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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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Hydro technology supplier JHP signs exclusive import deal with China's Tianjin Tianfa

07/11/2014

A recently signed deal between California-based importer JHP & Associates Inc. and Chinese manufacturer Tianjin Tianfa gives North American hydropower project developers a new option for components and equipment.

U.S. seeks firms to supply transformers for 1,780-MW Dalles Dam

07/11/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to supply 19 transformers for 1,780-MW Dalles Dam on the Columbia River.

Corps awards contract to modify fish channel at 810-MW Lower Granite hydropower project

07/11/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$2.7 million contract to Engineered Heavy Services LLC to modify a juvenile fish collection channel at the 810-MW Lower Granite hydropower project.

Reservoir behind Hoover Dam dips to historic low

07/10/2014

The drought impacting the southwestern United States has caused Nevada's Lake Mead to dip to its lowest water levels since the Hoover Dam was completed in the 1930s, according to Bureau of Reclamation officials.

U.S. seeks gate repairs at Raystown Dam in Pennsylvania

07/10/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to repair tainter gates at Raystown Lake Dam on the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River at Hesston.

FERC reaffirms geographic limits on municipal preference

07/09/2014

Faced with challenges from major public power organizations, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has upheld its ruling establishing geographic limits on the granting of municipal preference in the issuance of preliminary permits to study developing hydroelectric projects.

Colorado's Big Thompson hydroelectric plant reopens after flood damages

07/09/2014

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said the Big Thompson hydroelectric power plant in Colorado is back online after a September flood caused damages.

Canada utility seeks engineering to refurbish Salmon River Dam

07/09/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids for engineering design services to refurbish Salmon River Diversion Dam in British Columbia.

Hawaiian co-op expresses interest in small hydro, pumped-storage projects

07/09/2014

Power generated by a new Gay & Robinson Inc. small hydropower project on Lauai's Olokele Ditch will be purchased by the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, according to a tentative agreement from the co-op's board of directors.

ASDSO awards two scholarships for dam safety work

07/09/2014

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials has selected Jamie Bond and Emily Keck as the recipients of its 2014-15 Senior Undergraduate Scholarship.

U.S. seeks firms to install gates at Montgomery Locks and Dam

07/08/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to install replacement gates at the Corps' Montgomery Locks and Dam on the Ohio River near Beaver, Pa.

MWH Global awarded contract for Sacramento River fish screen construction

07/07/2014

Consulting firm MWH Global has been awarded a US$5.15 million contract to provide construction management and engineering services by Reclamation District 2035 for its Joint Intake and Fish Screen Project.

BC Hydro seeks stakeholder services for large projects

07/03/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to provide stakeholder engagement services when required for its large infrastructure projects in British Columbia.

First Nations, CEBC sign agreement for small hydro development in British Columbia

07/03/2014

A memorandum of understanding signed this past week sets up an agreement between BC First Nations and the Clean Energy Association of BC (CEBC) to cooperate in developing British Columbia's renewable sector, including hydroelectric power.

U.S. seeks refurbishment of cooling water systems at 140-MW Trinity hydro project

07/02/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to rebuild the cooling water strainers used in the generator and bearing cooling water systems at the 140-MW Trinity hydroelectric project on the Trinity River in California.

FWEE invites public to learn more about hydropower projects with geocaching

07/02/2014

The Foundation for Water & Energy Education is offering a new program to help encourage the public to learn about hydroelectric power projects within America's Pacific Northwest.

FERC relicenses 336-MW Cabin Creek Pumped-Storage, issues two more licenses in May

07/02/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission relicensed the 336-MW Cabin Creek Pumped-Storage project, issued original licenses for small projects in New York and Idaho, and received applications for two more projects in Alaska and Oregon during May.

Black Rock Tidal releases details for Bay of Fundy ocean power project

07/02/2014

German marine propulsion manufacturer Schottel has announced details of a 2.5 MW ocean power demonstration berth its subsidiary Black Rock Tidal Power, Inc. plans to install in Canada's Bay of Fundy.

U.S. seeks firms for electrical equipment replacement at 525-MW Libby Dam

07/01/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms capable of replacing electrical distribution equipment at 525-MW Libby Dam and powerhouse on the Kootenai River in Montana.

Voith Hydro wins contract for Center Hill Dam turbine-generator unit rehab

07/01/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineershas awarded a US$47.2 million contract to Voith Hydro Inc. to refurbish turbine-generators at the 135-MW Center Hill Dam in Tennessee.

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