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Collection of articles related to hydropower technology from March-April 2014

Sediment Management for Rangit Dam in India


Rangit River, a major tributary of River Teesta, in the Eastern Himalaya supplies the 60 MW Rangit Hydro Power Station which was commissioned in February 2000 by NHPC. However, the river transports a large quantity of silt with its water during the monsoon months of May to September and during an incident in 2006 the project's powerhouse was flooded.

Andritz to outfit Norway's Lysebotn 2 hydropower project


Andritz Hydro has been awarded a US$55 million contract from utility Lyse Produksjon AS to supply electromechanical equipment for the Lysebotn 2 hydropower project.

Carnegie receives CEFC funds for wave energy unit development


Australia's Clean Energy Finance Corporation has provided a US$18.2 million five-year loan facility to Carnegie Wave Energy Limited, marking CEFC's first foray into wave energy investment.

U.S. seeks instream flow measurement to protect fish habitat in Idaho forests


The U.S. Forest Service seeks bids to perform hydrologic and aquatic resource measurement to help protect fish habitat on Forest Service lands in the Intermountain West.

Lockheed Martin begins work on AR1500 tidal energy turbines


Lockheed Martin has commenced work on a contract with tidal energy developer Atlantis Resources Ltd. that will see the global security and aerospace company provide optimization services for Atlantis' AR1500 turbine.

Australian wave energy developer completes capital raise


Bombora Wave Power has successfully closed its capital funding round, the Australian marine and hydrokinetics developer has announced.

Upgrade Improves Usefulness of FERC Notices on


Subscribers to the premium content portion of the website now can access email addresses for contacts at hydroelectric projects licensed or permitted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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.

U.S. seeks draft tube, scroll case hoist systems at 603-MW Ice Harbor, 810-MW Lower Monumental dams


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply new draft tube and scroll case personnel hoist systems at 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam and 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

Vietnam utility seeks bids to equip 7.5-MW Nam Pay hydro project


Vietnam's Northern Power Corp. seeks bids to supply turbine-generators and other equipment for the 7.5-MW Nam Pay hydroelectric project in Vietnam.

DOE announces opportunities for wave and tidal energy research funding


The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy has announced two funding programs aimed at strengthening America's wave and tidal energy industry.

U.S. seeks firms to supply gate roller chains for three hydro projects


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to fabricate and supply intake gate roller chains for three major hydroelectric projects on the Snake and Columbia rivers.

U.S. to seek design, replacement of gates at 80-MW Denison Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids for design-build replacement of three flood gates at the 80-MW Denison Dam hydroelectric project in Texas.

Voith wins contract for Zvornik hydropower project modernization


Voith has been awarded a US$90.16 million contract to provide extensive modernizations of Serbia's Zvornik hydropower project that will see the plant's output capacity increase from 96 MW to 124 MW.

OWA seeks abstracts for 2014 Power of Water Canada conference


The Ontario Waterpower Association has issued a call for abstracts in anticipation of OWA's annual Power of Water Canada conference.

FERC counsel comments to Senate panel on marine, hydrokinetic bill


A lawyer for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission commented to a Senate panel on a marine and hydrokinetic energy research bill and reviewed FERC's actions to promote development of hydrokinetic pilot projects.

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Research reports and study findings related to hydropower from March 2014

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Collection of articles related to hydropower technology from March 2014

A Model to Predict Juvenile Salmon Swim Paths


The relation between measured fish swim paths and flow field information can be represented by probability distributions. These distributions, together with a particle tracking algorithm, can be used to predict fish behavior under various flow conditions not only at the site where swim paths were measured but also at other locations.

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