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Alstom completes acquisition of Rolls-Royce ocean energy developer

01/31/2013

Alstom Power has completed its acquisition of marine power technology developer Tidal Generation Limited (TGL) from Rolls-Royce PLC, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Alstom tidal turbine

Alstom completes acquisition of Rolls-Royce ocean energy developer

01/31/2013

Alstom Power has completed its acquisition of marine power technology developer Tidal Generation Limited (TGL) from Rolls-Royce PLC, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Ontario Waterpower Association releases guide to advance environmental protection measures for hydro development

01/31/2013

The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) has completed a best practices guide to assist hydropower project developers in mitigating environmental impact issues during development.

Ontario Waterpower Association releases guide to advance environmental protection measures for hydro development

01/31/2013

The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) has completed a best practices guide to assist hydropower project developers in mitigating environmental impact issues during development.

Hydrokinetic energy

Ocean energy projects developing on and off America's shores

01/30/2013

Take a moment to think about where your electricity comes from and what comes to mind? Perhaps natural gas pipelines and railcars filled with coal -- or maybe solar farms spread across acres of land. Adding to this mix is a newcomer to the field. With advancements in technologies, Americans will soon be able to tap into energy derived from the ocean.

Hydrokinetic energy

Ocean energy projects developing on and off America's shores

01/30/2013

Take a moment to think about where your electricity comes from and what comes to mind? Perhaps natural gas pipelines and railcars filled with coal -- or maybe solar farms spread across acres of land. Adding to this mix is a newcomer to the field. With advancements in technologies, Americans will soon be able to tap into energy derived from the ocean.

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Flow Science announces upgrades to hydro research software

01/28/2013

Flow Science, Inc. has released an update to its FLOW-3D computational fluid dynamics software, further enhancing the program's value in hydroelectric power project design, the company said.

Flow Science Logo

Flow Science announces upgrades to hydro research software

01/28/2013

Flow Science, Inc. has released an update to its FLOW-3D computational fluid dynamics software, further enhancing the program's value in hydroelectric power project design, the company said.

Pacific Marine Energy Center

First utility-scale wave energy testing center to be built in Oregon

01/25/2013

The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, or NNMREC, which is based at Oregon State University, has chosen Newport, Ore., as the future site of the first utility-scale, grid-connected wave energy test site in the United States – the Pacific Marine Energy Center.

Pacific Marine Energy Center

First utility-scale wave energy testing center to be built in Oregon

01/25/2013

The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, or NNMREC, which is based at Oregon State University, has chosen Newport, Ore., as the future site of the first utility-scale, grid-connected wave energy test site in the United States – the Pacific Marine Energy Center.

Uganda seeks geotechnical consultants for 4.36-MW Nyagak 3 mini hydro project

01/24/2013

Uganda Electricity Generation Co. Ltd. (UEGCL) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform geological and topological studies for the proposed 4.36-MW Nyagak 3 mini-hydropower project in Uganda.

Uganda seeks geotechnical consultants for 4.36-MW Nyagak 3 mini hydro project

01/24/2013

Uganda Electricity Generation Co. Ltd. (UEGCL) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform geological and topological studies for the proposed 4.36-MW Nyagak 3 mini-hydropower project in Uganda.

Muskrat Falls Hydro Project

New study supports 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric plant as least-cost option

01/17/2013

A study released this week from the Nova Scotia government said electricity purchased from the 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric plant could cost more than US$408 million less than energy imported from Quebec.

Muskrat Falls Hydro Project

New study supports 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric plant as least-cost option

01/17/2013

A study released this week from the Nova Scotia government said electricity purchased from the 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric plant could cost more than US$408 million less than energy imported from Quebec.

PIT tag monitor installers sought for 810-MW Lower Granite fish studies

01/17/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on small businesses able to install a system in a spillway of 810-MW Lower Granite Dam to monitor passive integrated transponder tags in migrating fish.

PIT tag monitor installers sought for 810-MW Lower Granite fish studies

01/17/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on small businesses able to install a system in a spillway of 810-MW Lower Granite Dam to monitor passive integrated transponder tags in migrating fish.

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Conelec selects Astec to perform hydro project inventory

01/17/2013

Ecuador's state electricity authority, Consejo Nacional de Electricidad (Conelec) has awarded a contract to Astec Asesoria Tecnica Cia. Ltda. to perform inventory studies for 10 new hydro projects.

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Conelec selects Astec to perform hydro project inventory

01/17/2013

Ecuador's state electricity authority, Consejo Nacional de Electricidad (Conelec) has awarded a contract to Astec Asesoria Tecnica Cia. Ltda. to perform inventory studies for 10 new hydro projects.

Indonesia seeks consultants to prepare dam safety plans

01/14/2013

The government of Indonesia invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare emergency action plans for 24 dams.

Indonesia seeks consultants to prepare dam safety plans

01/14/2013

The government of Indonesia invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare emergency action plans for 24 dams.

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