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    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

    Underwater technology company expands operation


    Underwater technology developer EdgeTech has expanded its main office in West Wareham, Mass., giving the company more than 30,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space.

    DOE's Energy Information Administration closed due to government shutdown


    The U.S. Department of Energy has shut down the Energy Information Administration, effective October 11, due to the lapse in appropriations caused by Congress's failure to pass a new federal budget.

    U.S. resets site visit for turbine runner replacement at 80-MW Denison Dam


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has rescheduled a site visit for bidders to replace two turbine runners at the 80-MW Denison Dam hydroelectric project in Texas.

    Nalcor Energy awards contract for construction of Muskrat Falls hydropower project civil works


    Italian contractor Astaldi has been a contract worth about US$962 million for the construction of major civil works for Canada's 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project.

    U.S. seeks firms to supply draft tube bulkheads for 980-MW McNary Dam


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on small firms capable of supplying draft tube bulkheads for 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

    NB Power hires group to evaluate future of 672-MW Mactaquac hydropower plant


    Canadian utility NB Power has sought the services of a group of internationally recognized scientists in determining future options for its 672-MW Mactaquac hydropower project.

    FERC receives draft application for 260-MW Mineville underground pumped-storage project


    Developer Moriah Hydro Corp. has filed a draft hydropower license application, seeking Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval of the 260-MW Mineville pumped-storage project, to be located completely underground in an abandoned mine complex in New York.

    Knight Construction wins contract for gate rehab at Green Peter hydropower plant


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$3.5 million contract to Knight Construction & Supply Inc. for tainter gate rehabilitation at the 80-MW Green Peter hydropower project in Oregon.

    Work progresses on NYPA's Lewiston pumped-storage project modernizations


    Upgrades to the first of 12 pump-turbines at the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant's 240-MW Lewiston Pump-Generation Plant (LPGP) were completed earlier this week, the New York Power Authority has announced.

    BC Hydro seeks crane upgrades for 1,000-MW expansion of Mica hydro project


    Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids for maintenance and upgrades to two overhead gantry cranes needed for a 1,000-MW expansion of the 1,085-MW Mica hydroelectric project on the Columbia River in British Columbia.

    U.S. again extends bidding to replace switchgear, electrical equipment at 428-MW Hungry Horse Dam


    The Bureau of Reclamation again extended the deadline for bids to replace switchgear and related electrical equipment at the 428-MW Hungry Horse hydroelectric project in Montana.

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