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U.S. DOE anounces funding opportunity for renewable energy technology R&D

01/23/2015

The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects-Energy (ARPA-E) has issued a third open funding opportunity that will support up to US$125 million in research and development in a number of disciplines, including hydroelectric power.

Awards for graduate-level hydro research

Hydro Research Foundation accepting applications to Hydro Research Awards Program

01/21/2015

The Hydro Research Foundation is again accepting applications for its Hydro Research Awards Program, designed to stimulate new student research and academic interest in conventional or pumped-storage hydropower.

DOE funds US$8 million for MHK “Holy Grail,” project conception ending in commercial viability

01/21/2015

About US$8 million is available in funding to spur innovation in next-generation marine hydrokinetic (MHK) control and component technologies, according to a January announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy. 

HydroVision Russia 2015 keynote address to include World Energy Council, Russian Federation involvement

01/16/2015

The organizers of HydroVision Russia and POWER-GEN Russia are pleased to announce the support of the Russian Federation's Ministry of Energy and other industry leaders, making the upcoming conference and exhibition an important event for all those working Russia's energy market.

R&D Forum

01/06/2015

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower

Daniel Leonard: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

01/05/2015

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 $3.7 million dollar grant.

U.S. extends call for biological services firms for hydro projects in Northwest

12/22/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for information on firms able to provide biological services and quality assurance for its juvenile fish transportation program at five hydroelectric projects on the Snake and Columbia rivers in the Pacific Northwest.

Tech Notes

12/19/2014

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology

Effects of Increased Solar and Wind Energy on Hydro Plant Operation

12/19/2014

In many countries, needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have led to increased installation of intermittent renewables such as wind and solar.

2014 NHA Annual Conference

2015 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference program available online now

12/16/2014

The conference program for the 2015 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference is now available online, giving industry members a sneak peek of everything the three-day event has to offer.

Hydro Research Foundation seeks applications for graduate-level awards program

12/09/2014

The Hydro Research Foundation has opened its call for applications for its 2014 Research Award Program, with applications due March 16, 2015.

Flow Science Inc. consults for Minerva Dynamics in virtual reality of marine hydrokinetics

12/08/2014

On Dec. 4, Flow Science Inc. announced it has an agreement with Minerva Dynamics to help Minerva’s clientele solve complex fluid dynamic issues, which include marine hydrokinetics, by using computer-generated virtual reality.  

Russia again extends call for system integrator for hydrometeorological modernization

12/08/2014

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

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Researching a path to more efficient and effective hydropower

12/05/2014

An insight into the advanced engineering that lies behind modern hydropower was afforded by a recent visit to the Alstom R&D centre in Grenoble in the Rhône-Alpes region, not far from the Swiss border with France.

R&D Forum

12/05/2014

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower

Perspectives: The Importance of Telling Hydro's Story

12/05/2014

In October 2014, at the HydroVision Brasil event in Sao Paulo, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) held a hydropower briefing.

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Spain enters commercialization of tidal energy with US$1.2 million ATIR prototype

12/01/2014

Competition in the commercialization of tidal energy has a Spanish entrant. Magallanes Renovables SL (MRSL), based in Redondela, Galicia, Spain, deployed its US$1.2 million prototype ATIR floating turbine in sea trials, Nov. 28, at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland.  

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.

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