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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.

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.

Tech Notes

11/01/2012

New Hydro

11/01/2012

U.S. extends bidding for PIT tags for Pacific Northwest

10/31/2012

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

New study suggests global hydroelectric capacity has significant room for growth

10/31/2012

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

10/29/2012

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

10/26/2012

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.

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