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U.S. seeks firms to supply stoplogs to 603-MW Ice Harbor, 810-MW Little Goose hydro projects

04/24/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to fabricate and deliver draft tube stoplogs for the 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam and 810-MW Little Goose Dam hydroelectric projects.

Hydropower industry needs to upgrade and “regenerate” its most precious resource: Employees

04/23/2015

As opportunities abound for employment in what is essentially a massive regeneration, rehabilitation and upgrade in the hydro-related workforce, HydroWorld.com is one of the best locations on the World Wide Web to find the industry-leading clearinghouse for hydro jobs. 

U.S. seeks governor installation at nine Northwest hydro plants

04/23/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to install new digital governors at nine Corps hydroelectric projects in the Corps' Portland and Walla Walla districts.

Thank God forces always come in pairs

04/23/2015

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. 

Database for renewable project developers

IRENA launches tool to help renewable project developers, including hydro

04/22/2015

The International Renewable Energy Agency announces the availability of its Project Navigator tool, intended to give renewable energy project developers the knowledge, tools, case studies and best practices needed to support completion of their projects.

Corps extends dam safety qualifying for Risk Management Center

04/22/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended a call for applications for pre-qualification to provide architect-engineering support on dam and levee safety projects for the Corps headquarters and its Risk Management Center. 

U.S. extends call for station service replacement at 27-MW Anderson Ranch Dam hydro project

04/21/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids to replace a station service substation and related equipment at 27-MW Anderson Ranch Dam hydro project in Idaho. 

Kevin Mulligan: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

04/20/2015

Kevin Mulligan graduated last month from University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Corps seeks dam safety support for Risk Management Center

04/20/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites applications for pre-qualification to provide architect-engineering support on dam and levee safety projects for the Corps headquarters and its Risk Management Center.

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HydroVision International 2015 keynote speakers announced

04/17/2015

The organizers of HydroVision International 2015 are pleased to announce three keynote speakers confirmed for the opening session of the upcoming conference and exhibition.

EPRI names board chair

Quinones elected chair of Electric Power Research Institute

04/17/2015

Gil C. Quinones has been elected chairman of the Board of Directors for the Electric Power Research Institute.

CDA forms working group

Canadian Dam Association forms working group to address dam design and construction

04/16/2015

The Canadian Dam Association has created a Working Group on Design and Construction to address the issues of design and construction of dams and how the subject is covered by the current Dam Safety Guidelines and associated Technical Bulletins.

U.S. seeks OS&Y valves for piping system at 980-MW McNary Dam

04/16/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply 10 valves for the piping system at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

Racine Locks and Dam hit by barge

Barge strikes lock structure at Racine Locks and Dam, with 48-MW hydro plant

04/16/2015

A riverboat towing eight barges loaded with coal struck the entrance to the lock at the Racine Locks and Dam, on the Ohio River between Ohio and West Virginia, last Saturday.

Commissioner Bay assumes FERC chairmanship

04/16/2015

Commissioner Norman C. Bay became chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission April 15 under terms of a compromise that had ensured Senate confirmation of his nomination to the commission last year.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife seeks dam safety program support

04/15/2015

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks proposals to provide technical support to its dam safety program covering more than 300 FWS dams.

CHA partnership with Canadian society

CHA partnership with Royal Canadian Geographical Society to be detailed at Forum on Hydropower

04/15/2015

The Canadian Hydropower Association is partnering with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and the exact details of this partnership will be announced on May 14, 2015, at the CHA Forum on Hydropower.

Dam Safety and Security

04/15/2015

Collection of articles covering safety and security of dams and civil structures

R&D Forum

04/15/2015

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower

Marine Hydrokinetics

04/15/2015

News related to the marine hydrokinetics industry in North America for April 2015

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