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Waterpower can be harnessed without construction of a dam. Ocean waves and tides and hydrokinetic flows in rivers are the next horizon for new hydroelectric development.

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Department of Energy awards Princeton Power Systems hydropower program


New Jersey-based Princeton Power Systems has announced a new program award from the United States Department of Energy's Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program, under the Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Readiness Advancement fund.

Tidal energy firms named finalists for 1st International Tidal Energy Awards


Top tidal energy firms have been selected as finalists for the 1st ever International Tidal Energy Awards ceremony as part of the 4th International Tidal Energy Summit.

Marine hydro firm Aquamarine to study wave power potential in U.S.


A U.S. subsidiary of marine hydro firm Aquamarine Power has secured a grant to explore the potential of Oregon's coastline for electricity generation.

E.ON, ScottishPower Renewables to collaborate on wave power machine testing


Energy companies ScottishPower Renewables and E.ON announced that they have joined forces to trial two Pelamis wave power machines off Orkney.

Ocean Power Technologies, Mitsui sign contract for PowerBuoy development


Marine hydro firm Ocean Power Technologies Inc. announced that it has expanded its relationship with Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. with the signing of a new contract to develop OPT's PowerBuoy technology for its application in Japanese sea conditions.

Mobil report examines status, potential of UK marine energy


Mobil Industrial Lubricants has introduced a new report covering the current status and potential of the UK marine energy industry. The company introduced the report at the 32nd annual RenewableUK conference and exhibition, held Nov. 2-4, 2010, in Glasgow, Scotland.

PG&E no longer pursuing Humboldt WaveConnect ocean energy project


Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) is no longer pursuing development of the Humboldt WaveConnect pilot project off the coast of Humboldt County in northern California.

Proteus NP1000 tidal energy device ready for commercial deployment


England-based marine hydro firm Neptune Renewable Energy Ltd announced that it has successfully completed a series of rigorous in-water tests on the full-scale demonstrator of its Proteus NP1000 tidal stream power generator.

Energy from the ocean and tides starting to look promising


According to new research from IHS Emerging Energy Research, there are more than 45 wave and tidal prototypes expected to be ocean tested in 2010 and 2011 signaling that the ocean power industry may be set to take off over the next year.

UK's Wave Hub marine energy project plugged into national grid


The Wave Hub marine energy project off the Cornish coast has been plugged into the national grid for the first time as part of tests to convert wave power into electricity.

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Orkney-based EMEC (the European Marine Energy Centre), a testing complex for commercial-scale wave and tidal energy devices, has completed an expansion project. This expansion increased its suite of test sites from nine to 12.

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Toshiba Corp’s 80:20 joint venture with Chinese group Sinohydro Corp, Toshiba Hydro Power (Hangzhou) Co. Ltd. (THPC), says it has completed an expansion of its assembly and machining shop and the construction of an advanced hydraulic research laboratory.

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UK drops Severn tidal hydro project


A study found "no strategic case" for the Severn barrage project, said energy secretary Chris Huhne, who gave the green light for building eight nuclear plants in the same announcement.

DOE, other agencies offer funding for ocean energy research projects, including marine hydropower projects


The Department of Energy, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, and the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced eight joint research awards totaling nearly $5 million to support ocean energy, including marine hydropower.

Feasibility studies planned for tidal hydropower project in Argentina


The governor of the Argentine province of Santa Cruz has signed an agreement with representatives of Enarsa Energia and Gentersa to study the feasibility of installing a tidal power plant, according to a report in El Cronista Comercial.

Coalition plans webinar on paper about marine, hydrokinetic power and recreation


The Hydropower Reform Coalition, along with the National Park Service and Department of Energy, seeks feedback on a whitepaper that covers recreational issues related to marine and hydrokinetic energy technologies. The group will present the whitepaper in a webinar Oct. 27, 2010.

Hydrovolts, students partner for hydrokinetic energy development


A team from Seattle-based hydropower company Hydrovolts and students from the Harvard College Engineering Society (HCES) will collaborate to produce a variety of small, floating turbines that make renewable energy from water currents in canals and the ocean, Hydrovolts announced.

Marine technology firm Sea For Life introduces WEGA ocean energy device


Portugal-based marine research and development firm Sea for Life has introduced its WEGA (Wave Energy Gravitational Absorber) technology, which uses the movement of the waves to create power.

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