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Pakistan seeks survey, design of transmission for 4,320-MW Dasu

11/28/2012

Pakistan's National Transmission and Dispatch Co. (NTDC) invites expressions of interest to perform geotechnical investigations, route mapping, and engineering design of transmission lines to interconnect the 4,320-MW Dasu hydroelectric project to be built on the Indus River in Pakistan. 

Minesto launching next round of ocean power tests soon

11/27/2012

Hydrokinetic energy company Minesto will soon begin a new round of testing with its "Deep Green" technology, HydroWorld.com has learned.


Costa Rica seeks study of ocean energy potential

11/27/2012

Government utility Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) seeks bids from consultants to determine Costa Rica's ocean energy potential for electricity generation.

Eco Wave Power, Ocean University of China teaming up for hydrokinetic development

11/26/2012

Hydrokinetic energy company Eco Wave Power and the Ocean University of China have signed a memorandum of understanding that could see the first commercial-scale implementation of EWP technologies.

Burundi seeks studies of 32-MW Jiji, 17-MW Mulembwe

11/20/2012

Burundi's water and electric utility invites expressions of interest from firms to perform environmental and social impact studies of the proposed 32-MW Jiji and 17-MW Mulembwe hydroelectric projects and a related transmission line in Burundi's Bururi Province.

Reclamation awards contract for work in five northwestern states

11/20/2012

Pacific Geomatic Services Inc. has won a US$2 million contract for surveying services related to Bureau of Reclamation water resources facilities in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana and Wyoming.

EA opens new office in Ann Arbor

11/19/2012

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology Inc. has announced the opening of a new office in Ann Arbor.

Bank seeks consultant for Laos hydro developers working group

11/15/2012

The World Bank's International Finance Corp. (IFC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to facilitate a Hydropower Developers Working Group in Laos.

Normandeau Associates wins contract for fish counting at eight Corps hydroelectric plants

11/14/2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$3.1 million contract to Normandeau Associates Inc. to perform fish counting services at eight federal hydropower project along the Columbia and Snake rivers.

ACORE renewable energy report shows hydropower impact state-by-state

11/14/2012

The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has published a state-by-state survey of renewable energy resources, including the impact hydropower has in terms of capacity and generation.

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.

New Hydro

11/01/2012

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.

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