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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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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.

Inaugural class of Women with Hydro Vision Award recipients announced

07/01/2014

The PennWell Hydro Group is pleased to announce the inaugural class of recipients of the Women with Hydro Vision award.

U.S. seeks scour repair at three hydro projects on Arkansas' McClellan-Kerr system

07/01/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform scour damage repair at dams of three hydro projects on the Corps' McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.

Nautricity, Fundy Tidal teaming up for Nova Scotia ocean energy project

06/30/2014

Ocean energy developers Nautricity Ltd. and Fundy Tidal Inc. have signed a memorandum of understanding to construct a 500 kW tidal power project in Nova Scotia's Petit Passage.

Innergex completes acquisition of 30.5-MW Sainte-Marguerite 1 hydropower plant

06/30/2014

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. and the Desjardins Group Pension Plan have completed their acquisition of the 30.5-MW Sainte-Marguerite 1 hydropower plant from the Hydromega Group.

U.S. seeks tuning of power stabilizers, exciters at 132.3-MW Gavins Point Dam

06/27/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform tuning of power system stabilizers and exciters at 132.3-MW Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River.

Unintentional state waiver lets FERC pre-empt state Coastal Zone rules

06/26/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a declaratory order that FERC hydropower licensing under the Federal Power Act pre-empts state regulation under the Coastal Zone Management Act in an instance in which the state of Washington unintentionally waived its CZMA permit authority.

Grant PUD updates status of Wanapum Dam repairs

06/26/2014

Contractors are working around the clock in preparation for final reinforcing repairs of a cracked Wanapum Dam spillway, operator Grant County Public Utilities District said.

U.S. extends bidding for mechanical component machining at 115-MW Ozark hydro project

06/26/2014

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

HydroVision International technical tour registration deadline extended to July 2

06/26/2014

The deadline to register for each of HydroVision International 2014's three technical tours has been extended to Wednesday, July 2, but space is limited and filling quickly.

FERC licenses 1,300-MW Eagle Mountain Pumped-Storage project

06/25/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued an original license to the 1,300-MW Eagle Mountain Pumped-Storage project, proposed for an inactive iron mine in Riverside County, Calif.

Navigant Consulting earns industry honors

06/25/2014

Chicago-based Navigant has earned a number of honors in the Corporate INTL Awards.

U.S. seeks firms for dam safety geotechnical, drilling work

06/25/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Huntington District seeks information on firms able to perform dam safety geotechnical and drilling work at Corps facilities throughout the United States.

HydroVision International: A cornucopia of events “under one roof”

06/25/2014

A stator winding maintenance workshop. A 5K fun run. Meetings of multiple organizations affiliated with the hydroelectric power industry. Research updates and findings. These and many more co-located events are being offered “under one roof” with HydroVision International 2014 in Nashville.

Canada utility seeks civil construction to refurbish turbine-generator at 133-MW Great Falls hydro project

06/25/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to perform civil construction related to refurbishment of the Unit 4 turbine-generator at the 133-MW Great Falls hydroelectric project in Manitoba.

DOE report explores relationship between water and power generation

06/20/2014

A new U.S. Department of Energy report focuses on the connections between water and its role in energy production and generation, including hydroelectric power.

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