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Vietnam seeks grid link from 260-MW Trung Son hydro project

04/14/2014

Northern Vietnam Power Projects Management Board seeks bids for civil construction and for equipment to complete a 220-kilovolt transmission line to connect the 260-MW Trung Son hydroelectric project to Vietnam's national power system.

Workforce replacement, retention coming to the forefront

04/14/2014

For those who might have missed the January issue of Hydro Review magazine, there's a fantastic -- albeit alarming -- study presented by two research associates from Washington State University's Energy Program that details the decline in the Pacific Northwest's electric power workforce.

Hydro Hall of Fame extends 2014 nomination deadline

04/14/2014

The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines have extended the call for nominations for the Hydro Hall of Fame to April 25, 2014.

U.S. seeks concrete demolition, replacement at 517.8-MW Garrison Dam

04/14/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for demolition and replacement of spillway chute slab and stilling basin concrete as well as joint and subdrain repairs at 517.8-MW Garrison Dam on the Missouri River in North Dakota.

New York Power Authority to relicense 1,160-MW pumped-storage hydro facility

04/11/2014

The New York Power Authority filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 10 a notice of a plan to seek a new license for the 1,160-MW Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Project.

Inspector general orders FERC to restrict sensitive power system information

04/11/2014

Citing lapses in control of sensitive power system information, the Energy Department's Office of Inspector General has ordered the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to take immediate steps to protect national security information pertaining to the bulk power system, which in some cases includes hydroelectric facilities.

Race Tidal announces 300 MW ocean power array near Alderney

04/11/2014

OpenHydro and Alderney Renewable Energy have signed a joint venture that will see the companies develop a 300 MW tidal energy array off the coast of Alderney in the English Channel.

U.S. extends bidding for fall protection upgrade at 1,780-MW Dalles Dam

04/11/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to upgrade the fall protection system at 1,780-MW Dalles Dam on the Columbia River.

EIB increases loan for 20-MW Vranduk hydroelectric plant

04/11/2014

The European Investment Bank has approved a US$52 million loan to Bosnian utility Elektroprivreda BiH (EPBiH) for the construction of the 20-MW Vranduk hydropower project.

Alstom recognized for work on China's Xiangjiaba hydropower plant

04/10/2014

International hydro technology manufacturer Alstom was awarded an Excellent Supplier award by the China Three Gorges Corporation in recognition of its work on the Xiangjiaba hydropower project.

Canada utility qualifies civil works constructors for 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project

04/10/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro invites applications for qualification to construct the main civil works of the 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

Brookfield Renewable completes acquisition of 417-MW Safe Harbor hydropower plant

04/10/2014

Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. and its institutional partners have completed their acquisition of the 417-MW Safe Harbor hydropower plant.

Organizations teaming up for marine energy research in France's Basse-Normandie region

04/10/2014

Officials from West Normandy Marine Energy (WNME) and the Regional Mission for Innovation (MIRIADE) have signed an agreement that establishes a new marine and hydrokinetics research network in France's Basse-Normandie region.

Bulgaria renews call for supervision to refurbish 700-kW Studena Dam

04/10/2014

Bulgaria's Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works (MRDPW) invites expressions of interest from consultants to supervise rehabilitation construction of 700-kW Studena Dam.

Grant PUD narrows causes of Wanapum Dam fracture

04/10/2014

The foundation below Wanapum Dam was not a factor in creating the fracture on the structure's pier monolith No. 4, Grant County Public Utilities District has determined.

NYPA selects contractors for work at Niagara hydropower project

04/09/2014

The New York Power Authority has awarded a pair of contracts worth US$20 million for work on the company's Niagara hydropower project.

U.S. seeks design, replacement of gates at 80-MW Denison Dam

04/09/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for design-build replacement of three flood gates at the 80-MW Denison Dam hydroelectric project in Texas.

Financiers agree to Indonesian small hydropower investment strategy

04/09/2014

Financial groups Mandiri Investment Management and Armstrong Asset Management have entered into a co-investment strategy that will emphasize small hydroelectric power development in Indonesia.

Rep. McMorris Rodgers to be honored, speak at upcoming NHA conference

04/09/2014

The National Hydropower Association has announced Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will be honored as one of the organization's Legislators of the Year for her advocacy of hydroelectric power.

Malawi seeks design for rehabilitation of Kamuzu Dam, evaluation for Kamuzu Dam 2

04/09/2014

The government of Malawi invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform detailed design and bid preparation for rehabilitation and raising of Kamuzu Dam as well as dam evaluation for Kamuzu Dam 2.


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