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New Hydro Development

Kerr joins hydropower team of HDR

HDR adds Kerr to Pacific Northwest hydropower team

12/22/2014 Jim Kerr has joined HDR as senior hydro-mechanical engineer in the consu...
Georgia

Sakartvelos Banki invests US$45 million in Georgia’s hydroelectric future

12/22/2014 Sakartvelos Banki (Bank of Georgia) announced it is investing US$45 mill...

World News

12/19/2014 News on the global hydroelectric industry from November-December 2014

12 workers rescued at Vietnam's Da Dan-Da Chomo hydropower plant

12/19/2014 A dozen workers trapped inside a collapsed tunnel at the Da Dang-Da Chom...

Senate approval of two bills could benefit America's hydroelectric power sector

12/17/2014 Legislative movement in Congress this week could benefit the United Stat...

B.C. government approves 1,100-MW Site C hydropower project

12/17/2014 British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has approved BC Hydro's plans for...

Marine & Hydrokinetics (MHK)

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 ...
Tribute forms marine hydrokinetics company

New tidal energy company established to develop projects in Canada

12/05/2014 A new company, named International Marine Energy Inc., has been establis...
FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility

FloWave, Scottish marine hydrokinetics facility earns “Green” accolade

12/01/2014 A university marine hydrokinetics (MHK) facility earned Best Innovation ...

Rehabilitation & Repair

Dams & Civil Structures

12/22/2014 The latest news on dams and civil structures from November-December 2014

Effects of Increased Solar and Wind Energy on Hydro Plant Operation

12/19/2014 In many countries, needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have led to ...

U.S. seeks spillway gate maintenance at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam

12/19/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform spillway gate lif...
Parts needed for 100-MW Naghlu hydroelectric

Afghans seek spare parts, consumables for 100-MW Naghlu hydro project

12/18/2014 Afghanistan national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) seeks...

Small Hydro

Small Hydro

12/19/2014 The latest news on global small hydroelectric facilities from November-D...

Harnessing the Hydropower Potential of an Irrigation Network in Japan

12/19/2014 The addition of hydropower generating capacity to an irrigation network ...
Gravity Renewables appoints new VP

Dollard appointed VP at small hydro developer Gravity Renewables

12/12/2014 Jonathan Dollard, P.E., is now vice president of engineering with Gravit...

Method for Assessing and Selecting New Small Hydro Technology

12/05/2014 With significant development potential available at small run-of-river s...

Pumped Storage Hydro

FERC refuses to extend PG&E permit to study up to 1,200-MW Mokelumne Pumped-Storage

12/22/2014 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has rejected a request by Pacif...

Sticky Wickets: Modifying Operation of a Pumped-Storage Project

12/05/2014 Installation of two pumped-storage turbines at Salt River Project's (SRP...

A (Potentially) Bright Future for Pumped Storage in the U.S.

12/05/2014 There is a lot of potential for pumped-storage development in the U.S. W...

Hydro Industry Financials

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