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R&D Forum

06/29/2015

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower

Marine and hydrokinetic test bed EMEC announces restructuring

06/16/2015

The European Marine Energy Centre has announced its intention to restructure following a year of change in the global wave and tidal energy market.

DCNS, Chilean government sign joint statement for marine and hydrokinetic research

06/12/2015

An agreement signed by Chilean and French officials in Paris this week will help Chile develop its Marine Energy Research and Innovation Center (MERIC).

Ocean Renewable asks extension of FERC pilot license for 300-kW Cobscook Bay Tidal project

06/12/2015

Ocean Renewable Power Co. has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a two-year extension of its hydrokinetic pilot project license for the 300-kW Cobscook Bay Tidal Energy project in Maine.

French utility seeks studies, monitoring for hydropower engineering, mechanics

06/05/2015

Electricite de France (EDF) seeks bids to provide studies and site monitoring in the fields of civil engineering and mechanics for hydroelectric projects.

U.S. again extends station service bidding for 27-MW Anderson Ranch Dam hydro project

05/26/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation again extended the deadline for bids to replace a station service substation and related equipment at the 27-MW Anderson Ranch Dam hydro project in Idaho. 

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.

Fish

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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