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    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.

    U.S. seeks firms for spillway gate maintenance at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam

    04/15/2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform spillway gate lifecycle maintenance at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River in Washington.

    Workforce replacement, retention coming to the forefront

    04/14/2014

    For those who might have missed the January issue of Hydro Review magazine, there's a fantastic -- albeit alarming -- study presented by two research associates from Washington State University's Energy Program that details the decline in the Pacific Northwest's electric power workforce.

    Hydro Hall of Fame extends 2014 nomination deadline

    04/14/2014

    The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines have extended the call for nominations for the Hydro Hall of Fame to April 25, 2014.

    U.S. seeks concrete demolition, replacement at 517.8-MW Garrison Dam

    04/14/2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for demolition and replacement of spillway chute slab and stilling basin concrete as well as joint and subdrain repairs at 517.8-MW Garrison Dam on the Missouri River in North Dakota.

    New York Power Authority to relicense 1,160-MW pumped-storage hydro facility

    04/11/2014

    The New York Power Authority filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 10 a notice of a plan to seek a new license for the 1,160-MW Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Project.

    Inspector general orders FERC to restrict sensitive power system information

    04/11/2014

    Citing lapses in control of sensitive power system information, the Energy Department's Office of Inspector General has ordered the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to take immediate steps to protect national security information pertaining to the bulk power system, which in some cases includes hydroelectric facilities.

    U.S. extends bidding for fall protection upgrade at 1,780-MW Dalles Dam

    04/11/2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to upgrade the fall protection system at 1,780-MW Dalles Dam on the Columbia River.

    Canada utility qualifies civil works constructors for 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project

    04/10/2014

    Canadian utility BC Hydro invites applications for qualification to construct the main civil works of the 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

    Brookfield Renewable completes acquisition of 417-MW Safe Harbor hydropower plant

    04/10/2014

    Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. and its institutional partners have completed their acquisition of the 417-MW Safe Harbor hydropower plant.


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