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    U.S. seeks firms to replace generator-motor stators at 600-MW Carters Dam


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to manufacture replacement stator components at Carters Pumped-Storage facility, part of the 600-MW Carters Dam hydroelectric project in Georgia.

    NYPA releases annual report


    The 2013 Annual Report released by the New York Power Authority earlier this week reveals that the utility is in a strong financial position and a leading provider of low-cost electricity.

    New York Power Authority to relicense 1,160-MW pumped-storage hydro facility


    The New York Power Authority filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 10 a notice of a plan to seek a new license for the 1,160-MW Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Project.

    Canadian developer eyes Alberta pumped-storage hydropower projects


    Canadian company Turning Point Generation has announced its plan to develop an 80 MW to 150 MW pumped-storage hydropower project in Alberta.

    German utility seeks to upgrade pump-turbines, equipment at 1,050-MW Markersbach pumped-storage


    Vattenfall Europe Generation AG seeks bids for upgrade and repair of pump-turbines and other equipment of the 1,050-MW Markersbach pumped-storage project on Germany's Mittweida River.

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    Illwerke selects Alstom to supply generators, exciters for Obervermuntwerk 2 pumped-storage project


    Vorarlberger Illwerke AG has awarded Alstom a contract to supply two generators and exciters for the Obervermuntwerk 2 pumped-storage hydropower plant in Montafon, Austria.

    Philippines' DOE approves 200-MW Aklan pumped-storage plant


    The Philippine Department of Energy has approved a proposal from the Strategic Power Development Corp. for a 200 MW pumped-storage hydropower project in Aklan.

    Developer files FERC application for pumped-storage/solar power project


    Green Energy Storage Corp. applied Feb. 24 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a preliminary permit for the proposed Sacaton Pumped-Storage Project in Arizona, which would include both hydroelectric and solar power elements.

    FERC cancels permit for 1,000-MW Don Pedro Pumped-Storage project


    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has canceled the preliminary permit of a Symbiotics LLC affiliate to study development of the 1,000-MW Don Pedro Pumped-Storage project on California's Tuolumne River.

    Hydro Holdings LLC completes acquisition of 11 hydropower projects


    FirstEnergy Corp. has completed the sale of 11 hydropower projects to Harbor Hydro Holdings LLC, the Ohio-based power distributor said.

    Scottish Power mulls expansion to Cruachan pumped-storage hydropower plant


    European utility Scottish Power is considering a major expansion of its 440-MW Ben Cruachan pumped-storage hydroelectric plant.

    Voith to outfit two Austrian pumped-storage hydropower projects


    Utility company Vorarlberger Illwerke AG has awarded contracts to Voith Hydro to equip two pumped-storage hydropower projects in Montafon, Austria.

    Swan Lake pumped-storage project still in development


    Development of the proposed 1,000-MW Swan Lake North pumped-storage hydropower project is moving forward and still on target for a 2020 completion date.

    Nepal eyes first pumped-storage projects


    Nepal could be getting its first pumped-storage hydropower plants pending the results of a Department of Electricity Development study.

    Hydro Research Foundation accepting nominations for graduate-level scholarship program


    The U.S. Department of Energy's Golden Field Office has sponsored a grant to the Hydro Research Foundation for establishing and presenting the Hydro Research Awards Program to graduate-level students.

    Alstom announces contracts for Israel's Gilbao pumped-storage hydropower plant


    Alstom has signed several contracts with PSP Investment Ltd. to provide both equipment and operation & maintenance services for Israel's 300-MW Gilboa pumped-storage hydropower plant.

    Choosing Turbines for Low-Head Pumped-Storage Plants


    By Ales Skotak and Petr Stegner
    A comparison of Francis and Deriaz pump-turbine units for low-head applications indicates both can fulfill the wide operational range and power regulation requirements, but they differ in terms of implementation of the mechanical and electrical aspects.

    Looking forward to hydropower's future


    The turning of the year always invites both a retrospective and consideration of the future. A look at what the recent past can tell us about 2014 certainly suggests that we're heading for a year of successful development.

    Ukraine seeks lenders engineer for hydro program, turbine-generator rehab at 225-MW Kyiv, 651-MW Dnipro 1


    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invites expressions of interest to serve as lenders engineer to oversee rehabilitation of major hydroelectric projects in the Ukraine.

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