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    U.S. again extends bid date for turbine runner replacement at 80-MW Denison Dam


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again extended the deadline for bids to replace two turbine runners at the 80-MW Denison Dam hydroelectric project in Texas.

    Funding approved for new Pakistani hydroelectric training center


    Officials from the French Development Agency, the European Union and the French government have signed an agreement to establish a hydroelectric training center in Pakistan.

    Liberia seeks substation, transmission lines for 60- to 80-MW Mount Coffee hydro project


    The government of Liberia seeks bids to construct a substation and transmission lines for the 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric project in Liberia.

    NHA accepting nominations for Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship program


    The National Hydropower Association is now accepting nominations for its Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship program.

    Bids extended again to replace fire-damaged electrical equipment at 1,125-MW Grand Coulee Right Power Plant


    The Bureau of Reclamation further extended the deadline for bids to replace fire-damaged electrical equipment at the 1,125-MW Grand Coulee Right Power Plant in Washington.

    NorthWestern Energy files to acquire 11 hydropower plants


    Utility company NorthWestern Energy has submitted a formal request to the Montana Public Service Commission for the purchase of 11 hydroelectric power projects and related assets from PPL Montana.

    Bhutan seeks feasibility studies of three hydropower project sites


    Bhutan's Ministry of Economic Affairs invites expressions of interest in performing pre-feasibility studies of three hydropower project sites in Bhutan.

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    Choosing Turbines for Low-Head Pumped-Storage Plants


    By Ales Skotak and Petr Stegner
    A comparison of Francis and Deriaz pump-turbine units for low-head applications indicates both can fulfill the wide operational range and power regulation requirements, but they differ in terms of implementation of the mechanical and electrical aspects.

    Assessing Options for Managing Sediment during Design of Sambor Dam


    By George W. Annandale, Prakash Kaini and Jennifer Patterson
    When it comes to passing sediment downstream, proper dam design can make a significant difference. The authors present an alternative design for Sambor Dam in Cambodia that could create a sustainable reservoir with more than 70% of its capacity

    Itaipu Binacional Trains a New Generation of Operators


    By Fernando Menezes, Carlos Vergara, Marco Amarilla and Henrique Ribeiro
    To retain knowledge and pass it on to the next generation of operators of its 14,000 MW Itaipu plant, Itaipu Binacional uses a comprehensive training program that consists of classroom lectures, simulations and practical testing.

    Africa's Hydropower Future


    By David Appleyard
    A gradual process of development has started yielding results for African hydropower, with a swathe of international hydro and associated power export projects under way or planned.

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    Looking forward to hydropower's future


    The turning of the year always invites both a retrospective and consideration of the future. A look at what the recent past can tell us about 2014 certainly suggests that we're heading for a year of successful development.

    Corps grants $9.5 million contract for civil works projects in Ohio


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted a $9.5 million contract for architect-engineer services to Woolpert Inc.

    Corps seeks dam safety, flood reduction, navigation engineers


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites expressions of interest from architect-engineering firms with expertise in dam safety, flood damage reduction, and navigation and waterways to support Corps work in the continental United States. Responses are due Jan. 31.

    Thirteen things I learned in 2013


    Well, it has arrived. The end of the year is here, or will be in 10 hours or so. I find Dec. 31 to be a fun day to people watch. You see people gorging on candy and sweets and guzzling their body weight in champagne, which usually tells me that they are making a New Year’s resolution to eat better and maybe join a gym…again. Then there are the others that pretend it’s any other day, planning on being in bed by 10 and looking forward to a day off in the middle of the week.

    Two contracts awarded for work at John Day Dam and hydroelectric facility


    Ross-Brandt Electric Inc. and J.E. McAmis Inc. have won contracts with a total value of more than $2.6 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform work at John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

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