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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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FERC seeks dam safety geotechnical engineering consultant

08/21/2014

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

U.S. awards turbine runner, gate replacement contracts at 80-MW Denison Dam

08/21/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded contracts for turbine runner replacement and flood gate replacement at the 80-MW Denison Dam hydroelectric project in Texas.

U.S. extends call for main bus replacement at 117-MW Keswick hydropower project

08/21/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids for main bus replacement at the 117-MW Keswick hydropower project at Keswick Dam in California.

FERC licenses 400-MW Iowa Hill pumped-storage as part of California hydro project

08/20/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has authorized construction of the 400-MW Iowa Hill pumped-storage development as part of relicensing the 637.3-MW Upper American River hydroelectric project in California.

HydroVision International 2015 announces call for abstracts, panelists

08/20/2014

HydroVision International is now accepting abstract submissions for the Technical Papers track of the 2015 conference program, Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines Managing Editor Elizabeth Ingram announces. In addition, for the second year, the organizers have issued a call for panelists for the Panel Presentation track.

Financing arranged to construct 16-MW Box Canyon hydro project in Canada

08/20/2014

Travelers Capital Corp. announced it arranged C$61 million (US$56 million) in non-recourse project financing for construction of the 16-MW Box Canyon hydroelectric project near Port Mellon, B.C.

U.S. seeks hydropower, pumping plant engineering for Corps hydro design center

08/20/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks expressions of interest to provide hydroelectric power and pumping plant engineering, design, and analysis services for its Hydroelectric Design Center and its Hydropower Analysis Center in Portland.

Khani takes position with Miller Hydro Group

08/19/2014

David Khani, formerly principal engineer/project manager with Processes Unlimited International (now Stantec) is now president and chief regulatory officer with Miller Hydro Group.

U.S. seeks gate installation, fabrication at Montgomery Locks and Dam

08/19/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids from firms to install replacement gates, and to fabricate the gates, at the Corps' Montgomery Locks and Dam on the Ohio River near Beaver, Pa.

U.S. seeks transformer, electrical upgrades at 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam

08/18/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform transformer and electrical equipment upgrades at the first and second powerhouses of 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam in Oregon and Washington.

Water releases from Lake Powell to Lake Mead to increase, USBR says

08/18/2014

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will increase its water releases from Lake Powell to Lake Mead in Water Year 2015, following the recent completion of its monthly operational study.

Karen Studarus: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

08/18/2014

This is the second in a series of profiles provided by the Hydro Researdh Foundation that highlight potential future members of the hydroelectric power industry.

The blog in which I make a lengthy metaphor about the current state of the Hydro Group

08/17/2014

I found myself feeling more than a bit sentimental earlier this week when, upon sending an email to a coworker, I received an out-of-office reply saying, "I will be unable to answer messages today as I am helping move my daughter to college."

U.S. extends call for rapid-response work on dams, infrastructure in eastern states

08/15/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to perform rapid-response services to repair and rehabilitate dams, reservoirs, and flood and hurricane protection projects in the eastern United States.

U.S. again extends bidding for fish passage overhaul at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam

08/15/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again extended the deadline for bids to perform major construction to upgrade the juvenile fish passage facility at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

Arizona contractor to tune power stabilizers, exciters at 132.3-MW Gavins Point Dam

08/15/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to William Koronka of Phoenix, Ariz., to perform tuning of power system stabilizers and exciters at 132.3-MW Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River.

Corps provides guidance on Section 408 approval process

08/14/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued an Engineering Circular that provides guidance on how it will process requests from non-Corps entities to alter USACE-owned civil works projects.

U.S. extends bidding for switchyard upgrades at 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

08/14/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to upgrade the switchyard at the 320-MW Fort Randall hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota.

U.S. seeks wiring replacement at Nebraska's Harlan County Dam

08/14/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again seeks bids to replace electrical wiring at Harlan County Dam in Nebraska, this time opening bidding to all firms.

Innergex, First Nations to develop six British Columbia small hydro projects

08/14/2014

Hydro developer Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has signed an agreement with the In-SHUCK-ch Nation to develop six run-of-river hydroelectric projects totaling 150 MW in British Columbia.


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