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New study suggests global hydroelectric capacity has significant room for growth


U.S. seeks PIT tags for research program in Pacific Northwest


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply passive integrated transponder tags over three years for research by the Corps Northwestern Division's Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program.

Nebraska utility looking to increase hydroelectric production


The Nebraska Public Power District is paying the Colorado-based Applegate Group US$150,274 to analyze the potential for hydroelectric development in the Cornhusker State.

Corps releases final impact study for California's Isabella Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released its final environmental impact statement for the Isabella Dam on California's Kern River.

Bank seeks consultants to review plans for five Vietnam small hydros


The Asian Development Bank (ADB) invites expressions of interest from consultants to review the detailed design of five small hydroelectric projects in Vietnam.

Ocean Power Technologies awarded contract to research Japanese applications


Hydrokinetic power developer Ocean Power Technologies Inc. has received a US$900,000 contract from Japan's Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding to further develop its buoy generation system for application in Japanese sea conditions.

Report shows potential in Australia’s tidal hydropower development


A recently published report by GlobalData shows that Australian tidal power development has the potential to produce four time’s the nation’s power needs.


Study shows potential for America's hydrokinetic sector


A new report from energy market analyst GlobalData shows that collaborations in marine power technology development between the industrial and academic sectors in the U.S. are stronger than ever before.

Bank seeks study of four Nepal projects totaling 3,050 MW


The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to review plans for four hydroelectric projects in Nepal totaling 3,050 MW.

El Salvador extends bid date for study of 17-MW Ilopango-Aguacayo


Ingendehsa S.A. de C.V. has extended the deadline for proposals from U.S. firms to perform a feasibility study of the 17-MW Ilopango-Aguacayo hydroelectric project on El Salvador's largest natural lake, Lake Ilopango.

Laos seeks generation planning, policy making for hydropower sector


The government of Laos invites expressions of interest from consultants to assist in generation expansion planning and policy making capacity in Laos' hydropower sector.

Study detailing U.S. hydrokinetic potential released


A report examining the potential for American hydrokinetic development has been completed, has learned.

Linke to take over as Hydro Research Foundation executive director


The Hydro Research Foundation's Board of Directors has selected Deborah Linke as its new executive director.

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Malawi seeks feasibility study of 175-MW Fufu


Malawi's energy ministry invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a feasibility study of the 100- to 175-MW Fufu hydroelectric project on the South Rukuru River.

Niger seeks study of 125-MW Kandadji, electricity system


The government of Niger invites expressions of interest to develop a master plan for Niger's electricity system and exploitation of the proposed 125-MW Kandadji hydroelectric project on the Niger River.

Eastern Nile agency seeks Baro-Akobo-Sobat study, including hydro


The Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office (ENTRO) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a multi-purpose water resources development study of the Baro-Akobo-Sobat sub-basin, including potential hydroelectric projects.

Water resources engineering sought for Corps Great Lakes, Ohio area


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks water resources engineering services for projects in its Great Lakes and Ohio River Division of the eastern United States.

Hydrographic data collection sought for U.S. Rio Grande region


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids for hydrographic data collection services primarily on the middle Rio Grande in New Mexico.

EPRI selects Southern Company's Crosswhite for Board of Directors


The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has appointed Mark Crosswhite, chief operating officer of Southern Company, as a member of its Board of Directors.

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