Wave Harvester" technology in southeast England.

22-MW Jamie Creek hydropower plant begins commercial operation

06/05/2014

Renewable energy developer Boralex has commissioned its 22-MW Jamie Creek hydroelectric plant.

U.S. agency seeks bids to review license studies of 600-MW Susitna-Watana hydro project

06/04/2014

The National Marine Fisheries Service seeks bids to assist the agency in review of fisheries and aquatic studies for the proposed 600-MW Susitna-Watana hydroelectric project on Alaska's upper Susitna River.

Kiewit, HCMS to be featured in HydroVision International Exhibitor Showcases

06/04/2014

Now in its 20th year, the world's largest hydroelectric power event is pleased to feature two companies as part of a special Exhibiter Showcase at HydroVision International 2014 in Nashville, Tenn.

Alstom wins contract for Finland hydropower project modernization

06/04/2014

Project operator Lansi-Suomen Voima Oy has awarded a contract to equipment manufacturer Alstom to provide retrofit and upgrade services at its 72-MW Harjavalta hydropower plant in Finland.

Developer asks to surrender FERC license for first U.S. wave power project, 1.5-MW Reedsport

06/04/2014

Citing financial and regulatory challenges, Ocean Power Technologies Inc. has applied to surrender the license for its 1.5-MW Reedsport OPT Wave Park, the first commercial-scale wave power project to be licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Scottish Renewables calls for UK pumped-storage development

06/04/2014

European trade organization Scottish Renewables has announced a call for a new body intended to examine the potential of pumped-storage hydroelectric power within the United Kingdom.

O&M bidding further extended by U.S. for 14-MW Philpott hydro project

06/04/2014

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

Pakistan seeks bids to develop 350-MW Athmuqam, 132-MW Rajdhani hydro projects

06/03/2014

Pakistan's Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) seeks bids to develop the 350-MW Athmuqam and 132-MW Rajdhani hydropower projects in Pakistan.

Bank lends funding for Bolivia's Palillada, Umapalca hydropower plants

06/03/2014

Financing from the Banco Central de Bolivia will help pay for a hydroelectric power complex in Inquisivi province that will add close to 200 MW of additional capacity to Bolivia's grid.

U.S. seeks dam safety site stabilization at 270-MW Wolf Creek Dam

06/03/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for dam safety site stabilization work at 270-MW Wolf Creek Dam in Kentucky.

Korean companies sign MOU for hydropower project development

06/03/2014

Asian firms Daelim, Korea Midland Power (KOMIPO) and Lotte Engineering & Construction have signed a memorandum of understanding for the development of hydropower projects in Pakistan and Indonesia.

Burundi seeks procurement consultants for 31.5-MW Jiji, 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydro projects

06/03/2014

Burundi's water and electric utility invites expressions of interest from consultants to carry out procurement for development of the 31.5-MW Jiji and 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydroelectric projects in Burundi's Bururi Province.

Deadline for PennWell Wall of Honor sponsorships, nominations is June 24

06/02/2014

The PennWell Corporation is proud to once again feature the Wall of Honor as a prominent part of all its 2014 North America Power Events.

Luebke to lead Bureau of Reclamation's Technical Service Center

06/02/2014

Bureau of Reclamation Acting Commissioner Lowell Pimley has named Tom Luebke, P.E., as Director of Reclamation’s Technical Service Center, effective today.

 

U.S. extends bidding for cavitation repair at 6,809-MW Grand Coulee, 428-MW Hungry Horse

06/02/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for 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.


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