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Polish utility awards contract for hydro control & automation system

02/11/2013

Energotest Sp zo.o. of Poland has won a US$1.8 million contract from Energa Hydro to supply a computer monitoring and operating system for the 160.2-MW Wloclawek Dam hydroelectric plant.

EBRD loans to finance Armenian rehabilitation projects

02/07/2013

The European Bank for Reconstruction Development (EBRD) has announced a US$25 million loan that will help fund International Energy Corporation (IEC) rehabilitations of seven hydropower projects in Armenia's Sevan-Hrazdan Cascade.

Swiss seek intake, fish passage equipment to expand 93-MW Lavey hydropower project

02/04/2013

The city of Lausanne seeks bids to supply hydro-mechanical equipment for a new intake and fish passage as part of an expansion of the 93-MW Lavey hydroelectric project in Switzerland.

Meggitt announces improvements to hydro turbine monitoring products

02/04/2013

Improvements to its Vibro-Meter proximity measuring system products will give users longer lasting and more reliable sensors for hydro turbine monitoring, manufacturer Meggitt Sensing Systems said.

Romania reopens tender to rehabilitate 210-MW Stejaru hydroelectric project

02/01/2013

Romania utility Hidroelectrica SA has reopened applications for pre-qualification to rehabilitate and modernize the 210-MW Stejaru hydroelectric project at Bicaz Dam in Romania.

Alstom completes expansion of Grenoble hydro research site

02/01/2013

Alstom Hydro has completed an upgrade and expansion of its hydro research complex in Grenoble.

The Road to Sustainable Development: Small Hydro in the EU

02/01/2013

By Bethany Duarte
A European Small Hydropower Association report shows that while small hydro development in the EU is not consistent among countries, it could provide a large portion of the region’s renewable energy.

Measuring Partial Discharge in Stator Windings using 80-pF Line Couplers

02/01/2013

By Stefan Kornhuber, Matthias Boltze and Greg Topjian
Hydro project owners can use 80-pF line couplers to measure partial discharge and detect signals from deeper inside the machine.

Tech Notes

02/01/2013

Georgian Hydropower Turns River Flow into Cash Flow

02/01/2013

By Liza Tavdumadze
Georgia has untapped hydro potential of about 20 TWh annually and energy-hungry neighbors in Turkey, Russia and Eastern Europe. With a recent influx of investments, the country is expanding its hydro potential and generating revenue at the same time.

A Future for Renewable Energy Investment

02/01/2013

Another blow was dealt to the renewable energy industry recently when the price of carbon traded through the EU Emissions Trading Scheme fell to below €5 a tonne.

Alstom completes acquisition of Rolls-Royce ocean energy developer

01/31/2013

Alstom Power has completed its acquisition of marine power technology developer Tidal Generation Limited (TGL) from Rolls-Royce PLC, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Alstom completes acquisition of Rolls-Royce ocean energy developer

01/31/2013

Alstom Power has completed its acquisition of marine power technology developer Tidal Generation Limited (TGL) from Rolls-Royce PLC, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Ukraine seeks hydro generator rehab for 686-MW Kremenchuk, 661-MW Dnipro 2

01/30/2013

PJSC UkrHydroEnergo seeks bids for rehabilitation of generators at the 686-MW Kremenchuk and 661-MW Dnipro2 hydroelectric projects on Ukraine's Dnieper River.

Ukraine seeks hydro generator rehab for 686-MW Kremenchuk, 661-MW Dnipro 2

01/30/2013

PJSC UkrHydroEnergo seeks bids for rehabilitation of generators at the 686-MW Kremenchuk and 661-MW Dnipro2 hydroelectric projects on Ukraine's Dnieper River.

Georgia, USAID agreement hopes to see increase in private sector development projects

01/25/2013

A new partnership between the United States Agency for International Development and the Georgian government is intended to help spur private development of hydroelectric projects.

Georgia, USAID agreement hopes to see increase in private sector development projects

01/25/2013

A new partnership between the United States Agency for International Development and the Georgian government is intended to help spur private development of hydroelectric projects.

RusHydro inaugurates fourth unit at 3,000-MW Boguchanskaya hydro project

01/25/2013

The fourth turbine unit at JSC RusHydro's 3,000-MW Boguchanskaya hydroelectric plant is now in commercial operation, the Russian utility announced this week.

RusHydro inaugurates fourth unit at 3,000-MW Boguchanskaya hydro project

01/25/2013

The fourth turbine unit at JSC RusHydro's 3,000-MW Boguchanskaya hydroelectric plant is now in commercial operation, the Russian utility announced this week.

Tocardo, Repsol form partnership for marine power development

01/24/2013

Hydrokinetic turbine manufacturer Tocardo International and oil and gas conglomerate Repsol have formed a partnership intended to help further offshore tidal energy development, the companies announced this week.

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