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Call for abstracts: HydroVision International 2011

The Oct. 29 deadline to submit an abstract for HydroVision International 2011 in California is approaching. To submit an abstract for HydroVision International 2011, the year's largest gathering of hydropower professionals, click here.
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AMP awards Walsh US192 million contract for Cannelton hydro project work
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- American Municipal Power, Inc. awards a contract to Walsh Construction Group for the general construction of the powerhouse and appurtenances for the Cannelton hydroelectric project in Kentucky. For more information, click here.
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Marine Current Turbines, ESBI to develop tidal energy hydropower project
DUBLIN, Ireland -- ESB International enters an agreement with tidal energy company Marine Current Turbines to develop the initial phase of a 100-MW tidal energy hydropower project off the Antrim coast in Northern Ireland.
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SSE Renewables wins approval for Kildermorie small hydropower project
GLASGOW, Scotland -- SSE Renewables, the renewable energy division of Scottish and Southern Energy, wins approval from Scottish ministers to develop a 7.5-MW hydroelectric power station at Kildermorie in Ross-shire.
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Capacity of 3,300-MW Jirau hydro project in Brazil to expand
BRASILIA, Brazil -- The consortium developing the Jirau hydro project in Brazil's northern state of Rondonia plans to boost the capacity of the project by 300 MW. For more information, click here.
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Technology & Equipment
Report: Hydropower in India could double by 2017
Hydropower capacity in India is set to double by 2017, mainly due to start up of new hydro projects, according to a recently-released research report titled "Indian Power Sector Analysis."
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New static exciters aid in reliability-related equipment testing
Using new static exciters, Salt River Project personnel can conduct reliability-related equipment tests required by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council.
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In Focus
ABB wins contract for Ingula pumped-storage hydro plant in South Africa
ZURICH, Switzerland -- Technology and automation group ABB wins an order worth US23 million from Eskom, South Africa's leading electric utility, to supply an electrical balance of plant (eBoP) solution for the Ingula pumped-storage hydropower plant, currently under construction on the border of the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal provinces in South Africa. For more information, click here.
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Tech Briefs: Fotherby named federal engineer of the year
Lisa Fotherby, PhD, P.E., is named Federal Engineer of the Year by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). Fotherby is a hydraulic engineer in the Technical Service Center of the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation.
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PennWell launches Power Generation University for continuing education
TULSA, Okla. -- PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announces the launch of Power Generation University, an innovative and cost-effective way for electric power industry professionals to continue their education.
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