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U.S. seeks firms for operation, maintenance of new spillway at 198.72-MW Folsom Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform operation and maintenance of a new auxiliary spillway being constructed at 198.72-MW Folsom Dam on California's American River.

Gabon's 160-MW Grand Poubara hydroelectric plant enters full operation


Four hydro turbines at the Gabonese Republic's 160-MW Grand Poubara hydroelectric plant are now in operation, following the completion of a 72-hour trial run this week.

ERC approves SNAP-Benguet's 125.8-MW Binga hydropower project upgrades


The Philippines' Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has granted a certificate of compliance to SN Aboitiz Power-Benguet for the operation of all four turbine units at the 125.8-MW Binga hydropower plant.

A System to Optimize Plant Production


By Marcelo Marcel Cordova, Fernando Antonio Camargo Ribas, Vitor Luiz de Matos and Fabio Renato Martins
A new method is being tested at the Ita plant in Brazil to provide long-term production optimization of hydropower plants, using setpoints provided by the independent system operator.

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Tapping the Power of Low-Velocity Tidal Currents


By David Appleyard
A novel tidal power generation device has moved a step closer to commercialization with the development of a simulator to support sea trials, currently under way in Ireland’s Strangford Lough. Developers of this technology hope it will become a substantial part of the new energy mix by the end of the decade.

India extends bidding for modernization of 690-MW Salal hydro project


India's NHPC Ltd. seeks bids for renovation and modernization of the 690-MW Salal hydroelectric project in Jammu & Kashmir State.

Pakistan renews solicitation for EPC construction of 300-kW Winder Dam



Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids for civil construction and steel work of 300-kW Winder Dam on an engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) basis.

Voith announces expansions to Kossler small hydro turbine manufacturing plant


An expansion of Voith-subsidiary Kossler GmbH & Co KG's Austrian location marks a significant investment into the future of its small hydroelectric turbine manufacturing capabilities.

U.S. seeks wire rope, load testing for intake crane at 2,160-MW John Day Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to replace wire rope and perform load testing for an emergency intake crane at 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

Seven submit bids for Agus 6 hydro turbine upgrade project


State-operated utility Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (Psalm) has announced seven companies have bid to upgrade units at the Philippines' 200-MW Agus 6 hydropower plant.

Pakistan seeks management consultant for construction of 150-kW Ghabir Dam


Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites expressions of interest for management consultant services for the construction of 150-kW Ghabir Dam on Pakistan's Ghabir River.

Rehabs Squeeze More Power from Existing Plants


The rehabilitation work under way at three existing hydroelectric plants in the U.S. provides a good example of what work is being performed and the benefits that can be expected from this type of activity.

Ames Hydro: Making History Since 1891


A 2013 inductee into Hydro Review's Hydro Hall of Fame, the Ames hydro plant on the South Fork of the San Miguel River in southwest Colorado made hydropower history in 1891 when it utilized alternating current for the very first time.

India state extends bidding to refurbish 51-MW Dhalipur, 33.75-MW Dhakrani hydro projects


State utility Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (UJVNL) has extended the deadline for bids to refurbish the 51-MW Dhalipur and 33.75-MW Dhakrani hydroelectric projects in India's Uttarakhand State.

U.S. seeks painting, rehab of gates at Carlyle Lake Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids from small businesses to paint and rehabilitate four main dam tainter gates at Carlyle Lake Dam on Illinois' Kaskaskia River.

Liberia seeks to refurbish gates, penstocks at 60- to 80-MW Mount Coffee hydro project


The government of Liberia invites applications for pre-qualification to refurbish or install new gates, penstocks, and other hydraulic steelwork at the 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric project in Liberia.

U.S. seeks gate bulkheads for Mississippi River dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids from small businesses to supply six tainter gate bulkheads for Mississippi River Lock and Dam 25 near Winfield, Mo.

U.S. seeks spillway fix for fish passage at 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to modify a spillway to improve fish passage at 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

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