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    Hydro-Quebec seeks bids to build dam for 395-MW Romaine 3 hydroelectric project

    09/24/2013

    Canadian utility Hydro-Quebec seeks bids to build a dam and other civil works for the 395-MW Romaine 3 hydroelectric project on the Romaine River in Canada's Quebec Province.

    IHA examines Manitoba's 695-MW Keeyask hydropower plant

    09/23/2013

    Manitoba Hydro's 695-MW Keeyask Generating Station has earned the distinction of becoming the first North American hydropower project to be evaluated under the International Hydropower Association's Sustainability Assessment Protocol.

    Baltimore Hydraulics wins contract for gate hoist rehab work at 10-MW Fontenelle hydropower plant

    09/23/2013

    The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a contract to Baltimore Hydraulics Inc. to refurbish radial spillway gate hoists at the 10-MW Fontenelle Dam on the Green River in Wyoming.

    Canada utility seeks turbine-generator overhaul at 88-MW Pine Falls hydro project

    09/23/2013

    Provincial utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids for turbine-generator overhaul at the 88-MW Pine Falls hydroelectric project on the Winnipeg River in Canada's Manitoba Province.

    U.S. further extends bid date for dam safety cutoff wall at East Branch Dam

    09/23/2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers set another bid deadline for dam safety work to construct a deep cutoff wall at East Branch Dam on the East Branch Clarion River in Pennsylvania.

    HydroVision International 2014 call for abstracts deadline extended

    09/20/2013

    The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines have extended the HydroVision International 2014 call for abstracts following a surge in interest from those interested in presenting technical papers or participating on panel presentations.

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

    09/20/2013

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

    Reclamation awards contract for Red Bluff Diversion Dam removal

    09/20/2013

    The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a US$3.28 million contract to E.C. Smith Inc. to decommission the Red Bluff Diversion Dam on California's Sacramento River.

    Ranking GOP senator opposes Obama nominee for FERC chairman

    09/19/2013

    At the close of a confirmation hearing for President Obama's nominee to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, ranking Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced she would be unable to support nomination of controversial Colorado consultant Ronald J. Binz to the commission.

    Corps awards contract for fish protection work at Dalles hydropower plant

    09/19/2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$369,182 contract to McMillen LLC for fishway modifications at the 1,780 Dalles hydropower project on the Columbia River.

    All hydroelectric power industry members invited to special webcast

    09/19/2013

    The organizers of Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo North America invite all members of the hydroelectric power industry to attend a special webcast that will discuss many of the issues facing project developers and operators.

    Photos from HydroVision International 2013 available now on Flickr

    09/18/2013

    Did you attend or exhibit at HydroVision International 2013 in Denver?

    U.S. calls conference on endangered species studies for Northwest hydroelectric system

    09/18/2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a pre-proposal conference on a proposed solicitation for biological studies in the Pacific Northwest involving endangered species in the federal hydroelectric system.

    Small hydropower developer Eagle Creek closes US$100 million in new financing

    09/18/2013

    Eagle Creek Renewable Energy has closed an equity financing of up to US$100 million that will be used to fund acquisitions, development projects and the company's growth in the hydroelectric power sector.

    U.S. Hydrologic Engineering Center seeks analysis, modeling, software

    09/17/2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids from small businesses to provide hydrologic and hydraulic planning analysis, modeling, software development, and other services for its Hydrologic Engineering Center.

    Corps awards contract for transformer replacement at Gavins Point hydropower plant

    09/17/2013

    Yellowstone Electric Co. has won a US$1.8 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to install three generator step-up transformers and related equipment at the 132.3-MW Gavins Point hydropower plant in South Dakota's Missouri River.

    Konnowac wins award for spillway weir modifications at 810-MW Lower Monumental hydropower plant

    09/17/2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have awarded a US$135,750 contract to Konnowac LLC for spillway weir modifications at the 810-MW Lower Monumental hydropower plant in Washington.

    Reclamation awards contract for electrical system work at Grand Coulee hydropower project

    09/16/2013

    The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a contract worth US$399,375 to Western Electrical Services Inc. to supply remote breaker racking systems and breaker remote switch operator systems for the 6,809-MW Grand Coulee hydropower project.

    U.S. calls conference on turbine wicket gate seals work at 49-MW Lost Creek Dam

    09/16/2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a pre-solicitation conference to obtain contractor information about plans to replace turbine wicket gate seals at 49-MW Lost Creek Dam on Oregon's Rogue River.

    Oiles America showcasing bushings, bearings at HydroVision Brasil 2013

    09/16/2013

    Oiles America Corporation, a world leader in self-lubricating bearings and bushings, is inviting all HydroVision Brasil 2013 attendees to attend a special Exhibitor Showcase that will take place during the conference and exhibition.


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