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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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New York: Construction to start by 2016 on 14.08-MW Cannonsville hydro project

09/19/2014

New York City's Department of Environmental Protection formally announced plans to proceed with construction of the 14.08-MW Cannonsville hydroelectric project on an existing city water supply dam on the West Branch of the Delaware River in Delaware County, N.Y.

U.S. seeks turbine, generator bearings for hydro projects in Northwest

09/19/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for babbitted bearing refurbishment and replacement at Corps hydroelectric projects in the Pacific Northwest.

U.S. aid agency seeks engineering firms for worldwide work including hydropower

09/18/2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks information on small businesses able to provide design, construction supervision and other services for worldwide USAID projects including water resources work and hydroelectric dams.

Firms sought for environmental, engineering work at Corps dams, other sites in Southeast

09/18/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform planning, environmental and engineering services at hydroelectric projects, dams, and other facilities in its Savannah District.

U.S. TVA draws down reservoir for dam safety seismic study of 160-MW Pickwick Landing Dam

09/17/2014

The Tennessee Valley Authority is accelerating the annual drawdown of the reservoir of 160-MW Pickwick Landing Dam in the Southeast United States for a dam safety seismic study.

U.S. seeks gate roller chains for three hydro projects in Northwest

09/17/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to fabricate and supply intake gate roller chains for three major hydroelectric projects on the Snake and Columbia rivers.

Corps ups releases at four hydro projects to reduce Missouri River flood risk

09/16/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is increasing water releases at the four hydropower projects on the Missouri River to reduce flood risks from heavy late summer rains.

U.S. extends calls for penstock valves, wicket gate seals for 49-MW Lost Creek Dam

09/16/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadlines for bids to supply replacement penstock butterfly valves and wicket gate seals at 49-MW Lost Creek Dam on Oregon's Rogue River.

Voith Hydro wins contract for Priest Rapids hydro turbine rehabilitations

09/16/2014

Voith Hydro has been awarded a contract to rehabilitate and upgrade 10 Kaplan turbine units at Washington's 912-MW Priest Rapids hydropower plant.

Report: FERC nominee's confirmation hearing on hold due to spouse's death

09/15/2014

A Senate confirmation hearing is on hold due to the death of the husband of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission nominee Colette Honorable, political news website Politico reported.

Wanapum Dam rehabilitation continues with anchor tendon installation

09/15/2014

Grant County Public Utilities District and its contractors have completed the installation of the first steel anchor tendon at the Wanapum Dam.

Have you seen the new look of our newsletter?

09/15/2014

If you're a frequent visitor to HydroWorld.com, you've probably noticed that we recently unveiled a fresh design that we think improves the site's readability on computers, allows it to perform better on mobile devices, and, frankly, just makes it look a lot better.

Canada invests in First Nation's 4.4-MW Winchie Creek hydro project

09/15/2014

The Canadian government announced it is investing C$554,487 (US$502,391) in the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation's 4.4-MW Winchie Creek hydroelectric project to be built in British Columbia.

Alterra completes financing for 62-MW Jimmie Creek hydro plant, wind project

09/12/2014

Alterra Power Corp. has closed a C$110 million (US$100.5 million) loan facility to finance construction of the 62-MW Jimmie Creek hydro plant in British Columbia and the 204-MW Shannon wind power project in Texas.

Developer shelves 65-MW Similkameen hydropower plant in British Columbia

09/12/2014

Fortis Generation Similkameen LP has shelved plans to develop the 45- to 65-MW Similkameen River hydroelectric project on the Similkameen River in British Columbia.

Corps seeks geotechnical engineering in Northwestern Division

09/11/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites expressions of interest to provide geotechnical engineering services for dams, levees and other facilities in the Corps' Northwestern Division.

Muller named to new position with Reclamation

09/11/2014

Bruce C. Muller, Jr., is now Director of Security, Safety and Law Enforcement with the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation.

U.S. seeks firms to supply turbine maintenance platform for 2,160-MW John Day Dam

09/11/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to fabricate and supply a turbine maintenance platform for main unit turbines at 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

Vermont city buys 7.4-MW Winooski One hydroelectric project

09/10/2014

The city of Burlington has completed purchase of the 7.4-MW Winooski One hydroelectric project from developer Winooski One Partnership.

U.S., Iraqi forces repel ISIS advance on 660-MW Haditha hydropower plant

09/10/2014

The United States earlier this week launched more air strikes to help Iraqi and Sunni forces protect Haditha Dam from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.


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