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U.S. seeks bids to refurbish, paint tainter gates at 340-MW Bull Shoals Dam

07/28/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to refurbish and paint tainter gates at 340-MW Bull Shoals Dam on Arkansas' White River.  

Seattle City Light completes rewinding of unit at Boundary Dam hydropower project

07/28/2014

Unit 53 is back in operation at Seattle City Light's 1,003-MW Boundary Dam hydropower project, the northewestern utility reported.

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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.

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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.

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African bank seeks feasibility studies of three small hydro projects in Liberia

07/23/2014

The African Development Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform feasibility studies of three mini- or small hydropower projects in Liberia.

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Voith Hydro displays new StreamDiver hydro turbine at HydroVision International 2014

07/22/2014

Technology and equipment manufacturer Voith Hydro is exhibiting a number of its environmentally-friendly hydropower innovations at HydroVision International 2014, which is currently taking place in Nashville, Tenn.

Computational Tools to Assess Turbine Biological Performance

07/21/2014

To help ensure the safety of fish passing through the new turbines at 912-MW Priest Rapids, Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County is employing the BioPA method to analyze the biological performance of proposed designs - and to choose an improved one for this facility.

Back to our Roots: The Return of an Old Friend for Turbine Bearing Rehab

07/21/2014

When faced with the need for an efficient bearing solution for the 242-MW Osage hydropower plant, Ameren sought an option that would extend bearing life and found bearings made of lignum vitae wood fit the bill.

NERC CIP Version 5: Impact to Hydro Owners and Operators

07/21/2014

The new Version 5 of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards must be implemented by all hydroelectric project owners and operators. Depending on the classification of your systems, significant work may be needed.

Lift System Letting You Down? Troubleshooting Problems

07/21/2014

The high-pressure jacking oil system on a hydrodynamic bearing is an often-overlooked component that can cause bearing problems if not properly inspected and maintained.

Oh How Far We've Come!

07/21/2014

As HydroVision International, the world's largest hydropower event, celebrates 20 years, we take a look back to see how far it's come and learn some of the factors that have contributed to its success.

R&D Forum

07/21/2014

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower for July 2014

Tech Briefs

07/21/2014

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology from July 2014

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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.

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Canada utility seeks intake gates installation for 47-MW Ladore hydro project

07/18/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to install replacement intake gates at the 47-MW Ladore hydroelectric project on the Campbell River in British Columbia.

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Flow Science earns industry honor

07/17/2014

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling software developer Flow Science has been named a recipient of a 2014 Venture Acceleration Fund award by Los Alamos National Security, LLC.

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Czech utility seeks turbine-generator overhaul at 120-MW Lipno 1 hydro project

07/16/2014

Czech utility CEZ a.s. seeks bids for mechanical overhaul of turbine-generator TG1 at the 120-MW Lipno 1 hydroelectric project on the Vlatava River in the Czech Republic.

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Kelcey Lajoie: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

07/16/2014

The Hydro Research Foundation is actively supporting graduate students to conduct research related to conventional and pumped storage hydropower. These students are funded through the Department of Energy’s Water Power Program and industry partners.

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U.S. seeks bids for switchyard upgrades at 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

07/16/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to upgrade the switchyard at the 320-MW Fort Randall hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota.

Hydro Currents

07/15/2014

The top hydroelectric power news for July 2014

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