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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.

HydroVision International: A cornucopia of events “under one roof”

06/25/2014

A stator winding maintenance workshop. A 5K fun run. Meetings of multiple organizations affiliated with the hydroelectric power industry. Research updates and findings. These and many more co-located events are being offered “under one roof” with HydroVision International 2014 in Nashville.

20 for 20: Celebrating 20 Years of HydroVision International

06/19/2014

To celebrate HydroVision International's 20th year, HydroWorld.com will highlight a facet of the upcoming conference and exhibition in each of the 20 days leading to the event.

R&D Forum

06/19/2014

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower for June 2014

Generating Hydropower's Future: HRF Working to Attract New Employees

06/18/2014

The Hydro Research Foundation is working to combat the impact of the aging workforce in the hydroelectric industry by bringing along a new generation of hydro professionals through educational opportunities, funding and mentorship.

Venezuela seeks tech support for six-unit rehab at 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

06/16/2014

Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) invites expressions of interest to provide specialized technical support for rehabilitation of six turbine-generators of the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project on Venezuela's Caroni River.

Oregon wave testing center files FERC license notice, scoping documents

06/12/2014

Oregon State University's Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center has filed a notice of intent to license and environmental scoping documents for the nation's first utility-scale, grid-connected wave energy test site.

OpenHydro to manufacture, install tidal turbines near Brittany

06/10/2014

Irish manufacturer OpenHydro has been selected to supply two tidal turbines for installation at Paimpol-Brehat in Brittany.


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