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Cheoah powerhouse
Alcoa begins Cheoah hydro plant modernization project
ROBBINSVILLE, N.C. -- Alcoa kicks off a modernization project at Cheoah dam and hydropower plant, one of four hydroelectric power facilities that make up Alcoa Power Generating Inc.'s Tapoco Project.
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China to boost hydropower capacity by 50 percent by 2015
BEIJING, China -- China plans to boost its installed hydroelectric power capacity to 300 million kW by 2015 from the current 200 million in an effort to cut carbon dioxide emissions. For more information, click here.
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Linda Church Ciocci
Featured video of the week
Video: An interview with Linda Church Ciocci, National Hydropower Association
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International Hydropower Association publishes GHG Measurement Guidelines for Freshwater Reservoirs
LONDON, England -- The International Hydropower Association publishes the first edition of the GHG Measurement Guidelines for Freshwater Reservoirs, the current standard on measuring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from reservoirs.
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Nizhnyaya Bureya hydro project in Russia begins construction
MOSCOW, Russia -- Construction begins on Russia's Nizhnyaya Bureya hydropower plant. The RusHydro hydropower plant will have four generating units with the total power output of 320 MW.
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Technology & Equipment
Kyrgyzstan launches Kambarata 2 hydropower plant
TOKTOGUL, Kyrgyzstan -- Kyrgyzstan launches the Kambarata 2 hydroelectric power station. The hydro project is located on Kyrgyzstan's Naryn River. For more information, click here.
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U.S. issues request for information on new hydropower technology
The U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation issue a request for information (RFI) on new, advanced hydropower technologies that are either worthy of research and development investment or are ready for demonstration and testing.
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In Focus
DOER Marine unveils Ocean Explorer H2000 ROV
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- California-based DOER Marine introduces the Ocean Explorer H2000 ROV, a compact remotely operated vehicle system for depths to 2,000 meters. For more information, click here.
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R&D Forum: Research finds effects on performance of seepage barriers
Researchers identify four erosion mechanisms with potential to affect performance of seepage barriers in dams. The mechanisms were discovered through an analysis of nearly 40 dams where seepage barriers have been in place for more than ten years.
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PPS to develop power conversion system for marine hydropower
PRINCETON, N.J. -- New Jersey-based Princeton Power Systems, a manufacturer of advanced power conversion products and alternative energy systems, is awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research contract from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. The project will involve the development of an advanced power conversion system to be used in commercial tidal, wave and related hydropower applications.
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