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


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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NWPCC approves research into salmon survival

Perspectives: On a Roll


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


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


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


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

Hydro Research Foundation accepting applications for Fellowship Program


The Hydro Research Foundation is accepting applications for its 2012 Fellowship Program.

Cherokee Nation seeks funding for hydro project's next phase


A unanimous decision by the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council will allow the tribe to move forward with its proposal to construct a US$144 million hydroelectric powerhouse at the W.D. Mayo Lock and Dam.

Congress commits $59 million to hydropower research and development


A bill that would significantly increase hydropower spending in the 2012 Fiscal Year has gained congressional and presidential approval, multiple sources report.

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12/01/2011 Hydroelectric turbine to be tested for fish safety

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Deutch introduces legislation to boost energy generated from ocean


Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) introduced legislation Oct. 24 with Congressman Jay Inslee (D-WA) and Congressman Don Young (R-AK) to harness the energy generated by America's oceans.

Taft honored by Alden Research Laboratories


Alden Research Laboratories recently dedicated one of its fish testing facilities to Edward (Ned) P. Taft III, who served as a former president of the company and was a pioneer in the field of fishery biology.

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10/01/2011 Research under way to optimize hydro plant scheduling

N.Y. seeks funding applications for renewables, including hydro, ocean


The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority invites applications for $150 million in funding for renewable energy projects, including hydropower and ocean energy projects.

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09/01/2011 EPRI releases white paper on energy storage technology

Report: Hydropower, other renewables continue growth


The newly released REN21 Renewables 2011 Global Status Report shows that the renewable energy sector, including hydropower, continues to perform well despite continuing economic recession, incentive cuts and low natural gas prices.

Recruitment: Building a New Team for the Hydro Industry

07/01/2011 With so many experienced hydro personnel nearing retirement age, new team members are needed. The Hydro Research Foundation is finding and training new recruits with its Hydro Fellowship Program, now in its second year.

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