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Haiti seeks instrumentation for 54-MW Peligre, Canneau dams


Haiti's agriculture ministry seeks bids to supply gages and monitoring instrumentation at the 54-MW Peligre Dam hydroelectric project and at Canneau Dam on Haiti's Artibonite River.

Wales developer wins funding for initial work at 49.4-MW Glyn Rhonwy Pumped-Storage


Wales developer Quarry Battery Co. announced its Snowdonia Pumped Hydro unit has received 3 million pounds (US$4.8 million) in private funding for initial work at the 49.9-MW Glyn Rhonwy Pumped-Storage project near Llanberis in Wales.

Gilkes completes work on 700-kW Neaty micro hydro plant


The 700-kW Neaty micro hydroelectric project is now in operation, according to equipment supplier Gilkes Energy.

Welsh capital seeks 400-kW Radyr Weir hydro project for 19th century weir


The City of Cardiff Council invites expressions of interest to construct the 400-kW Radyr Weir hydropower project utilizing a 19th century weir owned by the Welsh capital city.

Sue Nee Tan: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation


The Hydro Research Foundation is actively supporting graduate students to conduct research related to conventional and pumped storage hydropower. These students are funded through the Department of Energy’s Water Power Program and industry partners.

Dam Safety and Security


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

R&D Forum


Research reports and study findings related to hydropower

Marine Hydrokinetics


News related to the marine hydrokinetics industry in North America for September 2014

Canadian Spotlight


The latest hydropower industry news from Canada

Tech Briefs


Collection of articles related to hydropower technology

How Advanced Pumped-Storage Technologies Contribute to the System


Pumped-storage technologies are ideally suited to support integration of variable renewables.

Ranking Options: A Simple Way to Identify Priorities


How to prioritize multiple organizational objectives to allocate human and financial resources

U.S. again extends deadline for circuit breakers, transformers at 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again extended the deadline for bids to replace main unit circuit breakers and instrument transformers at the First Powerhouse of 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam in Oregon and Washington.

Brazil authorizes operation of 373.3-MW Santo Antonio do Jari hydro project


Brazil's energy regulator has authorized commercial operation of the first unit of the 373.3-MW Santo Antonio do Jari hydro project on Brazil's Jari River.

Defining and Implementing Shoreline and Recreation Management Goals


Managing multiple challenges with regard to shoreline and recreation management

Cameroon seeks construction of 30-MW hydro plant at Lom Pangar Dam


Cameroon utility Electricity Development Corp. (EDC) invites applications for pre-qualification to construct the 30-MW hydroelectric plant at Lom Pangar Dam, which is being built on Cameroon's Sanaga River.

Area hydro projects shut down, endangered by California fire


Several hydropower projects in California's Sierra Nevada shut down temporarily due to danger from a giant California wildfire but no major damage was reported to hydro facilities.

No Ordinary Fish Tale: Design-Build of a New Powerhouse for Lower Baker


Adding a new 30-MW powerhouse at Lower Baker to improve fish passage

What's Hot in Underwater Work at Dams and Hydro Plants


Divers and ROVs: A cost-effective solution when performing underwater work

How Canada Deals with Dam Safety Issues


Canada's push toward the use of a risk-informed approach to dam safety

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