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Hydro foundation announces researchers

Hydro Research Foundation announces 2015 class of researchers

05/22/2015

The Hydro Research Foundation has released its list of researchers for 2015.

R&D Forum

05/20/2015

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower

An Approach Developed for Fatigue LIfe Estimation of Penstock Tie Rods

05/19/2015

Additional inspection methodologies are now available for use in the hydroelectric industry resulting from a study on tie rod threaded connections' fatigue life performed in penstock bifurcations at Hoover Dam.

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U.S. seeks firms for bio-statistical services to fish passage program

05/19/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to provide bio-statistical services to its Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program in the Pacific Northwest.

Perspectives: Fostering Innovation

05/19/2015

In the day-to-day professional lives many of us lead … with pressures to meet profitability targets, comply with regulatory mandates, and continue to do the proverbial "more with less" … the concept of "innovation" can, admittedly, be elusive.

Tim DeWeese: Graduating Researcher of the Hydro Research Foundation

05/18/2015

This is the latest in a series of profiles provided by the Hydro Research Foundation that highlight potential future members of the hydroelectric power industry and their accomplishments.

HydroVision International 2015

HydroVision International 2015 offers special program for power producers

05/11/2015

Qualifying members of the hydroelectric power sector are once again eligible to take part in the Power Producer Training Program, giving them discounted access to HydroVision International 2015.

European Commission awards grant for Fortum-led wave energy research

05/08/2015

Finnish utility Fortum has received a US$19.12 million grant from the European Commission's Horizon 2020 program for a five-year wave energy research and development initiative.

Maine ocean energy developer expands to Ireland

05/07/2015

U.S.-based Ocean Renewable Power Company has announced that it will establish a presence called ORPC Ireland, LLC, at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology's Co-Lab Business Centre in County Donegal.

NHA recognizes five companies as Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters

05/04/2015

Five companies have been recognized by the National Hydropower Association as recipients of its Outstanding Stewards of America's Water awards program for positive excellence in recreational, historical, environmental or educational value.

Peru seeks modeling, surveys for integrated water resource management

05/04/2015

Peru's national water authority seeks hydrodynamic modeling and topographic and bathymetric surveys of river basins under its program to modernize integrated water resource management in Peru.

DOE looking for tech boom with new Wave Energy Prize

04/27/2015

A new prize purse announced by the U.S. Department of Energy could feed more than $2 million into wave energy technology research and development.

DOE Hydropower Market Report

U.S. DOE releases first-of-its-kind Hydropower Market Report

04/27/2015

The U.S. Department of Energy announces availability of its 2014 Hydropower Market Report, the first ever report to quantify the current size, scope and variability of hydropower supplies in the U.S.

Kevin Mulligan: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

04/20/2015

Kevin Mulligan graduated last month from University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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HydroVision International 2015 keynote speakers announced

04/17/2015

The organizers of HydroVision International 2015 are pleased to announce three keynote speakers confirmed for the opening session of the upcoming conference and exhibition.

EPRI names board chair

Quinones elected chair of Electric Power Research Institute

04/17/2015

Gil C. Quinones has been elected chairman of the Board of Directors for the Electric Power Research Institute.

CDA forms working group

Canadian Dam Association forms working group to address dam design and construction

04/16/2015

The Canadian Dam Association has created a Working Group on Design and Construction to address the issues of design and construction of dams and how the subject is covered by the current Dam Safety Guidelines and associated Technical Bulletins.

R&D Forum

04/15/2015

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower

Tool to Predict TDG for the Columbia River Basin

04/14/2015

The authors propose a simplified method for determining total dissolved gas (TDG) uptake at hydropower facilities on the Mid-Columbia River.

Marine energy sector continues growing worldwide, despite economic setbacks

04/14/2015

A report released recently by the International Energy Agency's Ocean Energy Systems shows that the marine and hydrokinetic sector moved closer to commercial viability through 2014.

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