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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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NYPA recognized for restoration work at Robert Moses hydropower plant

05/29/2014

The New York Power Authority has been recognized for superior work practices related to the repair and restoration of the dam face at the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant by the Western New York Chapter of the American Concrete Institute.

FERC licenses three hydro projects totaling 121 MW

05/29/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission licensed three hydroelectric projects in Louisiana and Illinois totaling 121 MW in April.

Canada utility seeks circuit breakers for five hydro projects

05/29/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to replace low-voltage circuit breakers and related equipment at five hydroelectric projects in British Columbia.

U.S. seeks wiring replacement, tainter gate repairs at Nebraska's Harlan County Dam

05/28/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to replace electrical wiring and to repair tainter gates at Harlan County Dam in Nebraska.

U.S. seeks waterstop repairs at 494-MW Big Bend hydro project

05/27/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for remedial waterstop repairs in upstream monolith joints at the 494.3-MW Big Bend hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota.

Tidal power group FORCE adds staff, board members

05/27/2014

Two staff members and two volunteer board members have been added to the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) team.

Lisa Larson, Bao Le join HDR's hydropower practice

05/23/2014

Lisa Larson and Bao Le have joined HDR’s hydropower practice. 

NYPA trustees elect Robert F. Lurie as power authority's chief financial officer

05/23/2014

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Trustees on Thursday, May 22, elected Robert F. Lurie to serve as NYPA’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the statewide public power utility, which owns and operates 16 power plants and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines

Canada utility seeks spillway, dam core drilling at 165-MW Seven Sisters hydro project

05/23/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to perform core drilling on the spillway and concrete dam of the 165-MW Seven Sisters hydroelectric project in Manitoba.

Andritz buys hydro technology manufacturer AFI

05/23/2014

Hydroelectric power equipment manufacturer AFI Hydro Inc. has been purchased by global supplier Andritz Hydro, forming a new company, Andritz Hydro AFI Inc.

Oregon Iron Works, Vigor Industrial announce merger

05/22/2014

Industrial equipment manufacturer Oregon Iron Works and ship building and repair company Vigor Industrial have announced a plan to merge.

Holsenback to Serve as First U.S. Full-Time Director of OILES America

05/22/2014

OILES America, Corp. (OAC) recently announced the promotion of Ken Holsenback as the first U.S. full-time director. Holsenback will also be the first U.S. executive to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for OAC.

U.S. seeks firms for fire suppression systems at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam

05/22/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to supply fire suppression systems at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River in Washington.

GE unveils new exciter for 100 amp class applications

05/21/2014

General Electric's Measurement & Control unit has announced a new excitation control system that builds upon the company's established Mark VIe line.

U.S. seeks machinery, control, lighting rehab at Lower St. Anthony Falls Dam

05/21/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to replace central control station electrical equipment at its Lower St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam in Minneapolis.

Senate panel examines FERC nominees LaFleur, Bay

05/21/2014

President Obama's two nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission testified in a confirmation hearing May 20, facing senators' questions about FERC's enforcement policies and whether Obama's choice for FERC chairman, Norman C. Bay, is sufficiently experienced to replace the other nominee, Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur, as chairman.

U.S. seeks firms for turbine cavitation repair at 58-MW Clarence Cannon Dam

05/21/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform turbine cavitation repair at the 58-MW Clarence Cannon Dam hydroelectric project in northeast Missouri.

Rockslide kills five at Vietnam hydropower plant construction site

05/20/2014

Five construction workers are dead and five more are injured following a rockslide at the construction site of a hydropower project in northern Ha Giang province, according to local sources.

Canada utility extends qualifying for civil works of 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project

05/20/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro has extended the deadline for applications for qualification to construct the main civil works of the 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

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05/20/2014

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology from May 2014

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