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    Groups break ground on Ontario's 19-MW Gitchi Animki small hydropower project


    Members of the Pic Mobert First Nation and others gathered last week to break ground on the 18.9-MW Gitchi Animki hydropower project.

    FERC hydro license amendments add 3.2 MW; third amendment seeks 170 kW


    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved hydropower license amendments for projects in Wisconsin and Michigan, increasing installed hydro capacity 3.2 MW during September.

    Voith Hydro announces promotion at York office


    Voith Hydro has announced that Stan Kocon has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer at its facility in York, effective immediately.

    Government shutdown ends after Congress moves legislation


    Congress approved a measure yesterday that will suspend the United States' debt limit until February 7, averting default and providing government funding for agencies that have been shuttered for more than two weeks.

    MWH seeks geotechnical engineer for dams, hydro projects in Oregon


    International engineer MWH invites applications for a senior geotechnical engineer to work on dams, reservoirs, hydroelectric projects, tunnels, and underground structures for water resources projects.

    Georgia's Oglethorpe Power names new president


    Prior to his selection by Oglethorpe Power, Smith has spent more than 30 years in the energy industry with experience in finance, risk control and operations.

    U.S. seeks stoplog seals for 980-MW McNary Dam


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply stoplog seal assemblies for 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

    Corps awards contract for wire rope, crane work at John Day hydropower plant


    Knight Construction & Supply Inc. has won a US$293,171 contract to replace wire rope and perform load testing for an emergency intake crane at the 2,160-MW John Day hydropower plant.

    U.S. seeks firms to perform fish passage upgrade at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to upgrade the juvenile fish passage facility at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

    Replacing a Francis Turbine Blade Damaged by Cavitation


    When years of gross cavitation at the Pointe du Bois station prompted a turbine blade replacement as opposed to a repair, Manitoba Hydro elected to replace the Francis blades in situ to reduce cost.

    New Calibration Equation for the Winter-Kennedy Piezometer System


    A new equation for calibrating data gathered using a Winter-Kennedy piezometer system, tested using data from Unit 4 at the 810-MW Lower Granite project, could provide better correlation of results than traditional methods of calibration.

    Perspectives: Let's Talk about Jobs


    Job creation. It's a top-of-mind issue for many countries throughout the world, including the U.S. and Canada.

    Hydro Currents


    Seattle passes final hurdle for FERC relicense of 1,003-MW Boundary project

    Tech Briefs


    Reclamation to install systems for control of quagga, zebra mussels

    Industry News


    FirstEnergy applies to transfer 11 plants to LS Power unit

    Canadian News


    Ontario reviewing hydroelectric potential of province's north

    The Leading Edge


    Bill introduced to aid American marine hydrokinetic industry

    R&D Forum


    First Nation to help study Tazi Twe project

    Rehabilitating the Francis Units at Chief Joseph


    The refurbishment of 10 Francis turbines at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 2,620-MW Chief Joseph hydro project has resulted in turbines operating at the highest level of performance achieved for existing designs.

    Dam Safety & Security


    Flooding causes dam safety concerns in Colorado

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