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French hydro utility seeks rehabilitation of Balme de Rencurel Dam

02/11/2015

Electricite de France (EDF) seeks bids for reinforcement of Balme de Rencurel Dam in France by grout injections and other civil rehabilitation work.

NYPA hydroelectric power allocations key in spurring New York's economy

02/11/2015

The New York Power Authority's efforts to stimulate economic development through the allocation of low-cost hydroelectric power created or retained more than 18,500 jobs in 2014, the utility said.

Get a sneak peek into the world's largest hydroelectric power event

02/11/2015

The hydroelectric power sector is dynamic, and so is the world's largest event dedicated entirely to hydropower.

U.S. seeks HVAC upgrades for 402-MW Dworshak hydro project

02/11/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to upgrade the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system at the 402-MW Dworshak Dam hydroelectric project in Idaho.

Andritz, GE receive contract for 320-MW Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project

02/10/2015

A consortium that includes General Electric and Andritz Hydro has been selected by developer Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay PLC (TLSB) as the preferred bidder for the supply of electromechanical equipment for the proposed 320-MW Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon in Wales.

FERC authorizes 19 hydropower projects totaling 1,936.744 MW in 2014

02/10/2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued 19 hydropower licenses and exemptions in 2014, totaling 1,936.744 MW. It also received applications in the same period for 18 licenses and exemptions totaling 261 MW.

Federal budget proposal includes millions for U.S. hydroelectric power, dams

02/10/2015

President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2016 budget requests include a number of requests for both the Department of Energy and Bureau of Reclamation that could provide significant funding for conventional, pumped-storage, and marine and hydrokinetic hydroelectric power.

India’s National Mission on Small Hydro, rehabilitation and development of hydroelectric projects up to 25 MW

02/10/2015

In India, small hydroelectric projects up to 25 MW are the focus of a new joint initiative between federal and state governments and private sector groups to develop new generation facilities and rehabilitate and upgrade existing schemes. The details of the program were released last week in a draft of the National Mission on Small Hydro (NMSH), a document prepared by India’s Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE).  

Bank renews call for Tajikistan hydropower climate program for 126-MW Kayrakkum rehab project

02/10/2015

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invites expressions of interest from consulting firms to help utility Barki Tojik strengthen the climate resilience of Tajikistan's hydropower assets and operations.

Vattenfall liquidating wave energy joint venture

02/09/2015

Swedish utility Vattenfall and marine energy technology manufacturer Pelamis Wave Power have announced that they will liquidate a company formed to develop a project off Scotland's Shetland Islands.

Site preparation call extended again for BC Hydro's 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project

02/09/2015

Canadian utility BC Hydro further extended the deadline for bids to perform site preparation on the north bank of the Peace River for the proposed 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

Orenco Hydropower hires European representative

Pellettieri joins ORENCO Hydropower as European development manager

02/09/2015

Luciano Pellettieri will serve as European Business Development Manager for ORENCO Hydropower.

Corps seeks firms for hydropower electrical-mechanical engineering in eastern U.S.

02/09/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on small businesses able to perform electrical and mechanical architect-engineer services for hydropower and other projects in the Corps' Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.

Turkey's 10th Development Plan includes US$16 billion for hydroelectric power

02/06/2015

The Turkish government has allocated US$16 billion to developing the country's hydroelectric power sector through 2018, per Turkey's recently announced 10th Development Plan.

NHA Past Presidents' scholarship applications due February 16

02/06/2015

The deadline to submit an application for the National Hydropower Association's 2015 Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship program is approaching, with all submissions due Monday, February 16.

Inspector: FERC policies to protect sensitive grid information were 'severely lacking'

02/06/2015

The Energy Department's Office of Inspector General has issued a report concluding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission failed to adequately protect the security of electric grid vulnerability analyses to prevent them falling into the wrong hands.

Alstom teams up with Atlantium for invasive species prevention technology

02/06/2015

Global manufacturer Alstom has signed a bilateral agreement with Israel's Atlantium Technologies Ltd. to expand the use of an ultraviolet (UV) ray water treatment process in its hydropower equipment.

U.S. extends bidding for turbine cavitation repair at 58-MW Clarence Cannon Dam

02/06/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids for turbine cavitation repair at the 58-MW Clarence Cannon Dam hydroelectric project in northeast Missouri.

Is an apology always the right thing to do?

02/06/2015

I appreciate a good, heartfelt apology. I do. I feel it can go a long way toward smoothing over an injustice, even a perceived one. 

Transitions in Hydro-Quebec’s leadership and vacancy at a key managerial position signal change for the hydropower giant

02/06/2015

Two of Hydro-Quebec’s top leadership positions and a high-profile managerial assignment will each change. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President Thierry Vandal, Executive Vice President-Corporate Affairs and Secretary General Marie-José Nadeau and Georges Abiad, project manager of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), are transitioning away from the Canadian government-owned utility. 

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