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Perspectives: Accessing Hydro Information in the Electronic Age

03/01/2013

Recently, I found myself panicked at a crowded airport when my flight was delayed for several hours. Now, mind you, the problem was NOT the delay. I deal with flight delays as a matter of course! The problem was my lack of access to information.

Precipitation analysis of interest to hydropower project operators along Pacific Coast

02/26/2013

Precipitation analysis conducted by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) could have mixed meanings for hydroelectric power operators and providers along America's Pacific coast in coming months.

Ethiopia seeks topographic survey for Lake Tana sub-basin development project

02/19/2013

Ethiopia's Ministry of Water and Energy has reissued a call for expressions of interest from consultants to perform a topographic survey of the Lake Tana sub-basin flood plain, part of an Ethiopia water resources development project.

Mozambique seeks strategic plan for Lurio Basin development project

02/18/2013

Mozambique's national water directorate invites expressions of interest from consultants to draft a strategic basin plan for a development project in the Lurio River Basin, site of at least two proposed hydroelectric projects.

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New U.S. Department of Energy database seeks to aid marine energy developers

02/13/2013

The U.S. Department of Energy has launched a new online database that contains the "results of environmental monitoring and research efforts on wave, tidal, and current energy development worldwide", HydroWorld.com has learned.

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EPRI states hydrokinetic energy in rivers could provide 3% of U.S. annual demand

02/12/2013

The Electric Power Research Institute has determined that undeveloped hydrokinetic resources in U.S. rivers could provide 3 percent of the nation’s annual demand for electricity.

Pakistan hydro project developer seeks roller-compacted concrete equipment

02/12/2013

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply roller-compacted concrete equipment for its Central Material Testing Laboratory.

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Renewable integration conference accepting abstracts

02/08/2013

The deadline for submitting abstracts for this year's Renewable Energy World Asia Conference & Exhibition is Feb.15, 2013.

Laos seeks sub-basin modeling for hydropower development planning

02/07/2013

The government of Laos invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform sub-basin modeling for reservoir management and hydropower development planning.

U.S. hydropower project operator seeks labs to help in detection of quagga, zebra mussels

02/06/2013

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information on firms able to produce custom antibodies that would bind to quagga and zebra mussel larvae to simplify detection of the microscopic larvae in water resources facilities.

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URS Group wins contract for Corps dam safety work

02/05/2013

URS Group Inc. has received a US$6 million contract award for specialized architect-engineer services for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' dam safety program.

U.S. seeks hydroacoustic telemetry installation at California fish facility

02/01/2013

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks statements of qualification from small businesses to install hydroacoustic telemetry at the Tracy Fish Facility, part of the 11-hydroelectric-plant Central Valley Project in California.

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Alstom completes expansion of Grenoble hydro research site

02/01/2013

Alstom Hydro has completed an upgrade and expansion of its hydro research complex in Grenoble.

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02/01/2013
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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.

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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.

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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