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News about the hydro market in the U.S. and Canada, including studies of development potential, plant rehabilitation work and new technologies.

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U.S. extends calls for penstock valves, wicket gate seals for 49-MW Lost Creek Dam

09/16/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadlines for bids to supply replacement penstock butterfly valves and wicket gate seals at 49-MW Lost Creek Dam on Oregon's Rogue River.

Voith Hydro wins contract for Priest Rapids hydro turbine rehabilitations

09/16/2014

Voith Hydro has been awarded a contract to rehabilitate and upgrade 10 Kaplan turbine units at Washington's 912-MW Priest Rapids hydropower plant.

Report: FERC nominee's confirmation hearing on hold due to spouse's death

09/15/2014

A Senate confirmation hearing is on hold due to the death of the husband of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission nominee Colette Honorable, political news website Politico reported.

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Wanapum Dam rehabilitation continues with anchor tendon installation

09/15/2014

Grant County Public Utilities District and its contractors have completed the installation of the first steel anchor tendon at the Wanapum Dam.

Have you seen the new look of our newsletter?

09/15/2014

If you're a frequent visitor to HydroWorld.com, you've probably noticed that we recently unveiled a fresh design that we think improves the site's readability on computers, allows it to perform better on mobile devices, and, frankly, just makes it look a lot better.

Canada invests in First Nation's 4.4-MW Winchie Creek hydro project

09/15/2014

The Canadian government announced it is investing C$554,487 (US$502,391) in the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation's 4.4-MW Winchie Creek hydroelectric project to be built in British Columbia.

Alterra completes financing for 62-MW Jimmie Creek hydro plant, wind project

09/12/2014

Alterra Power Corp. has closed a C$110 million (US$100.5 million) loan facility to finance construction of the 62-MW Jimmie Creek hydro plant in British Columbia and the 204-MW Shannon wind power project in Texas.

Developer shelves 65-MW Similkameen hydropower plant in British Columbia

09/12/2014

Fortis Generation Similkameen LP has shelved plans to develop the 45- to 65-MW Similkameen River hydroelectric project on the Similkameen River in British Columbia.

Corps seeks geotechnical engineering in Northwestern Division

09/11/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites expressions of interest to provide geotechnical engineering services for dams, levees and other facilities in the Corps' Northwestern Division.

Muller named to new position with Reclamation

09/11/2014

Bruce C. Muller, Jr., is now Director of Security, Safety and Law Enforcement with the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation.

U.S. seeks firms to supply turbine maintenance platform for 2,160-MW John Day Dam

09/11/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to fabricate and supply a turbine maintenance platform for main unit turbines at 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

Vermont city buys 7.4-MW Winooski One hydroelectric project

09/10/2014

The city of Burlington has completed purchase of the 7.4-MW Winooski One hydroelectric project from developer Winooski One Partnership.

U.S., Iraqi forces repel ISIS advance on 660-MW Haditha hydropower plant

09/10/2014

The United States earlier this week launched more air strikes to help Iraqi and Sunni forces protect Haditha Dam from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Canada utility seeks dam safety spillway rehab design for 67-MW Slave Falls hydro project

09/10/2014

Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to design the dam safety rehabilitation of a spillway of the 67-MW Slave Falls hydroelectric project on the Winnipeg River in Manitoba.

FERC issues relicense for 82.3-MW Toledo Bend hydro project

09/09/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has relicensed the Toledo Bend hydroelectric project on the Sabine River including a new 1.3-MW minimum flow unit for total installed capacity of 82.3 MW.

Record rainfall straining infrastructure in American southwest

09/09/2014

Rains brought by Hurricane Norbert are causing record flooding in the southwestern United States, straining dams in Arizona and Nevada, sources report.

U.S. extends, suspends bidding for switchyard upgrades at 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

09/08/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline, and put bidding on temporary hold, to upgrade the switchyard at the 320-MW Fort Randall hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota.

U.S. seeks engineering for critical infrastructure, dam safety programs

09/08/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks applications for pre-qualification for hydraulic/hydrological engineering, modeling and design to support Corps critical infrastructure and dam safety programs.

Montana PSC approves PPL sale of 11 hydropower plants to NorthWestern Energy

09/05/2014

The Montana Public Service Commission has approved PPL Montana's sale of 11 hydroelectric plants totaling 663 MW to NorthWestern Energy.

U.S. awards gate repair contract for Raystown Dam in Pennsylvania

09/05/2014

R. Zoppo Corp. has received a $1.4 million contract to repair tainter gates at Raystown Lake Dam on the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River at Hesston.

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