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    Satellites could help Brazil's hydroelectric power operators forecast weather patterns


    Brazilian researchers have met to discuss the use of satellites to collect hydrometeorological data to better forecast weather-related events.

    DOE announces new opportunities for hydroelectric power technology developers


    The U.S. Department of Energy has made a pair of announcements designed to promote the development of hydroelectric power and other renewable energy technologies in support of the Obama administration's "all-of-the-above" plan.

    U.S. reissues PIT tag tender for Northwest fish passage studies


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply more than 1 million passive integrated transponder tags for fish passage monitoring in the Columbia River Basin.

    University hopes to use satellites to aid micro hydro development


    Researchers from the University of Leicester and High Efficiency Heating UK Ltd. are hoping to use satellite data as a means of simplifying the process of locating sites for micro hydro projects.

    Organizations teaming up for marine energy research in France's Basse-Normandie region


    Officials from West Normandy Marine Energy (WNME) and the Regional Mission for Innovation (MIRIADE) have signed an agreement that establishes a new marine and hydrokinetics research network in France's Basse-Normandie region.

    U.S. seeks lamprey passage study at Snake River hydro projects


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids from small businesses to perform a lamprey migration and passage study at four hydroelectric projects on the lower Snake River.

    Atlantis, Dongfang extend tidal turbine research agreement


    Technology developer Atlantis Resources has extended its partnership with China's Dongfang Electrical Machinery for the testing of a commercial-scale tidal turbine.

    NHA adds DOE Secretary Moniz, FERC Commissioner Clark to annual conference lineup


    The National Hydropower Association is pleased to announce Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Tony Clark as speakers at the upcoming NHA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

    HRF, NHA seek input from hydro industry members


    The Hydro Research Foundation and the National Hydropower Association are collaborating on a research and development survey of hydroelectric power industry members.

    Corps Cold Regions lab seeks bids to provide support services


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to provide a broad range of support services to its Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory.

    Nova Scotia selects marine power developers for Bay of Fundy project


    The Nova Scotia Department of Energy has selected a pair of marine and hydrokinetic technology developers to deploy arrays in the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) test site.

    NHA seeks nominations for 2014 Henwood Award


    The National Hydropower Association is currently seeking nominations for the 2014 Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award.

    UTSDA supports Turkish stream power feasibility study


    The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a US$669,875 grant to Turkey's Electricity Generation Company (EUAS) to feasibility studies for a 17 MW hydrokinetic power project.

    DOE announces notices of intent for MHK, conventional hydroelectric power technology


    The U.S. Department of Energy has issued three notices of intent to fund research for both marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) and conventional hydropower technologies.

    Tech Notes


    Collection of articles related to hydropower technology from March-April 2014

    Carnegie receives CEFC funds for wave energy unit development


    Australia's Clean Energy Finance Corporation has provided a US$18.2 million five-year loan facility to Carnegie Wave Energy Limited, marking CEFC's first foray into wave energy investment.

    U.S. seeks instream flow measurement to protect fish habitat in Idaho forests


    The U.S. Forest Service seeks bids to perform hydrologic and aquatic resource measurement to help protect fish habitat on Forest Service lands in the Intermountain West.

    Australian wave energy developer completes capital raise


    Bombora Wave Power has successfully closed its capital funding round, the Australian marine and hydrokinetics developer has announced.

    DOE announces opportunities for wave and tidal energy research funding


    The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy has announced two funding programs aimed at strengthening America's wave and tidal energy industry.

    FERC counsel comments to Senate panel on marine, hydrokinetic bill


    A lawyer for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission commented to a Senate panel on a marine and hydrokinetic energy research bill and reviewed FERC's actions to promote development of hydrokinetic pilot projects.

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