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Knight Piesold wins OPIC contract for Casecnan Dam safety assessment

07/07/2014

The U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corp. (OPIC) has awarded a US$14,900 contract to Knight Piesold to assess potential dam safety issues at the 150-MW Casecnan Dam in the Philippines.

MHK is hydro...and here to stay

07/03/2014

The research and development happening in the marine hydrokinetic (MHK) sector is incredibly exciting. We see marine hydrokinetics as an important new sector of the hydro industry, in which professionals use the mechanical power of water in multiple ways to generate electricity.

BC Hydro seeks stakeholder services for large projects

07/03/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to provide stakeholder engagement services when required for its large infrastructure projects in British Columbia.

Baden-Wurttemberg official visits Voith to learn more about pumped-storage capabilities

07/03/2014

A study commissioned by Voith Hydro is prompting German officials to consider pumped-storage hydroelectric power as an important means of short-term energy storage.

Enjoying our independence

07/03/2014

Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, is an important holiday here in the U.S. We commemorate our freedom, achieved through the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, from the former rule of our country by Great Britain.

Gambia River agency seeks technical assistance for hydro-based energy project

07/03/2014

The Gambia River development agency invites expressions of interest from consultants to provide technical assistance for implementation of its hydropower-based energy project.

First Nations, CEBC sign agreement for small hydro development in British Columbia

07/03/2014

A memorandum of understanding signed this past week sets up an agreement between BC First Nations and the Clean Energy Association of BC (CEBC) to cooperate in developing British Columbia's renewable sector, including hydroelectric power.

U.S. seeks refurbishment of cooling water systems at 140-MW Trinity hydro project

07/02/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to rebuild the cooling water strainers used in the generator and bearing cooling water systems at the 140-MW Trinity hydroelectric project on the Trinity River in California.

FWEE invites public to learn more about hydropower projects with geocaching

07/02/2014

The Foundation for Water & Energy Education is offering a new program to help encourage the public to learn about hydroelectric power projects within America's Pacific Northwest.

Nepal seeks feasibility review, design for 300-MW Dudhkoshi hydro project

07/02/2014

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) invites expressions of interest from consultants to review the feasibility study and perform detailed design and other tasks for the 300-MW Dudhkoshi hydroelectric project in Nepal.

Developer submits EIS for 110-MW Oco 2010 hydropower project

07/02/2014

Developer Ocona Hydro has filed an environmental impact assessment with Peru's Ministerio de Energia y Minas for the development of a 110 MW hydropower project.

FERC relicenses 336-MW Cabin Creek Pumped-Storage, issues two more licenses in May

07/02/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission relicensed the 336-MW Cabin Creek Pumped-Storage project, issued original licenses for small projects in New York and Idaho, and received applications for two more projects in Alaska and Oregon during May.

Black Rock Tidal releases details for Bay of Fundy ocean power project

07/02/2014

German marine propulsion manufacturer Schottel has announced details of a 2.5 MW ocean power demonstration berth its subsidiary Black Rock Tidal Power, Inc. plans to install in Canada's Bay of Fundy.

Monitoring Suspended Sediment and Turbine Efficiency

07/01/2014

Sediment in the water passing through hydro turbines can have a significant effect on unit efficiency. The authors undertook a research project to better understand the interactions between suspended sediment, turbine wear and unit efficiency.

Big Efforts for Small Hydro at Choloma Project

07/01/2014

An innovative, collaborative effort combines six rivers, six intakes, one steel tank and a powerhouse to create the 9.7 MW Choloma hydroelectric project in Guatemala.

Rehabilitation of Turbines at the Ohakuri Hydro Power Station

07/01/2014

Turbine rehabilitation at the 112 MW Ohakuri Hydro Power Station in New Zealand was owner Mighty River Power's most complex program of works of any it had previously performed.

Marine Hydrokinetics

07/01/2014

News related to the worldwide marine hydrokinetics industry from July-August 2014

Small Hydro

07/01/2014

The latest news on global small hydroelectric facilities from July-August 2014

Tech Notes

07/01/2014

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology from July-August 2014

U.S. seeks firms for electrical equipment replacement at 525-MW Libby Dam

07/01/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms capable of replacing electrical distribution equipment at 525-MW Libby Dam and powerhouse on the Kootenai River in Montana.


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