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Water ruminations from a hydro mindset

03/27/2015

Is water, the fuel that powers hydroelectric generation, really free? 

NHA Annual Conference

NHA adds Rep. Tonko, White House adviser Dorgelo to annual conference keynote

03/27/2015

The National Hydropower Association is pleased to announce the addition of Congressman Paul Tonko and White House adviser Cristin Dorgelo as speakers during the upcoming NHA Annual Conference, making the event's opening plenary session a can't-miss opportunity.

BHEL contract for Rammam hydro project

Contract awarded to supply 120-MW Rammam Stage-III hydro plant in India

03/27/2015

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has been awarded a contract worth INR2.25 billion (US$36 million) to supply equipment for the 120-MW Rammam Stage-III hydro plant, being built in India’s West Bengal State.

Summersville Dam

U.S. issues new call for fixed cone valve for West Virginia's Summersville Dam

03/26/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a new call for bids to supply a fixed cone valve to Summersville Dam on the Gauley River in West Virginia. 

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Nigeria commits to developing hydroelectric power during World Water Day 2015 event

03/26/2015

An official from Nigeria's Ministry of Water Resources has said it will include or add hydroelectric power generating facilities to all existing and future dams within the country.

Hydropower flow control company Rodney Hunt

Rodney Hunt celebrates 175 years of hydropower flow control

03/26/2015

Rodney Hunt is celebrating 175 years of providing flow control systems for hydropower, dams and wastewater.

Warsak Hydropower Project

Pakistan seeks tendering agent for rehab of 243-MW Warsak hydro project

03/26/2015

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to serve as tendering agent for rehabilitation of the 243-MW Warsak hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Kabul River. 

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DOE, Army, Interior extend partnership for hydroelectric power development

03/25/2015

The U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of the Army for Civil Works have announced that the trio will extend their partnership to advance hydroelectric power development for an additional five years, extending an agreement that stems to March 2010.

Salmon study results

2014 record year for Columbia River salmon, concerns raised

03/25/2015

Salmon returns in the Columbia River, counted at Bonneville Dam, were the largest in 2014 than in any year since 1938, when fish counting began at the site, according to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.

Dworshak Hydropower Project

U.S. seeks oil filtration, circuit breakers for 402-MW Dworshak hydro project

03/25/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply oil filtration systems and circuit breakers for the 402-MW Dworshak Dam hydroelectric project in Idaho.

Proof for investors: Top 25 performing utilities include companies with hydroelectric facilities

03/25/2015

In 2013, according to published reports, a record US$36.6 billion in green bonds was issued as investors worldwide increasingly added utilities to their portfolios, utilities that also operate hydroelectric plants. Information released by SNL Financial indicates power and diversified utilities, some of which operate hydropower projects, rank amongst the top 25 most profitable companies that have utility operations by recurring earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) margin for 2014. 

Senegal River agency seeks study of its basin water resources program

03/25/2015

The multi-nation Senegal River management agency invites expressions of interest from consultants to study the impact of its program of integrated management of Senegal Basin water resources.

Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project

NEA forms committee to mediate worker strike at 456-MW Upper Tamakoshi hydropower plant

03/24/2015

Officials are hoping that talks mediated by a four-member committee will allow construction to resume on Nepal's 456-MW Upper Tamakoshi hydroelectric plant and end a strike that began earlier this month.

Vianden Pumped-Storage Hydropower Project

Voith awarded contract for 1,045-MW Vianden pumped-storage plant upgrades

03/24/2015

Equipment manufacturer Voith has been awarded a contract by owner Societe Electrique de l'Our S.A. to modernize four motor-generators at the 1,045-MW Vianden pumped-storage hydropower plant in Luxemburg.

U.S. further extends impeller replacement, stator rewind bidding at 314-MW Keys Pump-Generating hydro plant

03/24/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation further extended the deadline for bids to supply impeller replacements and stator rewinds at the 314-MW John W. Keys III Pump-Generating plant at Grand Coulee Dam.

EMEC collaboration gives wave and tidal energy tech developers free opportunity to test components

03/24/2015

A collaboration between the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is giving wave and tidal energy technology developers an opportunity to test their components for free.

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Malawi seeks environmental, social studies of 20-MW Chimgonda, 140-MW Mpatamanga hydro projects

03/24/2015

The government of Malawi invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform separate environmental and social assessments of the 20- to 50-MW Chimgonda and 140- to 310-MW Mpatamanga hydroelectric projects in Malawi.

Gulpur hydro project agreements signed

Agreements to advance development of 102-MW Gulpur hydroelectric plant in Pakistan

03/24/2015

Three agreements were signed last week that should advance development of the 102-MW Gulpur hydroelectric plant on the Poonch River in Pakistan.

Lower Monumental Dam

U.S. seeks bids for rewind, cavitation repair at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam

03/24/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for generator rewinds and turbine cavitation repairs at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

NordLink to bring Norwegian hydroelectric power to Germany

03/23/2015

Power technologies giant ABB Ltd. Has won orders worth about US$900 million to supply on-shore high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations and cable stations that will help connect Norwegian hydroelectric power to be transmitted to German consumers.

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