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Peru seeks more studies of small and medium-sized hydro projects

11/13/2012

Peru's energy and mines ministry invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop socio-environmental studies for small and medium-sized hydropower projects in Peru.

Peru's potential for hydroelectric development strong, says report

11/07/2012

A recent study by industry and market analysis firm Frost & Sullivan says Peru has the third highest hydropower generating potential in South America, giving the country an opportunity to be a regional hub of electrical production.

Costa Rica seeks geologic risk analysis for 200-MW Savegre

11/07/2012

Costa Rica utility Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) seeks bids for geological and geotechnical risk analysis of the underground works of the 200-MW Savegre hydroelectric project proposed for Costa Rica's Savegre River.

Peru seeks studies of small and medium-sized hydro projects

11/06/2012

Peru's energy and mines ministry invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform technical and economic pre-feasibility studies of small and medium-sized hydropower projects in Peru.

BC Hydro seeks renewables projects on Haida Gwaii islands

11/06/2012

BC Hydro invites expressions of interest from potential developers of renewable energy projects, including hydropower, on Haida Gwaii in western British Columbia.

Lender seeks feasibility study of Rwanda's 3-MW Nyundo

11/05/2012

International lender Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a feasibility study of the 3-MW Nyundo hydroelectric project in Gakenke District of Rwanda's Northern Province.

Corps' aging hydroelectric infrastructure underfunded, new report says

11/02/2012

A report from the National Research Council's Committee on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources, Engineering and Planning concludes that the federal government is underfunding hydropower projects.

Tajikistan seeks consultants to advance 3,600-MW Rogun

11/01/2012

Tajikistan utility Barki Tojik invites expressions of interest from consultants for procurement and for construction of the 3,600-MW Rogun hydroelectric project on Tajikistan's Vakhsh River.

Testing and Validation of Hydro Turbine Shaft Seals

11/01/2012

Extending the performance envelope of turbine shaft seals in hydropower applications offers opportunities to reduce leakage and improve reliability.

Tech Notes

11/01/2012

New Hydro

11/01/2012

U.S. extends bidding for PIT tags for Pacific Northwest

10/31/2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to supply passive integrated transponder tags over three years for research by the Corps Northwestern Division's Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program.

New study suggests global hydroelectric capacity has significant room for growth

10/31/2012

U.S. seeks PIT tags for research program in Pacific Northwest

10/29/2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply passive integrated transponder tags over three years for research by the Corps Northwestern Division's Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program.

Nebraska utility looking to increase hydroelectric production

10/26/2012

The Nebraska Public Power District is paying the Colorado-based Applegate Group US$150,274 to analyze the potential for hydroelectric development in the Cornhusker State.

Corps releases final impact study for California's Isabella Dam

10/26/2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released its final environmental impact statement for the Isabella Dam on California's Kern River.

Bank seeks consultants to review plans for five Vietnam small hydros

10/25/2012

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) invites expressions of interest from consultants to review the detailed design of five small hydroelectric projects in Vietnam.

Ocean Power Technologies awarded contract to research Japanese applications

10/23/2012

Hydrokinetic power developer Ocean Power Technologies Inc. has received a US$900,000 contract from Japan's Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding to further develop its buoy generation system for application in Japanese sea conditions.

Report shows potential in Australia’s tidal hydropower development

10/18/2012

A recently published report by GlobalData shows that Australian tidal power development has the potential to produce four time’s the nation’s power needs.

Study shows potential for America's hydrokinetic sector

10/18/2012

A new report from energy market analyst GlobalData shows that collaborations in marine power technology development between the industrial and academic sectors in the U.S. are stronger than ever before.


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