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Metso to automate ocean-surge-based demo power plant in Portugal


Metso will develop and supply an automation system to AW-Energy Ltd.'s demo power plant, the first one in the world to generate electricity from the surge, a form of ocean energy, Metso announced.

Ocean Power Technologies gets US2.75 million in funding from Navy


Marine hydro firm Ocean Power Technologies Inc. announced that the U.S. Navy has awarded $2.75 million in additional funding to OPT for a second stage under its existing contract to provide an autonomous PowerBuoy wave energy conversion system for the Navy's near-coast anti-terrorism and maritime surveillance program.

Study: Hydropower Potential Could Create 1.4 million Jobs

10/01/2010 A comprehensive study by Navigant Consulting Inc. has identified significant untapped hydropower potential in the United States.

Marine hydro firm OPT announces wave energy grid connection completion


Ocean Power Technologies Inc. announced that it has completed the first-ever grid connection of a wave energy device in the United States at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii, in conjunction with the U.S. Navy.

U.S. awards grant for marine hydro manufacturing center in Maine


The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced that Washington County, Maine, will receive $1.4 million for the construction and rehabilitation of the Eastport Business Center and the establishment of the Maine Marine Energy Center, which will house companies that manufacture and assemble components used in marine hydropower.

SSE Renewables wins approval for Kildermorie small hydropower project


SSE Renewables, the renewable energy division of Scottish and Southern Energy, has won approval from Scottish ministers to develop a 7.5-MW hydroelectric power station at Kildermorie in Ross-shire, Scotland, SSE reported.

Marine Current Turbines, ESBI to develop tidal energy hydropower project


ESB International announced it has entered an agreement with tidal energy company Marine Current Turbines to develop the initial phase of a 100-MW tidal energy hydropower project off the Antrim coast in Northern Ireland.

Scottish First Minister unveils plans for hydropower, other renewable energy


Outlining his program for government, First Minister and Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond said legislation to reform state utility Scottish Water would be among 10 bills to be presented during the final session of the Scottish Parliament before next May's elections, local media reported.

Hydrovolts to develop hydrokinetic turbine for use in India


Hydrovolts Inc., a Seattle-based, small-scale hydropower company, announced it has received investment to develop a 25-kW hydrokinetic canal turbine for hydro-developer DLZ Corp., which is developing several hydropower projects in India.

DOE awards millions for marine and hydrokinetic energy technology


Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced selections for more than $37 million in funding to accelerate the technological and commercial readiness of emerging marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies, which seek to generate renewable electricity from the nation's oceans and free-flowing rivers and streams.

Wave Hub marine energy project installed off coast of England


The South West Regional Development Agency's Wave Hub marine energy project has been safely installed on the seabed following a delicate operation to lower the 12-ton hub into 55 meters of water, 16 kilometers offshore, project developers reported.

Marine hydropower firm Atlantis deploys tidal turbine at European Marine Energy Centre


Marine hydro firm Atlantis Resources Corporation announced it has successfully deployed its AK1000 tidal turbine - which Atlantis calls the world's largest rotor diameter tidal turbine - on its subsea berth at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney, Scotland.

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PPS to develop power conversion system for marine hydropower


New Jersey-based Princeton Power Systems, a manufacturer of advanced power conversion products and alternative energy systems, has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research contract from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. The project will involve the development of an advanced power conversion system to be used in commercial tidal, wave and related hydropower applications, PPS reported.

PG&E seeks funds for pumped-storage hydro project feasibility study


Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced it has filed a request with state regulators for funding to study the feasibility of building a pumped-storage hydro project in the Mokelumne River watershed in Amador County.

Marine hydropower test center EMEC completes expansion


The Orkney-based European Marine Energy Centre, a test center for commercial-scale wave and tidal energy hydropower devices, announced it has completed an expansion project, increasing its set of test sites from nine to 12.

FERC receives first pact for licensing a U.S. wave park, 1.5-MW Reedsport


Wave energy developer Ocean Power Technologies Inc. has filed a settlement agreement with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that outlines proposed terms for licensing the 1.5-MW Reedsport OPT Wave Park as the first commercial-scale wave power project in the United States.

Tidal energy device passes test, marine hydro firm Ocean Renewable Power says


Ocean Renewable Power Company, a Maine-based marine hydropower firm, announced that its Beta Power System has successfully generated grid-compatible power from tidal currents at its Cobscook Bay site in Eastport, Maine.

Marine hydro firm Hammerfest Strom awards tidal turbine construction contracts


ScottishPower Renewables' Managing Director Keith Anderson joined First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond in Oslo as Norway-based marine hydropower developer Hammerfest Strom announced contracts worth 4 million pounds (US$6.2 million) to construct the first of their advanced HS1000 tidal power turbines in Scotland.

Andritz acquires stake in tidal hydro firm Hammerfest Strom


International technology group Andritz has acquired a 33.3 percent stake in Norwegian tidal hydro specialist Hammerfest Strom AS, including its subsidiary, Hammerfest Strom UK Ltd, based Scotland, by means of a capital increase, Andritz Hydro reported.

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