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Rhode Island renewables legislation advances development, use of hydropower

10/15/2014

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed renewable energy legislation that includes provisions to advance regional development and use of hydropower.

U.S. aid agency again extends call for worldwide engineering work including hydropower

10/15/2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) again extended a call for information on small businesses able to provide design, construction supervision and other services for worldwide USAID projects including water resources work and hydroelectric dams.

IFC gains equity stake in Indonesia's 180-MW Asahan 1 hydropower project

10/15/2014

A US$280 million loan facility has given the International Finance Corporation a minority equity stake in energy producer Bajradaya Sentranusa (BDSN), supporting the operation of the 180-MW Asahan 1 hydropower project in Indonesia.

Dam safety work sought on plunge pool of Africa's Kariba Dam

10/14/2014

The European Development Fund invites applications for pre-qualification to perform dam safety work to reshape the plunge pool of Kariba Dam, site of three hydroelectric projects on the border of Zambia and Zimbabe.

MHK technology developer Minesto honored with WWL Orcelle Award

10/14/2014

Marine energy technology developer Minesto AB was honored as the 2014 recipient of the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) Orcelle Award at the Ocean Exchange's recent conference in Savannah, Ga.

Nepal seeks four-river basin plans including hydropower assessment

10/14/2014

The Nepal Water and Energy Commission Secretariat invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare basin plans for four rivers examining the availability of water resources for uses including hydropower.

Russian supplier installs final generator at 6,400-MW Sayano-Shushenskaya hydro project

10/14/2014

Russian equipment manufacturer Power Machines reports it completed installation of a final giant generator rotor at the 6,400-MW Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric project in Siberia.

U.S. seeks endangered species monitoring at American River hydro projects

10/14/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to perform spawning and stranding surveys of endangered steelhead affected by hydroelectric projects on the lower American River in California.

Corps officials witness model testing of new units for 135-MW Center Hill hydro project

10/14/2014

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials found a Voith Hydro scale model turbine met or exceeded their requirements for replacement hydropower turbines at 135-MW Center Hill Dam in Tennessee.

Canada utility seeks replacement of intake gate hoist at 33-MW Clowhom hydro project

10/13/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to replace an intake maintenance gate hoist at the 33-MW Clowhom hydroelectric project on the Clowhom River on the lower mainland of British Columbia.

U.S. Government actively promoting, providing funding for development of 4,500-MW hydro project in Pakistan

10/13/2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged US$200 million toward development of the 4,500-MW Diamer Basha Dam hydroelectric project in Pakistan.

Austria firms to sell stake in developer Energy Eastern Europe Hydro Power

10/13/2014

Vienna utility Wien Energie GmbH and its Austrian partners invite expressions of interest to purchase from 49 percent to 100 percent of Balkans hydropower developer Energy Eastern Europe Hydro Power GmbH.

U.S. stimulus money helps upgrade 8.5-MW Station 2 hydro project in New York

10/13/2014

The federal government has awarded $2.8 million in stimulus money to Rochester Gas & Electric Corp. for improvements at RG&E's 8.5-MW Station 2 hydroelectric project on New York's Genesee River.

U.S. extends bidding for stator replacement at 600-MW Carters Dam

10/13/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to manufacture replacement stator components at Carters Pumped-Storage facility, part of the 600-MW Carters Dam hydroelectric project in Georgia.

Formal opening set for Georgia's 87-MW Paravani hydroelectric project

10/13/2014

Energy officials from Georgia and Turkey were to be on hand for the formal opening of the 87-MW Paravani hydroelectric project, being completed by Turkey's Andalou Group on Georgia's Paravani River.

Marine Hydrokinetics

10/10/2014

News and updates on wave energy, tidal energy, and ocean energy

Small Hydro

10/10/2014

The latest news on global small hydroelectric facilities from September-October 2014

Tech Notes

10/10/2014

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology

Lessons Learned: Spurious SCADA

10/10/2014

George was annoyed. Almost every hydroelectric power project he had worked on over the past 20-odd years experienced problems with the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, always detected when the system was being commissioned.

Sri Lanka seeks construction supervision of 30.2-MW Moragolla hydropower project

10/10/2014

Sri Lanka's Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) invites expressions of interest to provide construction supervision for development of the 30.2-MW Moragolla hydropower project on Sri Lanka's Mahaweli River.

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