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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.

Hydro Hall of Fame who's who of industry history

03/13/2014

For those who have never traveled to America's heartland or might otherwise be unfamiliar with it, there's an old honky-tonk located on the corner of Easton and Main in Tulsa called Cain's Ballroom.

U.S. seeks firms to supply gate roller chains for three hydro projects

03/13/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to fabricate and supply intake gate roller chains for three major hydroelectric projects on the Snake and Columbia rivers.

Evaluations continue at Grant PUD's Wanapum Dam

03/13/2014

The Grant County Public Utilities District will work with contractor Kuney-Goebel JV and subcontractors to begin investigative drilling after a crack was discovered in Wanapum Dam's pier monolith No. 4 in February.

Hydro Ottawa announces expansion of Chaudiere Falls hydroelectric project

03/13/2014

Hydro Ottawa has been awarded a 40-year power purchase agreement that will allow for a 29 MW expansion of the Chaudiere Falls hydroelectric plant.

U.S. to seek design, replacement of gates at 80-MW Denison Dam

03/12/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids for design-build replacement of three flood gates at the 80-MW Denison Dam hydroelectric project in Texas.

Small hydropower coming to Ontario's Twelve Mile Creek

03/12/2014

City and province officials have approved the construction of a new small hydropower project along Twelve Mile Creek in St. Catharines, Ontario.

OWA seeks abstracts for 2014 Power of Water Canada conference

03/11/2014

The Ontario Waterpower Association has issued a call for abstracts in anticipation of OWA's annual Power of Water Canada conference.

U.S. seeks design, habitat creation projects on Lower Colorado River

03/11/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation invites applications for qualification to perform design and construction of habitat creation projects on the Lower Colorado River in three states.

Canadian Dam Association accepting abstracts for 2014 conference

03/10/2014

The Canadian Dam Association is now inviting abstracts for papers and presentations for the 2014 CDA Conference.

FERC counsel comments to Senate panel on marine, hydrokinetic bill

03/10/2014

A lawyer for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission commented to a Senate panel on a marine and hydrokinetic energy research bill and reviewed FERC's actions to promote development of hydrokinetic pilot projects.

World Bank's Meike van Ginneken to speak during HydroVision International keynote

03/10/2014

The organizers of HydroVision International 2014 are pleased to announce that Meike van Ginneken of the World Bank will participate as a keynote speaker at the upcoming conference and exhibition in Nashville, Tenn.

Senior hydro engineer sought for consultant's California office

03/10/2014

Environmental and natural resources management consultant Cardno ENTRIX seeks applications for a senior hydropower engineer to work in the firm's Concord office.


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