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    Funds available for hydro, other renewable energy projects in New York


    The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the Public Service Commission announced that about $250 million is available to fund a broad range of renewable energy generation projects, including hydropower projects.

    China Valves Technology secures valve order from Dongfang Electric


    China-based metal valve manufacturer China Valves Technology has secured a $15 million order for pumped storage ball valves and hydraulic turbine pumped storage inlet valves from Chinese power station contractor Dongfang Electric, media reports indicate.

    Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center, Hydro-Quebec partner for clean energy research


    The Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) at Stony Brook University and Hydro-Quebec have agreed upon a memorandum of understanding to look at ways to coordinate resources for advancing new clean energy technologies with an eye toward enhancing their respective electric power systems.


    11/01/2010 Reclamation names Murillo deputy commissioner

    RusHydro Group acquires Moscow-based Hydroproject research center


    RusHydro Group has purchased 100 percent of the shares of JSC Designing, Surveying and Research Institute 'Hydroproject' from the ESN Group. Hydroproject is the Russian leader in designing hydropower and general purpose hydro facilities.

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    09/01/2010 Corps uses simulations to design salmon passage improvements

    U.S. issues request for information on new hydropower technology


    The U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation have issued a request for information (RFI) on new, advanced hydropower technologies that are either worthy of research and development investment or are ready for demonstration and testing, the agencies reported.

    People: Peggy Brookshier: Decades of Service to Hydro

    07/01/2010 Over more than three decades, Peggy Brookshier made significant contributions to the hydro industry through her positions with the U.S. Department of Energy.

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    07/01/2010 EPRI announces availability of its Hydropower Technology Roundup Report: Technology Update on Aerating Turbines.

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    06/01/2010 The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is seeking an additional demonstration site at an existing or new hydropower development to install and evaluate the fish-friendly Alden Turbine.

    Wide range of hydro events included in HydroVision pre-conference activities


    Workshops, seminars and other events focusing on many aspects of hydropower kick off in advance of the upcoming HydroVision International Conference and Exhibition in North Carolina.

    Millions awarded for hydropower, other renewable energy projects in New York


    The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority in conjunction with the Public Service Commission has awarded $204 million of funding to eight large-scale renewable energy projects, including hydro projects, in New York state.

    Electric Power Research Institute seeks fish friendly hydropower turbine test site


    The Electric Power Research Institute is seeking an additional demonstration site at an existing or new hydropower development to install and evaluate the fish-friendly Alden Turbine.

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    Hydro Alternative Energy acquires rights to water power technology


    Hydro Alternative Energy Inc., a renewable energy company, recently acquired all U.S. and international patent and intellectual property rights to certain water power technology for use in certain commercialized water power applications.

    China amends renewables law to increase clean energy use


    China has amended its renewable energy law, requiring utilities to buy all the power produced by renewable energy sources such as hydropower and wind.

    Hydro Alternative Energy buys Water Power Technologies


    Hydro Alternative Energy Inc. (HAE) has acquired Water Power Technologies LLC (WPT), giving it the licensing rights to patent-pending technology.

    Wave and tidal power growing slowly, steadily


    Proponents of wave and tidal power have compared the state of this area of the renewable energy sector with the early days of wind power. The technology has great potential but still must prove itself before it can be widely deployed.

    NHA applauds increased funding for Waterpower Program


    President Obama recently signed into law a measure that provides $50 million to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Waterpower Program, a 25 percent increase in funding.

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