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Voith Hydro ships distributors, stators to AMP's Smithland hydroelectric project

06/16/2014

Voith Hydro's manufacturing plant in Hannibal, Ohio, has made a shipment of three stators and three distributors to American Municipal Power's 72-MW Smithland hydroelectric project in Kentucky.

U.S. again seeks machining of mechanical components for 115-MW Ozark hydro project

06/16/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again seeks bids to perform final machining of mechanical components for the 115-MW Ozark hydroelectric project on the Arkansas River in Arkansas.

Oregon wave testing center files FERC license notice, scoping documents

06/12/2014

Oregon State University's Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center has filed a notice of intent to license and environmental scoping documents for the nation's first utility-scale, grid-connected wave energy test site.

Pennsylvania announces grant program for hydroelectric power, renewable development

06/12/2014

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and the state's Department of Environmental Protection have announced a new grant and loan program designed to encourage the deployment of renewable generating technologies, including hydroelectric power.

U.S. seeks firms to install governors at 11 Northwest hydro plants

06/12/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to install new digital governors at 11 Corps hydroelectric projects in the Portland, Seattle and Walla Walla districts.

U.S. seeks firms for hydro generator machining at 198.72-MW Folsom Dam

06/11/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information on firms able to perform machining services for equipment from a hydroelectric generator at 198.72-MW Folsom Dam on California's American River.

FERC seeks dam safety earthquake engineering consultant

06/10/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeks proposals from small businesses to serve as earthquake engineering consultant to FERC's Division of Dam Safety and Inspections.

U.S. bumps O&M bidding another month for 14-MW Philpott hydro project

06/10/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers extended the bidding deadline nearly another month to provide operation and maintenance of the Corps' 14-MW Philpott hydroelectric project in Virginia.

Corps awards concrete demolition, replacement contract for 517.8-MW Garrison Dam

06/10/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$1.3 million contract to Kovilic Construction Co. Inc. for the rehabilitation and repair work at the 517.8-MW Garrison Dam on the Missouri River in North Dakota.

Canada utility seeks powerhouse cranes for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

06/09/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to supply powerhouse cranes for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project in Manitoba.

BOEM grants lease for Gulf Stream tidal turbine tests

06/09/2014

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University have signed a five-year lease agreement with the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) allowing FAU to test small-scale ocean tidal turbines near Fort Lauderdale.

BC Hydro names new President & CEO

06/09/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro has announced the appointment of Jessica McDonald as its new President and CEO, effective July 14, ending a three-month search that began when current President and CEO Charles Reid announced his plans to retire.

Important HydroVision deadlines are approaching

06/09/2014

We've still got several weeks before reaching what I'd generally consider to be the dog days of summer, but being in a slight doldrums now just a bit over a month until HydroVision International 2014, I thought I'd take a quick second this week just to take care of a few housekeeping items.

Tri-County Water commissions 8-MW Ridgway Dam small hydropower plant

06/06/2014

Colorado's Tri-County Water Conservancy District has commissioned the 8-MW Ridgway Dam small hydropower complex.

U.S. to seek water facilities operation after Elwha River dams' removal

06/06/2014

The National Park Service plans to seek bids for operation and maintenance of water treatment and pumping facilities made necessary by removal of the 12-MW Elwha and 12-MW Glines Canyon dams from the Elwha River in Washington.

22-MW Jamie Creek hydropower plant begins commercial operation

06/05/2014

Renewable energy developer Boralex has commissioned its 22-MW Jamie Creek hydroelectric plant.

U.S. agency seeks bids to review license studies of 600-MW Susitna-Watana hydro project

06/04/2014

The National Marine Fisheries Service seeks bids to assist the agency in review of fisheries and aquatic studies for the proposed 600-MW Susitna-Watana hydroelectric project on Alaska's upper Susitna River.

Kiewit, HCMS to be featured in HydroVision International Exhibitor Showcases

06/04/2014

Now in its 20th year, the world's largest hydroelectric power event is pleased to feature two companies as part of a special Exhibiter Showcase at HydroVision International 2014 in Nashville, Tenn.

Developer asks to surrender FERC license for first U.S. wave power project, 1.5-MW Reedsport

06/04/2014

Citing financial and regulatory challenges, Ocean Power Technologies Inc. has applied to surrender the license for its 1.5-MW Reedsport OPT Wave Park, the first commercial-scale wave power project to be licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

O&M bidding further extended by U.S. for 14-MW Philpott hydro project

06/04/2014

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

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