News from North America

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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Studying Net Evaporation from the Eastmain-1 Reservoir

06/18/2014

A first-of-its-kind study of net evaporation at a hydroelectric facility reveals that the project has very little effect on the loss of water to the atmosphere as compared with pre-impoundment conditions.

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.

Viewpoints from the Board Room: Black & Veatch

06/18/2014

Steve Edwards - the new chairman, president and chief executive officer of Black & Veatch - discusses what he sees coming in the future of the hydropower industry in North America and abroad, and the role he sees Black & Veatch playing in that future.

How North America can Benefit from UK Know-How in Ocean Energy

06/18/2014

The United Kingdom is known for its pioneering work in wave, tidal and ocean current energy. The U.S. and Canada have vast marine resources and would benefit from partnerships with UK companies in a number of ways, including building expertise, sharing lessons learned and fostering industry growth.

Hot Products Preview

06/18/2014

A surprising number of new products are available for the hydroelectric power market. This article contains information on the unique features of just a few of those.

Forrest Kerr: A Profile of Canadian Hydropower Development

06/18/2014

As one of three newly constructed AltaGas projects in the Pacific Northwest, the 195-MW Forrest Kerr hydropower project is set to be commissioned this summer. It is one of the largest single intake run-of-river projects in North America.

What's New at HydroVision International

06/18/2014

Learn about all the great new offerings during HydroVision International 2014 in Nashville

Perspectives: Making a Personal Connection

06/18/2014

I recently attended PennWell's POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe events in Cologne, Germany. This event attracted more than 11,000 registrants ... in a time when the electric power market sector in Europe is, in a word, struggling.

Tech Briefs

06/18/2014

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology from June 2014

Hydro Currents

06/18/2014

The top hydroelectric power news for June 2014

U.S. seeks bids to supply outlet bulkheads for 6,809-MW Grand Coulee Dam

06/17/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to supply two outlet bulkheads for the 6,809-MW Grand Coulee Dam hydroelectric project in Washington.

U.S. seeks water facilities operation after Elwha River dams' removal

06/17/2014

The National Park Service seeks bids for operation and maintenance of water treatment and pumping facilities made necessary by removal of the 12-MW Elwha and 12-MW Glines Canyon dams from the Elwha River in Washington.

Bill dictates treatment of non-federal hydroelectric power on USACE infrastructure

06/16/2014

Text contained in the recently enacted Water Resources Reform and Development Act clarifies the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' regulatory process for private hydroelectric power development on federally-owned infrastructure.

Voith Hydro ships distributors, stators to AMP's Smithland hydroelectric project

06/16/2014

Voith Hydro's manufacturing plant in Hannibal, Ohio, has made a shipment of three stators and three distributors to American Municipal Power's 72-MW Smithland hydroelectric project in Kentucky.

U.S. again seeks machining of mechanical components for 115-MW Ozark hydro project

06/16/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again seeks bids to perform final machining of mechanical components for the 115-MW Ozark hydroelectric project on the Arkansas River in Arkansas.

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.

Pennsylvania announces grant program for hydroelectric power, renewable development

06/12/2014

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and the state's Department of Environmental Protection have announced a new grant and loan program designed to encourage the deployment of renewable generating technologies, including hydroelectric power.

U.S. seeks firms to install governors at 11 Northwest hydro plants

06/12/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to install new digital governors at 11 Corps hydroelectric projects in the Portland, Seattle and Walla Walla districts.

U.S. seeks firms for hydro generator machining at 198.72-MW Folsom Dam

06/11/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information on firms able to perform machining services for equipment from a hydroelectric generator at 198.72-MW Folsom Dam on California's American River.

FERC seeks dam safety earthquake engineering consultant

06/10/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeks proposals from small businesses to serve as earthquake engineering consultant to FERC's Division of Dam Safety and Inspections.

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