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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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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.

U.S. seeks firms to replace generator-motor stators at 600-MW Carters Dam

04/17/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to manufacture replacement stator components at Carters Pumped-Storage facility, part of the 600-MW Carters Dam hydroelectric project in Georgia.

FERC backs state in blocking 401 certification for 739.182-MW Catawba-Wateree hydro project

04/17/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has agreed with a South Carolina appeals court that found the state did not waive its right to issue water quality certification necessary for the relicensing of Duke Energy's 739.182-MW Catawba-Wateree hydroelectric project.

Corps seeks arc flash analysis at Tulsa District hydro projects

04/17/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites expressions of interest to perform short circuit and arc flash analysis at various facilities, including its hydroelectric projects in the Corps' Tulsa District.

Modified fish ladders working, Grant PUD says

04/17/2014

Modifications to the Wanapum and Rock Island Dam fish ladders appear to be successful, according to initial results reported by the Grant County Public Utilities District.

U.S. reissues PIT tag tender for Northwest fish passage studies

04/16/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply more than 1 million passive integrated transponder tags for fish passage monitoring in the Columbia River Basin.

ASDSO, ASCE meet with Alabama officials to discuss dam safety bill

04/16/2014

Experts from the Association of State Dam Safety Officials and the American Society of Civil Engineers met with officials from Alabama to discuss the implementation of a state dam safety program.

U.S. seeks firms for digital governor commissioning at Northwest hydro plants

04/16/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to providing digital governor commissioning and training services at Corps hydroelectric projects in the Portland, Seattle and Walla Walla districts.

Floods affecting northeastern dams, hydropower plants

04/16/2014

Flooding along the central New York/Pennsylvania border is causing concern for dam and hydropower project operators.

Canada utility seeks shore stations for two hydro projects

04/16/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to construct two shore stations interconnecting two hydroelectric projects in Manitoba.

NYPA releases annual report

04/16/2014

The 2013 Annual Report released by the New York Power Authority earlier this week reveals that the utility is in a strong financial position and a leading provider of low-cost electricity.

U.S. seeks operation and maintenance of 14-MW Philpott hydro project

04/15/2014

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

Hydro-Quebec celebrates 70th birthday

04/15/2014

Canadian utility Hydro-Quebec celebrated its 70th anniversary earlier this week, noting that hydroelectric power was and continues to be part of the company's success.

Apple acquires 45-Mile small hydropower project

04/15/2014

Electronics giant Apple has acquired a small hydroelectric plant near the company's data center in Prineville, Ore.


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