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Happy consumption from hydro

11/21/2014

Hydro. For me, beginning work in October as an associate editor in the Hydro Group at PennWell Corp. was truly an immersion into Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide.

Dutch pension fund invests in hydroelectric power development

11/21/2014

The Dutch General Pension Fund for Public Employees (ABP) has closed an investment that will give it a 33% stake in Norwegian hydropower project operator Tinfos AS from French mining group Eramet.

U.K. seeks energy specialists, including hydropower, marine energy

11/21/2014

The United Kingdom seeks proposals from energy technical specialists, including specialists in hydropower and marine energy, to participate in a framework agreement to help carry out energy and climate change policies.

Isle of Man prepares for marine hydrokinetic development

11/21/2014

Manx Tidal Energy Ltd. and Tocardo Tidal Energy Ltd. have been selected by the Isle of Man, located in the British Isles, to provide tidal energy development as part of the government’s Vision2020 Plan. 

Serbia seeks inventory of small hydropower projects, sites

11/18/2014

The government of Serbia invites applications for pre-qualification to perform an inventory of small hydropower projects and sites as the Balkan nation seeks to construct 180 MW in new small hydro projects by 2020.

IHA calls for candidates for Mosonyi Award for Excellence in Hydropower

11/17/2014

The International Hydropower Association is now accepting proposals for candidates for its 2015 Mosonyi Award for Excellence in Hydropower.

Voith hydro turbine photo wins press competition

11/14/2014

The above photograph of a Francis hydro turbine runner being manufactured by Voith was declared the winner of the PR Bild Award for Germany. 

Bucher appointed CFO of electricity provider Alpiq

11/13/2014

Thomas Bucher will become chief financial officer of Swiss electricity provider Alpiq in April 2015. Bucher also replaced Patrick Mariller as a member of the company’s executive board.

Austria utility seeks construction of 16.3-MW Graz hydropower project

11/13/2014

Austria regional utility Energie Steiermark seeks bids to construct the 16.3-MW Graz hydropower project on Austria's Mur River.

Small hydro project begins operating in Scotland

11/12/2014

The 450-kW Callander Community Hydro Ltd. project is now operating near the town of Callander in Scotland. 

BlueTEC hydrokinetic device set for tests in The Netherlands

11/11/2014

A 200-kW prototype of the hydrokinetic Bluewater Tidal Energy Converter (BlueTEC) floating platform is scheduled for deployment in early 2015 to test harvesting energy from the Wadden Sea, near Texel Island in The Netherlands. If successful, testing the BlueTEC platform may provide a means to deliver tidal energy devices to remote locations worldwide.  

Tocardo signs deal for 28 MW marine power project off South Korean coast

11/11/2014

South Korean developer Ekornergy has signed an agreement with Dutch manufacturer Tocardo Tidal Turbines for the installation of a 28 MW marine power project.

EBRD arranges financing for Georgia's 108-MW Dariali hydroelectric plant

11/10/2014

The European Bank for Reconstruct6ion and Development has arranged a US$80 million syndicated loan to JSC Dariali Energy for the development, construction and operation of the 108-MW Dariali hydropower plant.

Equipment supplier ABB recognized as a Top 100 Global Innovator

11/10/2014

ABB, an equipment supplier to the hydroelectric power market, has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of the world’s top 100 innovators for a third year.

IHA issues call for proposals to revise GHG Reservoir Screening Tool

11/10/2014

A call for proposals has been issued by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) to revise the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reservoir Screening Tool, a living document first conceptualized in 2006. 

Serbia seeks electro-mechanical equipment to refurbish eight small hydro projects

11/10/2014

Serbia utility Elektroprivreda Srbije seeks bids to supply and install electro-mechanical equipment for reconstruction of eight small hydroelectric projects totaling 9.79 MW.

Meggitt announces new product for mechanical equipment monitoring

11/07/2014

Technology manufacturer Meggitt Sensing Systems has released a new monitoring system for turbines, machinery and balance-of-plant equipment.

French municipality awards contracts for dam safety work on Meurthe River

11/04/2014

The municipality of Greater Nancy has awarded a US$27,777 contract to Axis Conseils Paugam to and $188,737 contract to Artelia Region for work on dams on the Meurthe River in France.

IPCC report recommends reducing carbon emissions to zero by 2100

11/03/2014

In its Synthesis Report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that to limit global warming over the 21st century to below 2 degrees Celsius relative to pre-industrial levels, “our [carbon] emissions should drop by 40 to 70 percent globally between 2010 and 2050, falling to zero or below by 2100. We have that opportunity, and the choice is in our hands.” 

Alstom, Grenoble institute launch hydraulic machines chair

10/31/2014

Hydro equipment manufacturer Alstom has joined Partnership Foundation Grenoble INP to unite research efforts of academic laboratories in Grenoble and Alstom's global technology center to develop the hydraulic machines of the future.

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