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Iberdrola modernizes 45 small hydro projects in Spain

09/05/2014

Spanish utility Iberdrola reports it has modernized 45 of its 92 small hydropower projects in Spain over the last three years.

French waterways agency seeks inspection of dams, reservoirs

08/28/2014

France's navigable waterways agency seeks bids for comprehensive technical inspections of dams, reservoirs and other structures on waterways in its northeastern territory in France.

Belgium region names Siemens for waterways, hydro system management

08/27/2014

The integrated hydrologic management agency of Belgium's Wallonia Region has awarded a contract to Siemens SA to provide and maintain operational tools to manage flows of waterways and the hydropower system in the region.

Bulgaria seeks consultant for hydro project rehabilitation program

08/21/2014

Bulgaria utility Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania EAD (NEK) invites expressions of interest from consultants for a program to rehabilitate major hydroelectric projects.

French dams operator seeks command control upgrade for 9-MW Naussac Dam

08/20/2014

Loire River dams owner Etablissement Public Loire (EPL) invites applications for pre-qualification to modernize the command control system of 9-MW Naussac Dam in France's Loire River Basin.

Fraunhofer model to help BPA fine-tune 22,000-MW Columbia Basin hydro operations

08/12/2014

Fraunhofer Institute of Germany said it has created a simulation and optimization model to help Bonneville Power Administration fine-tune operations of the 22,000-MW Columbia River hydropower system in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

GE unveils new hydro turbine monitoring and protection solution at HydroVision International 2014

07/24/2014

General Electric's Measurement & Control business launched its new Bently Nevada Advanced Distributed Architecture Platform Technology (ADAPT) 3701/46 Hydro Monitor earlier today at HydroVision International 2014 in Nashville, Tenn.

Canada utility seeks piezometric tests at Duncan Dam

07/24/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to perform piezometric response tests at Duncan Dam on the Kootenay River in British Columbia.

Parker Hannifin unveils "smart cylinder" for use in hydroelectric gates and governor

07/18/2014

Motion and control technologies manufacturer Parker Hannifin has announced a hydraulic cylinder equipped with its new "Intellinder" sensor that it will feature at the upcoming HydroVision International 2014 Conference and Exhibition.

Gambia River agency seeks construction supervision for 128-MW Sambangalou hydro project

07/11/2014

The Gambia River development agency invites expressions of interest from consulting engineers to provide construction monitoring and supervision of the 128-MW Sambangalou hydroelectric project and 1,677 kilometers of transmission lines in Africa's Gambia River Basin.

U.S. seeks temperature transmitters for 402-MW Dworshak hydro project

06/20/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply temperature transmitters for installation at the 402-MW Dworshak Dam hydroelectric project in Idaho.

Caverion wins Seitakorva hydropower project upgrade contract

06/12/2014

Finnish utility Kemijoki Oy has selected the Caverion Corporation to increase the capacity at its 110-MW Seitakorva hydropower plant.

U.S. seeks firms to install governors at 11 Northwest hydro plants

06/12/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to install new digital governors at 11 Corps hydroelectric projects in the Portland, Seattle and Walla Walla districts.

U.S. bumps O&M bidding another month for 14-MW Philpott hydro project

06/10/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers extended the bidding deadline nearly another month to provide operation and maintenance of the Corps' 14-MW Philpott hydroelectric project in Virginia.

French waterways agency extends bidding to refurbish Plancher-Bas Dam

05/20/2014

France's navigable waterways agency, Voies Navigables de France (VNF), has extended the deadline for bids to rehabilitate Plancher-Bas Dam on the Rahin River in France's Haute-Saone Department.

Alstom wins contract for Tysso 2 hydropower plant equipment

05/19/2014

Norwegian utility Statkraft has awarded a contract to Alstom to supply a new control systems and balance-of-plant equipment for the 180-MW Tysso 2 hydropower plant.

Lausanne awards contract for Lavey hydropower plant control system

05/14/2014

The city of Lausanne has awarded a US$1.2 million contract to Groupe E SA to expand and adapt the control system of Switzerland's 93-MW Lavey hydroelectric project.

Jensen wins contract to construct new diversion dam control structure at Saylorville Dam

05/12/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$9.29 million contract to Jensen Construction Co. to construct a new diversion dam control structure at Iowa's Saylorville Dam.

New control system on line at 6.8-GW Grand Coulee hydropower plant

04/24/2014

A new control system implemented by communications technology company Real-Time Innovations is now operational at the 6,809-MW Grand Coulee hydroelectric plant.

FERC sets conferences on critical infrastructure, system reliability

04/24/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued an agenda and discussion topics for a technical conference April 29 on Critical Infrastructure Protection issues.


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