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U.S. seeks dam safety study of Philippines' 150-MW Casecnan Dam

05/14/2014

The U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corp. (OPIC) seeks proposals for an independent consultant to assess potential dam safety issues at 150-MW Casecnan Dam in the Philippines.

More than just one more meeting

05/13/2014

During the average week, I attend quite a few meetings. This week, I have 15 (admittedly, this is an abnormal week, I do not usually have quite so many meetings).

NYPA recognized for efforts in controlling greenhouse gases

05/13/2014

The New York Power Authority has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a Climate Change Award for its efforts to control and monitor greenhouse gas.

Marine hydrokinetics taking center stage

05/13/2014

As power generators across the world look toward renewable energies, the marine and hydrokinetic sector is quickly becoming an area of emphasis within the hydropower industry.

U.S. seeks firms to refurbish thrust bearing shoes at 810-MW Lower Monumental, 603-MW Ice Harbor dams

05/13/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to refurbish thrust bearing shoes at 810-MW Lower Monumental and 603-MW Ice Harbor dams on the Snake River in Washington.

Nautricity deploys tidal turbine at Scotland's EMEC

05/13/2014

Tidal energy developer Nautricity has deployed the first of its Contra Rotating Marine Turbine (CoRMaT) units at the European Marine Energy Centre in Scotland, moving the technology one step closer toward commercial viability.

Benin seeks studies of three hydro projects on Oueme River

05/13/2014

The government of Benin invites expressions of interest from consultants to update feasibility studies and perform draft detailed studies of three hydroelectric projects on the Oueme River in Benin.

Yukon unveils long-term plan for hydroelectric power development

05/13/2014

The Yukon government has released a planning directive that calls for the comprehensive investigation of new large-scale hydroelectric power projects in the northwestern territory.

Corps extends registration for Little Rock District industry day for hydro, other work

05/12/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District has extended the deadline for registration to attend a fiscal year 2014 industry day to talk with contractors about work on its facilities and hydropower projects.

Jensen wins contract to construct new diversion dam control structure at Saylorville Dam

05/12/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$9.29 million contract to Jensen Construction Co. to construct a new diversion dam control structure at Iowa's Saylorville Dam.

India state extends qualifying to build 300-MW Lakhwar hydro project

05/12/2014

State utility Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (UJVNL) has extended the deadline for applications for pre-qualification to construct the 300-MW Lakhwar multi-purpose hydroelectric project on the Yamuna River in India's Uttarakhand State.

Australian hydroelectric power operator names new CEO

05/12/2014

Australian utility Pacific Hydro has named Michael Fuge as the company's new CEO, effective in early July 2014.

EdgeTech unveils new underwater surveying tool

05/12/2014

A new bathymetry system from underwater technology developer EdgeTech allowed the company to map Canada's St. John's Harbor in less than three hours.

Hydroelectric power strong for Alstom in FY 2013-14

05/09/2014

Amidst uncertainty about the company's future, Fiscal Year 2013/14 results announced earlier this week by global conglomerate Alstom reveal a strong performance by in the hydroelectric power market.

U.S. seeks wicket gates for 3.4-MW Boise Diversion Dam hydro plant

05/09/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to supply replacement wicket gates for the 3.4-MW Boise Diversion Dam on Idaho's Boise River.

Duke Energy watching Brazil as droughts continue to affect hydroelectric power

05/09/2014

United States-based Duke Energy is keeping a close eye on its Brazilian hydroelectric power assets in anticipation of potential energy rationing, CEO Lynn Good said earlier this week.

Argentina seeks hydropower inventory of Iruya, Pescado rivers

05/09/2014

Argentina's federal planning ministry invites expressions of interest to study the hydropower potential of the Iruya and Pescado rivers, tributaries of the Bermejo River in northern Argentina.

Chippis hydropower plant celebrating rehab with public tours

05/09/2014

Swiss energy company Alpiq is opening the doors of its Navizence hydropower project to the public to celebrate the completion of a four-year rehabilitation.

Hydroelectric power, other renewables forecast to grow, EIA report says

05/08/2014

A report released this week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration projects national growth amongst renewables -- including hydroelectric power -- in coming decades.

European utility Vattenfall names new CEO

05/08/2014

European utility Vattenfall has named Magnus Hall as its new President and CEO, effective October 1 of this year.


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