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New Hydro Development

Canada developer certifies commercial operation of 195-MW Forrest Kerr hydro project

10/23/2014 Canada's AltaGas Ltd. announced its 195-MW Forrest Kerr hydropower proje...
PTFE Bearing

Reversible PTFE thrust bearing commissioned at OPG plant, a first in North America

10/22/2014 This month, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) commissioned the first succes...
Mozambique

Mozambique approves negotiations for 1,000-MW Chemba hydro project

10/22/2014 Mozambique's Council of Ministers has approved a resolution authorizing ...

Ameren Missouri 20-year plan includes adding 28 MW of hydropower

10/21/2014 Although dominated by additions of wind power and natural-gas-fired gene...

U.S. seeks engineering review of Pakistan's 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydro project

10/20/2014 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks bids to perf...
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On the road in Canada

10/19/2014 There are a number of reasons I'm very much excited about sitting here a...

Marine & Hydrokinetics (MHK)

Schottel completes full-scale test of marine turbine in Strangford Lough

10/23/2014 German marine propulsion manufacturer Schottel has announced successful ...

Prudential to invest in U.K.'s 320-MW Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay power project

10/21/2014 Insurer and financial services firm Prudential has agreed to become a &q...
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Aquamarine Power Ltd. hires new CEO and dives into hydro technology deployment

10/21/2014 Aquamarine Power Ltd. continues its development of new hydro technology ...

MHK technology developer Minesto honored with WWL Orcelle Award

10/14/2014 Marine energy technology developer Minesto AB was honored as the 2014 re...

Increased study requirements, loss of DOE backing end Admiralty Inlet tidal pilot project

10/10/2014 Snohomish County Public Utility District announced it is abandoning plan...

Alstom unveils updated Oceade tidal turbine

10/02/2014 Improvements make Alstom's new Oceade tidal stream turbine more efficien...

Rehabilitation & Repair

Missouri firm to refurbish, paint tainter gates at Arkansas' 340-MW Bull Shoals Dam

10/24/2014 Hartman-Walsh Painting Co. has received a $3.8 million contract to refur...

Venezuela extends call for engineering to upgrade 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

10/24/2014 Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) has ex...

Venezuela names Dongfang to refurbish six units at 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

10/24/2014 Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) has aw...

Finland firm to provide automation, electrical work to upgrade 72-MW Harjavalta hydro project

10/23/2014 Project operator Lansi-Suomen Voima Oy has awarded a contract to equipme...

Small Hydro

Gravity Renewables, Skidmore College partner for hydroelectric power deal

10/20/2014 Small hydroelectric power developer Gravity Renewables Inc. has partnere...

U.S. stimulus money helps upgrade 8.5-MW Station 2 hydro project in New York

10/13/2014 The federal government has awarded $2.8 million in stimulus money to Roc...

Small Hydro

10/10/2014 The latest news on global small hydroelectric facilities from September-...

Burkina Faso seeks siltation study of 16-MW Bagre Dam hydropower project

10/09/2014 The government of Burkina Faso invites expressions of interest to study ...

Pumped Storage Hydro

FERC orders renew plans for pumped storage in California, Ohio

10/16/2014 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has ruled in two pumped-storage...

U.S. seeks impeller replacements, stator rewinds at 314-MW Keys Pump-Generating hydro plant

09/30/2014 The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to supply impeller replacements and...

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

09/29/2014 Wales developer Quarry Battery Co. announced its Snowdonia Pumped Hydro ...


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