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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 stator rewinds at the 314-MW John W. Keys III Pump-Generating plant at Grand Coulee Dam.

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 unit has received 3 million pounds (US$4.8 million) in private funding for initial work at the 49.9-MW Glyn Rhonwy Pumped-Storage project near Llanberis in Wales.

How Advanced Pumped-Storage Technologies Contribute to the System

09/26/2014

Pumped-storage technologies are ideally suited to support integration of variable renewables.

RusHydro completes stabilization work on 840-MW Zagorskaya 2 pumped-storage plant

09/24/2014

Russian energy giant JSC RusHydro has completed stabilization work on the Zagorskaya 2 pumped-storage plant.

Voith wins award for Lam Ta Khong pumped-storage plant expansion

09/19/2014

The Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand has awarded a contract worth US$64.3 million to Voith Hydro to supply electro-mechanical equipment for an expansion of the 500-MW Lam Ta Khong pumped-storage hydropower plant.

Bank seeks study update of proposed 680-MW Bistrica Pumped-Storage project

09/03/2014

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform updated market and financial studies for the 680-MW Bistrica Pumped-Storage project proposed for Serbia's Uvac River.

Duke files to relicense 876.6-MW Keowee-Toxaway hydro project

08/28/2014

Duke Energy filed an application Aug. 27 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking to relicense its 867.6-MW Keowee-Toxaway hydroelectric project in South Carolina and North Carolina.

FERC licenses 400-MW Iowa Hill pumped-storage as part of California hydro project

08/20/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has authorized construction of the 400-MW Iowa Hill pumped-storage development as part of relicensing the 637.3-MW Upper American River hydroelectric project in California.

FERC draft EIS backs relicensing three Susquehanna River hydro projects

08/13/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff has issued a draft environmental impact statement recommending the relicensing of three hydroelectric projects totaling 1,394.41 MW on the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

HydroVision International 2014 Attendee Choice Awards announced

08/11/2014

The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines announced the HydroVision International 2014 Attendee Choice Award recipients during the recent event's closing luncheon.

California utility celebrates 30th year of 1,212-MW Helms Pumped-Storage

08/05/2014

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is celebrating the 30th birthday in August of the 1,212-MW Helms Pumped-Storage project on North Fork Kings River in California.

Hawaii developer to seek EPC contractors for pumped-storage project

08/04/2014

Paniolo Power Co. LLC plans to issue a request for qualifications in September seeking an engineering-procurement-construction contractor to develop a pumped-storage hydroelectric project on Parker Ranch in Hawaii.

FERC 1,300-MW licensing in June is year's largest capacity increase

07/31/2014

The licensing of a single hydro project in June, the 1,300-MW Eagle Mountain Pumped-Storage project, is the largest capacity increase approved so far this year by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Eagle Mountain pumped-storage hydropower plant integral for California, GEI Consultants says

07/28/2014

With pumped-storage hydroelectric power being a key topic of national interest, the HydroVision International 2014 Conference and Exhibition gave decision makers an opportunity to interact with companies developing projects with an increasingly prominent role in America's grid system.

Raising of California's San Vicente Dam complete

07/18/2014

The San Diego County Water Authority has completed a raise of the San Vicente Dam, adding 152,000 acre-feet of water storage capacity to the reservoir.

EIB provides loan for Austrian pumped-storage hydropower project

07/10/2014

Austria's state-owned utility Illwerke AG has received a US$381 million loan from the European Investment Bank to support construction of the Obervermuntwerk 2 pumped-storage hydropower project according to a contract signed in Bregenz.

Hawaiian co-op expresses interest in small hydro, pumped-storage projects

07/09/2014

Power generated by a new Gay & Robinson Inc. small hydropower project on Lauai's Olokele Ditch will be purchased by the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, according to a tentative agreement from the co-op's board of directors.

Indonesia seeks pump-turbines, generators for 1,040-MW Upper Cisokan pumped-storage

07/07/2014

Indonesia utility PT PLN Persero invites applications for pre-qualification to supply pump-turbines, generator-motors and auxiliary equipment for the 1,040-MW Upper Cisokan pumped-storage hydroelectric project in Indonesia.

Baden-Wurttemberg official visits Voith to learn more about pumped-storage capabilities

07/03/2014

A study commissioned by Voith Hydro is prompting German officials to consider pumped-storage hydroelectric power as an important means of short-term energy storage.

FERC relicenses 336-MW Cabin Creek Pumped-Storage, issues two more licenses in May

07/02/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission relicensed the 336-MW Cabin Creek Pumped-Storage project, issued original licenses for small projects in New York and Idaho, and received applications for two more projects in Alaska and Oregon during May.


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