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U.S. seeks hydropower, pumping plant engineering for Corps hydro design center

08/20/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks expressions of interest to provide hydroelectric power and pumping plant engineering, design, and analysis services for its Hydroelectric Design Center and its Hydropower Analysis Center in Portland.

Karen Studarus: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

08/18/2014

This is the second in a series of profiles provided by the Hydro Researdh Foundation that highlight potential future members of the hydroelectric power industry.

Biomark wins contract to supply PIT tags for U.S. Northwest fish passage studies

08/11/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $1.3 million contract to Biomark Inc. of Boise, Idaho, to supply more than 1 million passive integrated transponder tags for fish passage monitoring in the Columbia River Basin.

HydroVision International 2014 Attendee Choice Awards announced

08/11/2014

The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines announced the HydroVision International 2014 Attendee Choice Award recipients during the recent event's closing luncheon.

Best Technical Papers awards presented at HydroVision International 2014

08/07/2014

At the awards and luncheon closing finale for HydroVision International 2014 in Nashville the week of July 21, the winners of the Best Technical Papers awards were announced by Hydro Review Managing Editor Elizabeth Ingram.

University of Edinburgh opens new marine and hydrokinetics testing facility

08/07/2014

Scottish Member of Parliament Amber Rudd helped officials from the University of Edinburgh officially open the institute's FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility earlier this week.

Deep Ocean's surface vessels offer new option for dam, hydropower project maintenance and inspection

08/04/2014

Manufacturing and design company Deep Ocean Engineering, Inc. displayed a number of submersible and surface remotely operated vehicles during the recent HydroVision International 2014 Conference and Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn., highlighting their applications in the areas of hydroelectric power and dam safety.

Computational Tools to Assess Turbine Biological Performance

07/21/2014

To help ensure the safety of fish passing through the new turbines at 912-MW Priest Rapids, Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County is employing the BioPA method to analyze the biological performance of proposed designs - and to choose an improved one for this facility.

R&D Forum

07/21/2014

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower for July 2014

Flow Science earns industry honor

07/17/2014

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling software developer Flow Science has been named a recipient of a 2014 Venture Acceleration Fund award by Los Alamos National Security, LLC.

Kelcey Lajoie: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

07/16/2014

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.

BC Hydro seeks geotechnical drilling, field testing

07/11/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro invites applications for pre-qualification for specialized geotechnical drilling and field testing for a variety of the utility's projects and operations throughout British Columbia.

Now accepting abstracts for HydroVision Russia 2015

07/10/2014

The advisory board of HydroVision Russia is pleased to announce that it is now accepting abstracts for the 2015 conference program.

ASDSO awards two scholarships for dam safety work

07/09/2014

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials has selected Jamie Bond and Emily Keck as the recipients of its 2014-15 Senior Undergraduate Scholarship.

Crown Estate awards seabed rights for ocean energy development

07/08/2014

The United Kingdom's Crown Estate has awarded seabed rights for six new wave and tidal current demonstration zones, and five new wave and tidal current sites.

FWEE invites public to learn more about hydropower projects with geocaching

07/02/2014

The Foundation for Water & Energy Education is offering a new program to help encourage the public to learn about hydroelectric power projects within America's Pacific Northwest.

Monitoring Suspended Sediment and Turbine Efficiency

07/01/2014

Sediment in the water passing through hydro turbines can have a significant effect on unit efficiency. The authors undertook a research project to better understand the interactions between suspended sediment, turbine wear and unit efficiency.

Tech Notes

07/01/2014

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology from July-August 2014

Inaugural class of Women with Hydro Vision Award recipients announced

07/01/2014

The PennWell Hydro Group is pleased to announce the inaugural class of recipients of the Women with Hydro Vision award.

Navigant Consulting earns industry honors

06/25/2014

Chicago-based Navigant has earned a number of honors in the Corporate INTL Awards.


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