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Fortis to invest in 335-MW Waneta Expansion hydro project in Canada
ST. JOHN'S, Canada -- Fortis Inc., in partnership with Columbia Power Corp. and Columbia Basin Trust, will construct a 335-MW hydropower generating facility. For more information, click here.
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Marine hydropower test center EMEC completes expansion
ORKNEY, Scotland -- The Orkney-based European Marine Energy Centre, a test center for commercial-scale wave and tidal energy hydropower devices, announces it has completed an expansion project, increasing its set of test sites from nine to 12.
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Featured video of the week
Video: An interview with Ed Abrams, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
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Eaton Corp. expecting hydraulics business growth
GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Eaton Corp., a manufacturer of hydraulics equipment for the hydropower industry, holds its annual distributor meeting in Grapevine, Texas, where the company's chairman and chief executive officer predicts a strong market for Eaton's power management systems.
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Belo Monte hydro plant construction formally approved
BRASILIA, Brazil -- Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva signs the concession contract for the construction of the 11,200-MW Belo Monte hydropower plant in Brazil's Amazon. For more information, click here.
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Laos to construct at least 20 new hydro plants by 2020
VIENTIANE, Laos -- Electricity sector leaders in Laos say the country will build at least two hydropower plants every year until 2020.
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Aerating Turbines for Duke Energy's New Bridgewater Powerhouse
The aerating turbines being installed in a new 28-MW powerhouse for the Bridgewater project are expected to allow Duke Energy to improve dissolved oxygen levels in water downstream from the project while minimizing efficiency losses.
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Sheffield Forgemasters wins contract for Sogamoso hydro project in Colombia
SHEFFIELD, England -- Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFIL) announces it has secured a contract worth more than EUR 1 million (US1.26 million) from Andritz Hydro for work on the Sogamoso hydropower project in eastern Colombia. For more information, click here.
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Tech Briefs: Climate Registry releases greenhouse gas reporting protocol
The Climate Registry publishes its Electric Power Sector Protocol. This protocol provides a set of standards North American electric power organizations can use in measuring and reporting the entire range of greenhouse gas emissions sources associated with generating and delivering electric power.
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