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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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FERC takes input on new turbines at Portland General hydro project

03/25/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects on March 20 put out for comment an environmental assessment on a Portland General Electric project at the 136.6-MW Clackamas River Hydroelectric Project (No. 2195).

U.S. seeks turbine lantern rings for 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam

03/25/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply turbine packing box lantern rings for 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River in Washington.

DOE announces notices of intent for MHK, conventional hydroelectric power technology

03/25/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued three notices of intent to fund research for both marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) and conventional hydropower technologies.

Manitoba Hydro selects consortium to construct 695-MW Keeyask hydropower plant

03/25/2014

A team led by engineering firm Bechtel has been awarded a US$1.25 billion contract from Manitoba Hydro to construct the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric plant.

ASI-Marine unveils new tool for hydropower project tunnel inspections

03/24/2014

A new remotely operated vehicle (ROV) from Canadian manufacturer ASI-Marine Technology is capable of giving a comprehensive view of partially-flooded waterways.

Connecticut town seeks developer for 2.376-MW Upper, Lower Collinsville dams hydro project

03/24/2014

The town of Canton seeks proposals from developers to redevelop two previously licensed hydro plants, Upper Collinsville and Lower Collinsville dams on the Farmington River at Collinsville, Conn.

Corps awards contract for gantry crane rehab at Dalles hydropower project

03/24/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$2.7 million contract to Industrial Support Service LLC to refurbish a 35-ton tailrace gantry crane at the 1,780-MW Dalles hydropower project on the Columbia River.

Colorado Senate approves bipartisan small hydropower bill

03/21/2014

A bipartisan bill that could aid the development of small hydropower in Colorado has been approved by the state's Senate.

FERC approves hydrokinetic pilot license for 600-kW Admiralty Inlet tidal project

03/21/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a hydrokinetic pilot project license March 20 to the 600-kW Admiralty Inlet Pilot tidal project to be installed in Washington's Puget Sound.

Viewpoints from the Board Room: Black & Veatch

03/20/2014

Steve Edwards - the new chairman, president, and chief executive officer of global engineering, consulting and construction firm Black & Veatch - discusses what he sees coming in the future of the hydropower industry globally and the role he sees Black & Veatch playing in that future.

U.S. seeks instream flow measurement to protect fish habitat in Idaho forests

03/19/2014

The U.S. Forest Service seeks bids to perform hydrologic and aquatic resource measurement to help protect fish habitat on Forest Service lands in the Intermountain West.

OWA adds to best practices for hydroelectric power developers

03/19/2014

The Ontario Waterpower Association has released two new best management practices (BMPs) for hydroelectric power development in conjunction with Canada Water Week.

Lockheed Martin begins work on AR1500 tidal energy turbines

03/18/2014

Lockheed Martin has commenced work on a contract with tidal energy developer Atlantis Resources Ltd. that will see the global security and aerospace company provide optimization services for Atlantis' AR1500 turbine.

Upgrade Improves Usefulness of FERC Notices on HydroWorld.com

03/18/2014

Subscribers to the premium content portion of the HydroWorld.com website now can access email addresses for contacts at hydroelectric projects licensed or permitted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

U.S. land agency seeks reconstruction of Montana's Judy Dam

03/18/2014

The Bureau of Land Management seeks bids for reconstruction of Judy Dam in Valley County, Montana.

FERC licenses Nevada project, receives conduit applications for two California projects

03/17/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a license for the 750-kW Humboldt River hydropower project in Nevada and received applications for conduit exemptions for two California projects in January.

Interior provides funding for Montana's Yellowtail Afterbay hydropower project

03/17/2014

A US$655,000 grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior will help the Crow Tribe complete work on an 8 MW hydropower project at the Yellowtail Afterbay Dam.

Court dismisses claim over FERC decision on hydro facility

03/14/2014

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims on March 11 dismissed a damages action brought by the Skokomish Indian Tribe, as well as the individual members of the Tribe, deriving from the construction and operation of the Cushman Hydroelectric Project, upstream from the Tribe’s reservation in Washington state.

U.S. seeks draft tube, scroll case hoist systems at 603-MW Ice Harbor, 810-MW Lower Monumental dams

03/14/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply new draft tube and scroll case personnel hoist systems at 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam and 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

DOE announces opportunities for wave and tidal energy research funding

03/14/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy has announced two funding programs aimed at strengthening America's wave and tidal energy industry.


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