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U.S. seeks generator model validation testing at nine Corps hydro projects

02/27/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform generator model validation testing at nine Corps hydroelectric projects in Oklahoma and Texas.

Commisioning of turbines at Brazil's 3,750-MW Jirau nearing halfway point

02/27/2015

Nearly half of the 50 turbine units at Brazil's 3,750-MW Jirau hydropower project have been commissioned, according to a report released this week by operator GDF Suez SA of France.

Hydro Research Foundation announces New Pathways for Hydropower report

02/27/2015

The Hydro Research Foundation has released a new report, called New Pathways for Hydropower: Getting Hydropower Built -- What Does It Take?

Venezuela seeks substation upgrade, switchyard for 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

02/27/2015

Venezuela's national utility seeks bids to modernize and expand a substation, construct a new switchyard and modernize transmission lines for the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project.

Gravity Renewables acquires New York's 3.5-MW Stillwater hydropower project

02/27/2015

Small hydro developer Gravity Renewables has completed the acquisition of the 3.5-MW Stillwater hydropower plant on New York's Hudson River.

U.S. extends call for fish passage design for Washington's Mud Mountain Dam

02/26/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for expressions of interest from firms to develop plans and specifications for construction of fish passage at the Corps' Mud Mountain Dam, a flood control structure on Washington's White River.

World Bank’s US$100 million credit to Myanmar continues hydroelectric infrastructure development in Irrawaddy River Basin

02/26/2015

Some of the 20 planned hydropower plants for Myanmar (formerly Burma), which is located in South East Asia, will be constructed within the Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady in Burmese) River Basin, according to the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Electric Power (MOEP). Myanmar has numerous hydroelectric projects in development, but last December it received a US$100 million credit from the World Bank’s International Development Association after forming administrative apparatus in the public, private and scientific sectors to manage and develop the Irrawaddy River Basin.  

Mauritius seeks dam design experts for three dam construction projects

02/26/2015

The government of Mauritius invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve on an independent panel of experts to advise on development, construction and expansion of three dams on the Indian Ocean island.

Norway's Statkraft moves to take majority interest in Chilean hydropower company

02/26/2015

European energy producer Statkraft has agreed to purchase a majority stake in Chilean hydropower company Empresa Electrica Pilmaiquen S.A.

Calcagno, Gloschat join Gannett Fleming’s security team

02/26/2015

Gannett Fleming announces two additions to its Security and Safety Services Team: Frank Calcagno, Jr., and Joachim A. Gloschat, Jr.

Tajikistan seeks design, procurement, construction of 3,600-MW Rogun hydroelectric project

02/26/2015

The agency developing Tajikistan's 3,600-MW Rogun hydroelectric project invites expressions of interest in the design, procurement and construction of Rogun on Tajikistan's Vakhsh River.

Tidal energy turbine manufacturer Tocardo acquires Swanturbines

02/26/2015

Hydrokinetic technology developer Tocardo Tidal Turbines has reached an agreement to acquire Swanturbines Intellectual Property, the Dutch company announced this week.

U.S. extends bidding for unit circuit breakers at 2,078-MW Hoover Dam

02/26/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation has extended bidding for unit circuit breakers and associated equipment for 2,078-MW Hoover Dam in Arizona and Nevada.

Sea lions: The definition of operant behavior

02/25/2015

Reading about a proposed bill making it legal to use lethal force to remove sea lions at Bonneville Dam brought me full circle in my career as a journalist covering the hydroelectric power industry. 

Reorganization takes place at Canadian utility BC Hydro

02/25/2015

The chief executive officer of BC Hydro, Jessica McDonald, has reorganized the company’s executive team, creating new business units and promoting former Executive Vice President Chris O’Riley to deputy CEO. This is according to reports by multiple Canadian news sources. 

Canada utility seeks turbine welding for three hydro projects

02/25/2015

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to perform turbine welding at three hydroelectric projects in British Columbia.

Cube Hydro acquires 10 small hydroelectric projects from Harbor Hydro

02/25/2015

Renewables developer Cube Hydro Partners LLC has acquired a 100% interest in 10 run-of-river hydroelectric projects from Harbor Hydro LLC, the New York-based company reported.

Nepal extends deadline for design, supervision of 335-MW Upper Arun, 30-MW Ikhuwa Khola hydro projects

02/25/2015

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has extended the deadline for expressions of interest to provide detailed engineering design and construction supervision of the 335-MW Upper Arun and 30-MW Ikhuwa Khola hydropower projects.

World Bank releases Alstom from debarment

02/25/2015

The World Bank Group has removed Alstom SA from debarment after the bank's Integrity Compliance Office determined the company fulfilled conditions for its release.

U.S. sets site visit, extends bidding for 86.4-MW Blue Mesa rewinds, excitation for three hydro projects

02/23/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled a site visit and extended bidding bids to rewind two generators at the 86.4-MW Blue Mesa hydropower plant and to supply excitation systems for Blue Mesa and two other hydro plants in the 1,747.184-MW Colorado River Storage Project.

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