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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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Latest North America News

R&D Forum

04/24/2014

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower from April 2014

Canadian News

04/24/2014

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada from April 2014

Industry News

04/24/2014

News on hydroelectric power, pumped storage and more for April 2014

Marine Hydrokinetics

04/24/2014

News related to the marine hydrokinetics industry in North America for April 2014

Optimizing Generation: Removing Sediment at Monroe Street Dam

04/23/2014

To deal with heavy debris build-up at Monroe Street Dam in 2012, Avista Utilities worked to remove and relocate large rocks and sediment from the dam's intake screens, ensuring optimal flow and steady generating capacity.

From the Boardroom: Marc Gerken, American Municipal Power

04/23/2014

American Municipal Power is paving the way in new hydroelectric development in the U.S., with four projects under construction that will add more than 300 MW of capacity. Read on to learn why the company believes hydropower is the way to go.

Renovation Marries History, Technology and Environment

04/23/2014

The Snoqualmie Falls project in Washington State has undergone an extensive renovation and upgrade program that includes additional power generation, an enhanced experience for visitors and better fish protection.

Common Goal: Partnership Between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and TVA

04/23/2014

Over the past 80 years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Authority have engaged in a dynamic partnership to promote and expand hydropower in the Cumberland and Tennessee river basins.

Phase Checking a Generator after Replacing Instrument Transformers

04/23/2014

This article will explain proper procedures for ensuring a synchronous AC generating unit is in phase with the system when the generator breaker is first closed after work on protection system instrument transformers or after a unit rewind.

Endangered Species Consultation: Why Does it Take so Long?

04/23/2014

Navigating through the stages of licensing or relicensing a hydropower project can be a lengthy process. However, there are steps to make the endangered species consultation portion easier to manage.

Perspectives: Make Your Voice Heard!

04/23/2014

This special edition of Hydro Review is being distributed at the National Hydropower Association's Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. During the conference's opening session, attendees are celebrating the hydro industry's "big win" in 2013 - passage of two hydro-related pieces of legislation by huge margins in both the Senate and the House.

U.S. seeks spillway channel excavation at Canton Lake Dam

04/23/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform the remaining excavation that will allow flows into a new auxiliary spillway at Canton Lake Dam on the North Canadian River in Oklahoma.

Hydro Currents

04/23/2014

The latest hydroelectric power news and information for April 2014

California utility seeks design, engineering for 2.7-MW New Slab Creek hydro plant

04/22/2014

Sacramento Municipal Utility District seeks bids to provide owner's engineering services for development of the 2.7-MW New Slab Creek powerhouse in California.

Snohomish PUD could save millions with damless hydropower project

04/22/2014

The Snohomish County Public Utilities District No. 1 will be able to save itself US$10 million by not constructing a dam, weir or other barriers as part of a proposed 30 MW hydroelectric project on Washington's South Fork Skykomish River.

U.S. extends bidding for operation and maintenance of 14-MW Philpott hydro project

04/22/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids from small businesses to provide operation and maintenance of the Corps' 14-MW Philpott hydroelectric project in Virginia.

Corps awards contract for Isabella Dam stone processing, testing

04/21/2014

Santos Excavation Inc. has been awarded a US$823,075 contract to perform stone processing and aggregate testing at the site of the Isabella Dam on California's Kern River.

Canada utility seeks civil engineering for dams, other facilities

04/21/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids for a broad range of civil engineering services to its dams, hydroelectric projects and other facilities in Manitoba.

DOE announces new opportunities for hydroelectric power technology developers

04/21/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy has made a pair of announcements designed to promote the development of hydroelectric power and other renewable energy technologies in support of the Obama administration's "all-of-the-above" plan.

In-Situ announces new water, temperature logger

04/21/2014

Technology developer In-Situ Inc. has announced the development of a new water level and temperature data logger.


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