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Open Hydro
DOE awards millions for marine and hydrokinetic energy technology
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Energy Secretary Steven Chu announces selections for more than US37 million in funding to accelerate the technological and commercial readiness of emerging marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies.
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PPL to sell selected assets, including hydropower shares
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- PPL Corporation reaches an agreement to sell interests in certain non-core generating stations, including shares in one hydropower asset, to LS Power Equity Advisors, an affiliate of LS Power. For more information, click here.
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Featured video of the week
Video: An interview with Selim Chacour, American Hydro
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Call for abstracts announced for HydroVision Brazil
TULSA, Okla. -- HydroVision Brazil, planned for Sept. 20-22, 2011, at the Windsor Barra Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, is now accepting abstract submissions for the 2011 conference program.
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Hidropaute awards contract for Sopladora hydro project in Ecuador
QUITO, Ecuador -- Ecuador's state hydro generator Hidropaute awards consortium China Gezhouba Group-Fopeca the contract to build and put into operation the 487-MW Sopladora hydropower project. For more information, click here.
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Technology & Equipment
Damlapinar hydropower project in Turkey begins commercial operations
KARAMAN, Turkey -- Commercial operations begin at the 16-MW Damlapinar hydropower plant on the Goksu River in Karaman, Turkey.
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Turbine
Equipment innovations improve operations, decrease costs
At three hydro projects in Europe, owners apply innovations and make modifications designed to make the best use of turbines.
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In Focus
Izhorskiye Zavody manufactures hydro generator stator shells for hydropower plants in Russia
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Izhorskiye Zavody, part of OMZ Group, manufactures two hydro generator stator shells for Russia's Boguchanskaya and Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower plants. For more information, click here.
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Tech Briefs: Weir at Little Goose improves fish passage efficiency
The temporary spillway weir (TSW) installed at the 810-MW Little Goose hydro project provides high probabilities of juvenile salmon and steelhead spill passage survival and high spill passage effectiveness, says Chris A. Pinney, fisheries biologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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AK-1000 turbine
Atlantis deploys tidal turbine at European Marine Energy Centre
ORKNEY, Scotland -- Marine hydro firm Atlantis Resources Corporation successfully deploys its AK1000 tidal turbine - which Atlantis calls the world's largest rotor diameter tidal turbine - on its subsea berth at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney, Scotland.
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