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Hydro foundation announces researchers

Hydro Research Foundation announces 2015 class of researchers

05/22/2015

The Hydro Research Foundation has released its list of researchers for 2015.

Wedding worries of a hydro F-i-L

05/22/2015

May 16, was the blessed day my son, Griffith, married his sweetheart, Brooke. Not only did I gain a daughter-in-law, my son’s bride gained a link to hydro -- well, so to speak. 

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Slovenia utility seeks refurbishment of 200-kW Goricane hydro project

05/22/2015

Slovenia hydropower utility Savske Elektrarne Ljubljana d.o.o. seeks bids for construction to refurbish the 200-kW Goricane hydropower project in Slovenia.

World Bank via AGLI uses US$1 billion to support hydroelectric projects

05/21/2015

The World Bank Group announced US$1 billion to support the African Great Lakes Initiative (AGLI) through various programs to help the countries in the region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) improve their health and education services, expand cross-border trade and finance hydroelectric projects. 

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Vandals damage Lairg Dam in Scottish Highlands

05/21/2015

According to a report by Scottish television station STV, 18 boulders were dislodged from the base of Lairg Dam, in the Scottish Highlands, and placed in the water.

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Global hydroelectric power could double by 2050, WEC report says

05/21/2015

Global hydroelectric power capacity could double to 2,000 GW by 2050 or sooner, according to a report released this week by the World Energy Council.

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FERC proposes new start date for hydro license annual charges

05/21/2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proposes 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.

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Chinese consortium wins EPC contract for Pakistan's 720-MW Karot hydroelectric project

05/21/2015

A consortium that includes the Yangtze Three Gorges Technology & Economic Development Co. and China Machinery Engineering Corp. has been awarded a US$1.277 billion engineering, procurement and construction contract for Pakistan's 720-MW Karot hydropower plant.

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Wave energy developer Minesto establishes UK headquarters with Welsh funds

05/20/2015

The Welsh government has awarded US$14.45 million to marine energy developer Minesto as part of its European Regional Development Fund.

Trinity Hydropower Project

U.S. seeks intake refurbishment, extends call for generator rewinds at 140-MW Trinity hydro project

05/20/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids for intake mechanical equipment refurbishing and gate shaft refurbishing at the 140-MW Trinity hydroelectric project on the Trinity River in California.

“Ebola-free” Liberia resumes US$230 million rehabilitation project at 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric facility

05/20/2015

Rehabilitation and upgrade work was suspended at the 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric facility near Monrovia, Liberia, on the Saint Paul River in early August 2014, following the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 4,600 people.  

Dam Safety & Security

05/20/2015

Collection of articles covering safety and security of dams and civil structures

Tarbela Hydropower Project

Pakistan seeks power swing control for 3,480-MW Tarbela Dam, electrical equipment for 1,410-MW Tarbela 4

05/20/2015

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply compressors for controlling a power swing phenomenon of turbines at the 3,480-MW Tarbela Dam hydroelectric project on the Indus River.

R&D Forum

05/20/2015

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower

Marine Hydrokinetics

05/20/2015

News related to the marine hydrokinetics industry in North America for May 2015

Canadian Spotlight

05/20/2015

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada

Tech Briefs

05/20/2015

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology

An Approach Developed for Fatigue LIfe Estimation of Penstock Tie Rods

05/19/2015

Additional inspection methodologies are now available for use in the hydroelectric industry resulting from a study on tie rod threaded connections' fatigue life performed in penstock bifurcations at Hoover Dam.

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Brazil's Aneel to auction operating concessions for 6 GW-worth of hydroelectric power capacity

05/19/2015

Brazilian power regulator Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletricqa (Aneel) has announced it will hold an auction in September for six lots of hydropower plants totaling close to 6 GW of cumulative generating capacity.

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U.S. seeks firms for bio-statistical services to fish passage program

05/19/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to provide bio-statistical services to its Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program in the Pacific Northwest.

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