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Siemens announces plan to exit marine power sector

11/25/2014

Technology and equipment giant Siemens AG has decided to sell its tidal energy company, Marine Current Turbines Ltd., citing slow development in the marine and hydrokinetics sector.

R&D Forum

11/20/2014

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower

Register for HydroVision Russia 2015 now and save

11/19/2014

Time is running out to receive a special early registration rate for HydroVision Russia 2015.

Chris Schleicher: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

11/18/2014

Chris Schleicher will graduate this fall with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Lehigh University. Chris graduated Cum Laude at York College of Pennsylvania with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 2011, and completed a MS in Mechanical Engineering at Lehigh University in 2012.

Equipment supplier ABB recognized as a Top 100 Global Innovator

11/10/2014

ABB, an equipment supplier to the hydroelectric power market, has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of the world’s top 100 innovators for a third year.

IHA issues call for proposals to revise GHG Reservoir Screening Tool

11/10/2014

A call for proposals has been issued by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) to revise the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reservoir Screening Tool, a living document first conceptualized in 2006. 

NHA invites hydropower plants owners, operators to nominate projects for recognition

11/07/2014

The National Hydropower Association is now accepting applications for the Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters (OSAW) awards program.

Atlantis signs lease for tidal power project in Canada's Bay of Fundy

11/05/2014

Tidal energy developer Atlantis Resources Ltd. has signed a 10-year extendable seabed sublease with the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE), providing Atlantis a berth in Canada's Bay of Fundy to deploy a 1.5-MW tidal turbine.

WEST Consultants wins contract for dam and civil structure analysis

11/05/2014

The Corps of Engineers has awarded Oregon-based water resources advisory group WEST Consultants Inc. a US$4.9 million contract for work in its entire Northwest Division.

Russia extends call for system integrator for hydrometeorological modernization

11/04/2014

The Russian Federation has extended the deadline for expressions of interest from consultants to act as system integrator for its second national Hydromet modernization program.

Alstom, Grenoble institute launch hydraulic machines chair

10/31/2014

Hydro equipment manufacturer Alstom has joined Partnership Foundation Grenoble INP to unite research efforts of academic laboratories in Grenoble and Alstom's global technology center to develop the hydraulic machines of the future.

Maine names Kleinschmidt, ORPC, TRC to inventory hydropower potential

10/30/2014

The Governor's Energy Office has named Kleinschmidt Associates, in partnership with hydrokinetic developer Ocean Renewable Power Co. and engineering firm TRC, to update Maine's inventory of undeveloped hydropower potential.

Keith Martin: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

10/27/2014

The Hydro Research Foundation is actively supporting graduate students to conduct research related to conventional and pumped storage hydropower.  These students are funded through the Department of Energy’s Water Power Program and industry partners through a five year US$3.7 million dollar grant.

Schottel completes full-scale test of marine turbine in Strangford Lough

10/23/2014

German marine propulsion manufacturer Schottel has announced successful tests of a full-scale hydrokinetic turbine in Northern Ireland's Strangford Lough.

Aquamarine Power Ltd. hires new CEO and dives into hydro technology deployment

10/21/2014

Aquamarine Power Ltd. continues its development of new hydro technology and the Edinburgh, Scotland-based wave energy company has also selected John Malcolm as its new Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO, Martin McAdam, stepped down after serving in the post since 2007.  

MHK technology developer Minesto honored with WWL Orcelle Award

10/14/2014

Marine energy technology developer Minesto AB was honored as the 2014 recipient of the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) Orcelle Award at the Ocean Exchange's recent conference in Savannah, Ga.

U.S. seeks endangered species monitoring at American River hydro projects

10/14/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to perform spawning and stranding surveys of endangered steelhead affected by hydroelectric projects on the lower American River in California.

Corps officials witness model testing of new units for 135-MW Center Hill hydro project

10/14/2014

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials found a Voith Hydro scale model turbine met or exceeded their requirements for replacement hydropower turbines at 135-MW Center Hill Dam in Tennessee.

Tech Notes

10/10/2014

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology

NHA seeks nominations for 2015 Henwood Award

10/07/2014

The National Hydropower Association is currently seeking nominations for the 2015 Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award.

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