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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.

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.

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.

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.

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