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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.

Keith Martin: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

10/27/2014

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 through a five year US$3.7 million dollar grant.

Schottel completes full-scale test of marine turbine in Strangford Lough

10/23/2014

German marine propulsion manufacturer Schottel has announced successful tests of a full-scale hydrokinetic turbine in Northern Ireland's Strangford Lough.

Aquamarine Power Ltd. hires new CEO and dives into hydro technology deployment

10/21/2014

Aquamarine Power Ltd. continues its development of new hydro technology and the Edinburgh, Scotland-based wave energy company has also selected John Malcolm as its new Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO, Martin McAdam, stepped down after serving in the post since 2007.  

MHK technology developer Minesto honored with WWL Orcelle Award

10/14/2014

Marine energy technology developer Minesto AB was honored as the 2014 recipient of the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) Orcelle Award at the Ocean Exchange's recent conference in Savannah, Ga.

U.S. seeks endangered species monitoring at American River hydro projects

10/14/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to perform spawning and stranding surveys of endangered steelhead affected by hydroelectric projects on the lower American River in California.

Corps officials witness model testing of new units for 135-MW Center Hill hydro project

10/14/2014

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials found a Voith Hydro scale model turbine met or exceeded their requirements for replacement hydropower turbines at 135-MW Center Hill Dam in Tennessee.

Tech Notes

10/10/2014

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology

NHA seeks nominations for 2015 Henwood Award

10/07/2014

The National Hydropower Association is currently seeking nominations for the 2015 Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award.

Black & Veatch opens hydropower center in Singapore

10/03/2014

U.S.-based engineering and construction company Black & Veatch announced the opening of a Hydropower Centre of Excellence in Singapore to provide hydroelectric engineering and construction services in Southeast Asia.

Corps to test new 52-MW turbine-generator at Missouri's Stockton Dam

10/01/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing for testing and operation of a new 52-MW hydropower turbine replacing the original 45.2-MW unit at Stockton Dam hydroelectric project in Missouri.

Sue Nee Tan: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

09/29/2014

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.

R&D Forum

09/26/2014

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower

Minesto, Atlantis win EU award for joint tidal energy research

09/24/2014

Marine energy companies Minesto and Atlantis Resources Ltd. have been awarded close to US$960,000 from the Eurostars Programme to help advance tidal energy technology.

Early bird registration rate still available for HydroVision Brasil

09/11/2014

Register by Friday, Sept. 12 for the HydroVision Brasil conference and exhibition in Sao Paulo to receive the early registration discount.

Deadline for HydroVision Brasil 2014 Projects of the Year nominations ends September 10

09/04/2014

PennWell do Brasil, organizer of Power Brasil Events, is still accepting Projects of the Year submissions for HydroVision Brasil, POWER-GEN Brasil and Distribu-TECH Brasil.

More than 10,000 readers each for Hydro Review, HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide

09/03/2014

The most recent BPA Worldwide Brand Report for Hydro Review magazine reveals that the magazine issues average more than 10,400 readers, while HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazine has average readership of more than 10,600. HydroWorld.com, the website for these two magazines, averages more than 52,500 monthly unique browsers with nearly 172,500 average page impressions.

U.S. seeks hydrologic, hydraulic engineering in Southwest

08/28/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites expressions of interest from firms to provide hydrologic and hydraulic engineering and design services and related software development in the Corps' Southwestern Division.

TSB, OERA announce funding for tidal energy technology development

08/26/2014

The U.K. Technology Strategy Board and Nova Scotia's Offshore Energy Research Association have announced their plan to jointly invest about US$1.25 million to accelerate tidal energy development.

Deadline approaching for 2014 Power Engineering & REW Projects of the Year award nominations

08/26/2014

Time is running out to submit nominations for the Power Engineering and Renewable Energy World 2014 Projects of the Year awards program.


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