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Adrian Smith
Rep. Adrian Smith introduces Small-Scale Hydropower Enhancement Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Adrian Smith, R-Neb., introduces the Small-Scale Hydropower Enhancement Act. The bill is designed to encourage and promote efforts to produce more hydropower from smaller sources.
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New Development
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Emerson wins contract to modernize 100 Ukraine hydroelectric turbine generators
PITTSBURGH, PA. -- Emerson Process Management is awarded a US28 million contract from UkrHydroEnergo for automation systems to manage and control 100 turbine generators in nine hydroelectric power plants. UkrHydroEnergo is the main hydropower generating company of Ukraine.
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Hydro Hall of Fame
Featured video of the week
Video: North American hydro projects recognized for their contributions to the hydropower industry are inducted into the Hydro Hall of Fame.
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HydroVision International
Call for abstracts announced for HydroVision International 2011 in California
TULSA, Okla. -- Following the conclusion of a record-setting HydroVision International 2010 in Charlotte, N.C., a call for abstracts is announced for HydroVision International 2011. HydroVision International 2011 will take place the week of July 18 in Sacramento, California. For more information, click here.
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NHPC Ltd.
NHPC begins Sewa II hydropower project operations in India
FARIDABAD, India -- Hydroelectric power firm NHPC Ltd. commences commercial operations of all three units of the 120-MW Sewa II hydropower project in Jammu and Kashmir. For more information, click here.
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Technology & Equipment
Estreito hydro project in Brazil to begin test operations in December
BRASILIA, Brazil -- Brazil's 1,087-MW Estreito hydro plant will begin test operations in December, a spokesperson for the consortium building the hydropower project reports.
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Hydro turbine
New method to determine turbine absolute flow and absolute efficiency data
A new method is available to convert relative index test data into absolute flow and absolute efficiency data, without actually measuring absolute flow.
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In Focus
GE wins Caconde hydropower plant control system contract in Brazil
FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- GE Energy's Control Solutions business signs a contract for the first Mark VIe Hydro Integrated Control System to be installed in Brazil. For more information, click here.
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Tech Notes: Technique to measure water content in the snow cover
A new snow gauge developed by Electricite de France (EDF) uses cosmic radiation to measure the amount of water in the snow cover.
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Oregon utility-scale wave energy hydro station closer to fruition
PENNINGTON, N.J. -- Coming on the heels of OPT Inc.'s announcement that its England-based subsidiary was awarded GBP 1.5 million (US2.3 million) for the development of its next-generation wave power system, the wave energy hydropower developer announces that it is getting closer to deploying its technology in the U.S.
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