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Latest Research & Development News

Alden expanding with acquisition of AECOM research facility

08/21/2012

Alden Research Laboratory Inc. has acquired the AECOM hydraulic engineering and modeling laboratory in Redmond, HydroWorld.com has learned.

FERC seeks comment on digital information strategy

08/17/2012

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission invites public comment on its plan for more efficient and coordinated delivery of digital information to the public.

Firms sought for hydrologic, water management at Corps projects

08/14/2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on architect-engineering firms capable of providing a full spectrum of hydrologic and water management services to Corps projects in the West.

Crown Estate seeks input from hydrokinetic community

08/13/2012

The Crown Estate is inviting members of the hydrokinetic industry to participate in an exercise that could help shape the future of wave and tidal leasing in the United Kingdom.

EPRI looking for test sites for fish-friendly Alden turbine

08/13/2012

A grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will allow the Electric Power Research Institute to seek an evaluation site for a new turbine.

Australian hydro producer honored for good works

08/10/2012

Australian utility Snowy Hydro Limited has been awarded an Australian Business Award for Community Contribution in 2012.

Trelleborg hopes new awards program will inspire creativity

08/06/2012

Industrial parts manufacturer Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is seeking submissions for its newly-launched Innovation Award.

Costa Rica seeks hydro expert to monitor studies of five projects

07/31/2012

Costa Rica utility Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) seeks offers from consultants to serve as hydropower expert on a panel reviewing preparation of hydroelectric and geothermal energy projects.

Hydro-Quebec launches electric vehicle energy transfer program

07/30/2012

Energy producer Hydro-Quebec has announced it will partner with GRIDbot Canada to develop a new bi-directional charging station for an experimental electric vehicle program, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Report shows potential for global small hydro growth, development

07/25/2012

A new report from energy market analyst GlobalData indicates that governments around the world are beginning to see advantages of small hydropower development, HydroWorld.com has learned.

University named to develop Columbia-Snake fish passage model

07/16/2012

The federal government has selected the University of Washington in Seattle to negotiate for continuing development of the Comprehensive Passage Model (COMPASS) simulating the migration of juvenile salmon through the Columbia and Snake river hydropower system.

Cyprus exploring hydrokinetic potential with university study

07/13/2012

A study being conducted by the Oceanographic Centre at the University of Cyprus is causing officials to consider the potential of hydrokinetic production, HydroWorld.com has learned.


Alstom expanding Tianjin hydro research center

07/12/2012

Alstom's Renewable Power division is hoping to bolster its global reach by establishing a new "Global Technology Centre" at its hydro industrial facility in Tianjin, China.

Ocean Power Technologies, Lockheed Martin partnering for 19-MW wave energy plant in Australia

07/12/2012

Ocean Power Technologies Inc. and Lockheed Martin have entered an agreement to develop a 19-MW hydrokinetic plant in Portland, Australia.

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07/01/2012

NWPCC approves research into salmon survival

Perspectives: On a Roll

07/01/2012

Hydropower is on a roll! The National Hydropower Association's aggressive messaging campaign over the past two years is paying off.

Hydro Research Foundation announces 10 Hydro Fellowship recipients

05/16/2012

The Hydro Research Foundation has selected 10 recipients of Hydro Fellowships, which will allow the selected masters and doctoral level students to continue their research in the hydropower sector.

Alstom, RusHydro break ground on new manufacturing facility

05/15/2012

Alstom and RusHydro have broken ground on a new jointly owned manufacturing plant in Ufa, Russia.

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03/01/2012 Argonne awarded $1.9 million for hydropower study

Frizell named Engineer of the Year by Reclamation

02/03/2012

The Bureau of Reclamation recently awarded its Engineer of the Year Award to the Technical Service Center's Warren Frizell.


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