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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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Latest North America News

Women with Hydro Vision winners

2015 class of Women with Hydro Vision Award recipients announced

07/03/2015

PennWell’s Hydro Group is pleased to announce the second annual class of recipients of the Women with Hydro Vision award.

Manitoba Hydro CEO Scott Thomson stepping down

07/02/2015

Manitoba Hydro's Scott A. Thomson has announced he will step down as president and CEO of the provincial utility effective September 22.

City asks FERC to reinstate, transfer licenses for Connecticut hydro projects

07/02/2015

Under terms of an act of Congress, the town of Canton, Conn., has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reinstate the licenses of two Connecticut hydroelectric projects and to transfer the licenses to the city.

U.S. again extends bidding for arc flash mitigation at 25.5-MW Minidoka, 176.5-MW Palisades hydro projects

07/02/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation again extended bidding to provide arc flash mitigation at the 25.5-MW Minidoka and 176.564-MW Palisades hydroelectric projects in Idaho. 

U.S. Department of Commerce official Chandra Brown joins HydroVision keynote lineup

07/02/2015

Organizers of the world's largest hydroelectric power event are pleased to announce the addition of Chandra Brown, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Manufacturing with the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration, as a keynote speaker at the upcoming HydroVision International 2015 conference and exhibition.

U.S. extends call to replace generator windings at 402-MW Dworshak hydro project

07/02/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to replace generator windings of the Unit 3 turbine-generator at the 402-MW Dworshak Dam hydroelectric project in Idaho. 

Wave Energy Week will mix marine energy developers with traditional hydropower

07/01/2015

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, Democrat, has proclaimed “July 13-17, 2015 to be Oregon Wave Week in Oregon and encourages all Oregonians to join in this observance.”  

U.S. extends bidding for boat barrier at 810-MW Lower Monumental hydro project

07/01/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to construct a floating boat barrier across the Snake River above the 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam hydroelectric project in Washington.

Gregory named chair of GEI

Gregory named chairman of GEI’s board of directors

07/01/2015

Gillian M. Gregory, PhD, is the new chairman of GEI Consultants Inc.’s Board of Directors.

Alaska's 174-kW Packer Creek hydroelectric plant comes on line

06/30/2015

Alaska borough Chignik Lagoon is hoping to see decreased energy costs following the recent completion of the 174-kW Packer Creek hydroelectric plant.

Manitoba Hydro again extends call for turbine-generators at Canada's 78-MW Pointe du Bois hydro project

06/30/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro again extended the deadline for proposals to design, supply and install turbines, generators and related equipment at the 78-MW Pointe du Bois hydroelectric project on the Winnipeg River in Manitoba.

U.S. Reclamation invites small businesses to outreach event

06/29/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation invites small businesses seeking to do business with the agency to attend a small business outreach event July 13.

NHA conference site launch

Website launched for National Hydropower Association’s 2016 annual conference

06/29/2015

Only 300 days remain until the National Hydropower Association’s 2016 Annual Conference!

Dam Safety and Security

06/29/2015

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

R&D Forum

06/29/2015

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower

Marine Hydrokinetics

06/29/2015

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower

Canadian Spotlight

06/29/2015

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada

Tech Briefs

06/29/2015

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology

Mules, enemies and fog make for adventure in Grand Canyon

06/29/2015

By traveling rim hugging trail ways, visitors to the Grand Canyon have the opportunity to view the effect massive amounts of water have had on the formation of one of the natural wonders of the world. 

Barrier Technology Helps Deter Fish at Hydro Facilities

06/29/2015

Improving technology designed for deterrence offers hydroelectric facility managers options to both control and protect fish as they move through and around hydro projects.

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