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Atlantis turbine
Marine hydro firm Atlantis unveils largest, most powerful tidal turbine
LONDON, England -- Marine hydro developer Atlantis Resources Corporation unveils the AK1000, the largest and most powerful tidal power turbine ever built.
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New Development
Merger deal
GDF Suez, International Power enter into merger deal
PARIS, France -- France's gas and electric utility GDF Suez SA enters into a merger deal with Britain's International Power. The move would create the world's largest independent power producer, with more than 66,000 MW of capacity.
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Kristina Johnson
Featured video of the week
Video: U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary for Energy Kristina Johnson addresses attendees at the National Hydropower Association's 2010 annual conference.
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Hydro-Quebec
Hydro-Quebec, Vermont utilities sign long-term hydropower deal
ESSEX, Vt. -- Vermont's two largest utilities sign a contract to buy hydroelectric power from provincial utility Hydro-Quebec for 26 years. For more information, click here.
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Kashkhatau hydro plant in Russia to launch at end of August 2010
NALCHIK, Russia -- RusHydro, Russia's largest hydroelectric power producer, plans to launch the Kashkhatau hydropower plant in the Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria on Aug. 31, 2010. For more information, click here.
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Technology & Equipment
EIB, Ethiopian government halt cooperation on Gibe III hydro project
LUXEMBOURG -- The European Investment Bank confirms it has stopped funding environmental and social impact studies for the Gibe III hydroelectric power project in Ethiopia, as the Ethiopian government has found alternative sources of finance.
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Dalles spillwall
The Dalles Dam: A safer place for salmon
A new spillwall at The Dalles Dam on the Columbia River is expected to improve survival rates for juvenile salmon by 4 percent.
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In Focus
Upper Clowhom hydro plant in Canada features Pelton turbine, other equipment from Mavel
BENESOV, Czech Republic -- Mavel, a.s. announces the commissioning of the 11.3-MW Upper Clowhom Hydroelectric Power Plant, for which Mavel provided a turbine and other equipment. For more information, click here.
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R&D Forum: EPRI releases report on aerating turbine project
EPRI announces availability of its Hydropower Technology Roundup Report: Technology Update on Aerating Turbines.
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Department of Energy
Facility at Florida university designated national marine energy center
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- The U.S. Department of Energy designates the Center for Ocean Energy Technology at Florida Atlantic University a national center for ocean energy research and development, naming it the Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center.
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