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U.S. extends bidding for hoist systems at 603-MW Ice Harbor, 810-MW Lower Monumental dams

04/08/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for 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.

U.S. seeks firms able to perform hydropower, pumping plant engineering

04/07/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms capable of providing hydroelectric power and pumping plant engineering, design, and analysis services.

Canadian developer eyes Alberta pumped-storage hydropower projects

04/07/2014

Canadian company Turning Point Generation has announced its plan to develop an 80 MW to 150 MW pumped-storage hydropower project in Alberta.

Chesterton introduces new split seal with hydropower project applications

04/07/2014

The A.W. Chesterton Company has introduced a new product designed to combine "superior seal performance" with the ease of installation of a cartridge split seal.

Canada utility seeks dam safety reviews of three dams, hydro projects

04/04/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to conduct dam safety reviews at three dams, including sites of two hydro projects, in its Bridge River generating system in British Columbia.

U.S. seeks firms to replace relays, switchgear at 21.5-MW St. Marys Falls hydro project

04/04/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to replace protective relays and switchgear/motor control assemblies at the 21.5-MW St. Marys Falls hydro project on the St. Marys River at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

Senate committee approves hydroelectric power tax credit extension

04/03/2014

A bill that would extend tax credits for hydroelectric power was approved today by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee.

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

04/03/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms capable of performing scour damage repair at dams of three hydro projects on the Corps' McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.

FERC receives seven hydro license applications from Free Flow Power totaling 70 MW

04/03/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission received seven hydro license applications during February from Free Flow Power Corp. for projects totaling 70 MW at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams.

Investigation of cracked Wanapum Dam monolith pier continues

04/02/2014

A team has completed drilling six investigative holes into Wanapum Dam's spillway pier monolith No. 4 as the Grant County Public Utilities District continues its examining a fracture found earlier this year.

Corps awards contract for Chief Joseph Dam inclinometers

04/02/2014

Holt Services Inc. has won a US$74,825 contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform drilling to replace inclinometers monitoring what the agency called a "massive landslide" on the left bank at Chief Joseph Dam.

NHA adds DOE Secretary Moniz, FERC Commissioner Clark to annual conference lineup

04/02/2014

The National Hydropower Association is pleased to announce Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Tony Clark as speakers at the upcoming NHA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

U.S. seeks fish pump system valve, channel modification at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam

04/02/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers bids to replace a currently inaccessible 10-inch valve in the fish pump system of 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

Marine Current Turbines, Bluewater Energy to develop 2 MW tidal turbine for Bay of Fundy

04/01/2014

Siemens AG subsidiary Marine Current Turbines Ltd. and Bluewater Energy Services B.V. have agreed to develop a 2 MW tidal turbine that will be installed in Canada's Bay of Fundy.

HRF, NHA seek input from hydro industry members

04/01/2014

The Hydro Research Foundation and the National Hydropower Association are collaborating on a research and development survey of hydroelectric power industry members.

Corps Cold Regions lab seeks bids to provide support services

04/01/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to provide a broad range of support services to its Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory.

Canada seeks public comment on Tazi Twe hydroelectric project

03/31/2014

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is seeking public comment on the potential environmental effects of the proposed Tazi Twe hydroelectric plant.

Innergex, BC Hydro make changes to Upper Lillooet hydropower project

03/31/2014

Canadian power producer Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has reached agreements with utility BC Hydro regarding components of the Upper Lillooet hydropower project.

U.S. seeks biological studies in U.S. Snake, Columbia basins

03/31/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids from small firms able to perform biological studies in the Snake and Columbia river basins of the Pacific Northwest.

USSD annual conference begins next week

03/31/2014

The United States Society of Dams will convene in San Francisco this coming week for its 34th Annual Meeting and Conference.


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