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OPT deploys marine hydrokinetic device off New Jersey coast


Ocean Power Technologies Inc. (OPT) announced today it has successfully deployed its PB40 PowerBuoy off the coast of New Jersey about 30 nautical miles southeast of New York City Harbor. Costs of the program are not immediately available, but the operational buoy will provide the company with key performance data to accelerate ongoing product commercialization and technology development efforts.  

Kelsey hydro project work

Manitoba Hydro extends call for head cover, hoist frame work at 250-MW Kelsey hydro project


Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to perform head cover repairs and hoist frame modifications at the 250-MW Kelsey hydroelectric project on the Nelson River in Manitoba.

Lund joins dams practice

Lund joins Gannett Fleming as a dams and hydraulics engineer


Guy S. Lund, P.E., is now principal engineer in Gannett Fleming’s Dams and Hydraulics Practice.

Samoa seeks construction of three mini-hydro projects


Samoa Electric Power Corp. (EPC) seeks bids for design and construction of three mini-hydropower projects totaling 810 kW on Upolu and Savai'i islands in Samoa. Bids are due August 31. 

Upper Lillooet hydro

Firefighters set up at temporarily out-of-service Upper Lillooet Hydro Project


BC Wildfire Service personnel have been using the project construction camp for the Upper Lillooet hydro project as a base to fight the so-called Boulder Creek Fire.

NHA opposes FERC plan for earlier start of hydro license annual charges


The National Hydropower Association has urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to abandon proposed new rules that would change the start date for assessment of annual charges on private hydropower licensees to two years from the date of license issuance. 

COER competition could help marine hydrokinetic development


A combination multi-agency team may have an affect on marine hydrokinetic energy development after winning a recent international competition for the Center for Ocean Energy Research (COER) Hydrodynamic Modeling Competition. 

Canada utility seeks switchgear for 180-MW Bridge River 1 hydro project


Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to replace generator switchgear at the 180-MW Bridge River 1 hydroelectric project in British Columbia. A site visit is scheduled Aug. 5, with bids due Aug. 28. 

Come on get happy


I recently took my daughters to see the Pixar movie Inside Out, so I’ve been thinking about feelings more than normal.

Dewey Lakes, River Mill and Prairie du Sac join Hydro Hall of Fame


Representatives for three facilities inducted into the Hydro Hall of Fame received their awards during HydroVision International 2015, held July 14-17 in Portland, Ore. 

ASDSO awards dam safety scholarship to South Carolina student


The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) has awarded its 2015-16 Senior Undergraduate Scholarship to Timothy Sabins, a senior at the University of South Carolina Honors College majoring in civil and environmental engineering.  

Cannonsville Dam leaking

Cannonsville Dam: Work being performed to repair leak at future hydro site


The New York City Department of Environmental Protection announced work is under way to repair Cannonsville Dam, which has been leaking muddy water.

Corps again seeks hydrographic surveying in central U.S.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again invites expressions of interest from firms to perform field surveys with automated hydrographic surveying capabilities, mainly in the Corps' St. Louis District.

Hydroelectric power represented well in new bipartisan Senate bill


Bipartisan energy legislation submitted to the U.S. Senate yesterday includes an extensive section that explicitly defines hydroelectric power as a renewable, while also improving on existing hydropower regulation.

Niger seeks management structure for 125-MW Kandadji Dam hydro project


The government of Niger invites expressions of interest to determine a management structure for the 125-MW Kandadji Dam hydroelectric project on the Niger River.

Corps awards contract for fixed cone valve for West Virginia's Summersville Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract worth $875,000 to Integrated 8(A) Solutions Inc. to supply a fixed cone valve for the Summersville Dam in West Virginia.

U.S. seeks tainter gates replacement at Illinois' Dresden Island Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply as many as four replacement tainter gates for Dresden Island Lock and Dam on the Illinois River.

NHPC transferred hydro projects

Four Indian hydro projects transferred to National Hydroelectric Power Corporation


The government of West Bengal in India has transferred ownership of four hydro projects with a combined capacity of 293 MW to National Hydroelectric Power Corporation, news agencies are reporting.

Pakistan seeks supervision of turbine-generator refurbishment at 1,000-MW Mangla hydro project


Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites expressions of interest from consultants for supervision of upgrade and refurbishment of six turbine-generators of the 1,000-MW Mangla Dam hydroelectric project. 

Cost estimates for 1,200-MW Punatsangchhu-1 hydroelectric project reach US$1.74 billion


India's Union Cabinet has approved cost revisions for its intergovernmental agreement with the Royal Government of Bhutan to implement the 1,200-MW Punatsangchhu-1 hydroelectric project on Bhutan's Punatsangchhu River.

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