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U.S. seeks machinery, control, lighting rehab at Lower St. Anthony Falls Dam

05/21/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to replace central control station electrical equipment at its Lower St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam in Minneapolis.

World's first community-owned tidal turbine on line in Scotland

05/21/2014

A 30 kW tidal turbine installed in the Bluemull Sound in Shetland is now generating power, making it the world's first community-owned unit to produce electricity.

U.S. seeks firms for turbine cavitation repair at 58-MW Clarence Cannon Dam

05/21/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform turbine cavitation repair at the 58-MW Clarence Cannon Dam hydroelectric project in northeast Missouri.

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.

Tech Briefs

05/20/2014

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology from May 2014

R&D Forum

05/20/2014

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower from May 2014

Identifying a Guide Bearing Rub Using Vibration Analysis

05/20/2014

When commissioning a hydro unit, proper use of vibration monitoring can help identify problems such as a rub on the guide bearings. Catching issues early can allow the problem to be fixed quickly, preventing units from operating inefficiently and limiting unplanned outages.

Hydro Currents

05/20/2014

The top hydroelectric power news for May 2014

Testing to Improve Fish Passage through the Ice Harbor Turbines

05/20/2014

Substantial efforts are under way at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 603-MW Ice Harbor hydropower project in Washington State to improve survival of juvenile salmon and steelhead passing through the turbines.

Haiti extends call for engineering, supervision to refurbish 2.65-MW Drouet hydro project

05/19/2014

Electricite d'Haiti (EDH) has extended the deadline for expressions of interest to perform engineering studies and project supervision for rehabilitation of the 2.65-MW Drouet hydroelectric project in the community of Saint-Marc, Haiti.

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.

Unit No. 1 back on line at Tajikistan's 670-MW Sangtuda 1

05/15/2014

Generating unit No. 1 at Tajikistan's Sangtuda 1 hydropower project is back in service following major repairs, operator OJSC Sangtudinskaya GES-1 has reported.

Mozambique seeks hydro-mechanical specialist for Corumana Dam expansion

05/15/2014

Mozambique invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve as hydro-mechanical specialist on a project to complete expansion of Corumana Dam on the Sabie River.

Units at Minnesota Power's 72-MW Thomson hydropower plant to be back on line soon

05/15/2014

Generation at Minnesota Power's 72-MW Thomson hydropower plant could resume early this summer, according to an update provided during the company's annual meeting of shareholders earlier this week.

U.S. seeks cavitation repair at 6,809-MW Grand Coulee, 428-MW Hungry Horse hydro projects

05/15/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids for turbine runner cavitation repair at the 6,809-MW Grand Coulee hydroelectric project in Washington and the 428-MW Hungry Horse hydro project in Montana.

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.

U.S. seeks fixed cone valve for West Virginia's Summersville Dam

05/14/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply a fixed cone valve to Summersville Dam on the Gauley River in West Virginia.

Kaukauna Utilities completes upgrade to Badger small hydroelectric plant

05/14/2014

Kaukauna Utilities marked the completion of an overhaul to its Badger small hydropower project earlier this week with a formal dedication ceremony.

More than just one more meeting

05/13/2014

During the average week, I attend quite a few meetings. This week, I have 15 (admittedly, this is an abnormal week, I do not usually have quite so many meetings).

Marine hydrokinetics taking center stage

05/13/2014

As power generators across the world look toward renewable energies, the marine and hydrokinetic sector is quickly becoming an area of emphasis within the hydropower industry.

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