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New Hydro Development

Tunnel flood kills three at Vietnam's 38-MW Thuan Hoa hydropower plant

01/27/2015 Three Chinese workers were killed and another injured this past week whe...
Proposed Keeyask Generation Station

Bomb threat received at 650-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project work site

01/22/2015 A bomb threat called into the construction site of the 650-MW Keeyask hy...
IRENA reports on low renewable energy costs

Renewable costs (including hydro) competitive with fossil, report finds

01/22/2015 The cost to generate power from renewable sources (including hydro) has ...

Kenya seeks owner's engineer for construction of Mwache Dam

01/22/2015 The government of Kenya invites expressions of interest to serve as owne...

Lucid Energy's in-pipe hydropower plant begins operation in Portland

01/22/2015 A Portland Water Bureau pipeline is now generating hydroelectric power f...

TransAlta pulls proposal for 100-MW Dunvegan hydropower plant

01/21/2015 Canada's TransAlta has rescinded its application to build the 100-MW Dun...

Marine & Hydrokinetics (MHK)

DOE funds US$8 million for MHK “Holy Grail,” project conception ending in commercial viability

01/21/2015 About US$8 million is available in funding to spur innovation in next-ge...

Japan develops tidal energy as part of US$501 million project

01/02/2015 Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (N...

Alstom, GDF Suez selected for pilot Raz Blanchard tidal energy project

12/11/2014 Engineering company Alstom and French utility GDF Suez have been selecte...

NHA, OREC partner to create Marine Energy Council

12/09/2014 The National Hydropower Association and Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition...

FERC upholds Admiralty Inlet tidal project; developer might resume

12/09/2014 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has rejected challenges to the ...

Flow Science Inc. consults for Minerva Dynamics in virtual reality of marine hydrokinetics

12/08/2014 On Dec. 4, Flow Science Inc. announced it has an agreement with Minerva ...

Rehabilitation & Repair

U.S. seeks turbine cavitation repair at 58-MW Clarence Cannon Dam

01/27/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for turbine cavitation repai...

Canada utility extends call for crane, hoist services at B.C. hydropower projects

01/26/2015 Canadian utility BC Hydro has extended the deadline for applications for...

Canada utility seeks crane inspection, repair for Manitoba hydro projects

01/23/2015 Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids for crane and hoist inspectio...

Repairs to Nepal's 10-MW Sunkoshi hydropower plant estimated at more than US$2.4 million

01/22/2015 Repairs to the Nepal Electricity Authority's 10-MW Sunkoshi hydropower p...

Small Hydro

Jordan seeks pipeline, small hydro plant at Khaw Reservoir

01/27/2015 The Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ) invites applications for pre-qualifi...
Den of Airlie

Scotland moves forward on a 10-MW small hydroelectric project in Den of Arlie

01/19/2015 Development in Den of Airlie will move forward now that the Scottish Env...
Small hydro development in Colorado

Colorado receives $1.8 million to advance agricultural hydropower project development

01/19/2015 A $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture should help...

U.S. seeks firms for salmon study in area of 2.79-MW Warm Springs, Coyote Valley dams

01/19/2015 A U.S. fisheries agency seeks information on firms able to monitor salmo...

Pumped Storage Hydro

FERC receives permit application for seawater-powered Hawaii pumped-storage

01/21/2015 United Power Corp. has filed an application for a Federal Energy Regulat...
Awards for graduate-level hydro research

Hydro Research Foundation accepting applications to Hydro Research Awards Program

01/21/2015 The Hydro Research Foundation is again accepting applications for its Hy...
Saez to manage pumped-storage project

Saez promoted to area regional manager for New York’s 1,160-MW Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage project

12/31/2014 Brian Saez has been named new regional manager for Central New York, the...

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