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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 QUICKLY approaching. To submit an abstract for HydroVision International 2011, the year's largest gathering of hydropower professionals, click here.
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Boundary Dam
Agreement reached for relicensing of Boundary Dam hydro project
SEATTLE, Wash. -- The City of Seattle will pay US19 million to Pend Oreille County over the next 10 years to relicense the Boundary Dam hydropower project, which generates 40 percent of the power for Seattle City Light. For more information, click here.
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Fortis concludes agreements for Waneta Expansion hydropower project in Canada
ST. JOHN'S, Canada -- Fortis Inc., in partnership with Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust, concludes definitive agreements to construct the 335-MW Waneta Expansion hydroelectric generating facility.
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PowerBuoy
Ocean Power Technologies gets US2.75 million in funding from Navy
PENNINGTON, N.J. -- Marine hydro firm Ocean Power Technologies Inc. announces that the U.S. Navy has awarded US2.75 million in additional funding to OPT for a second stage under its existing contract to provide an autonomous PowerBuoy wave energy conversion system for the Navy's near-coast anti-terrorism and maritime surveillance program.
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EPM signs formal HidroItuango hydropower project contract
MEDELLIN, Colombia -- The local development agency of Colombia's Antioquia department (IDEA) and Medellin-based multi-utility EPM sign the formal agreement for the latter to finance, construct, operate and maintain the US2.8 billion HidroItuango hydroelectric power project in Colombia. For more information, click here.
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Technology & Equipment
Environmental permitting under way for Hidroazogues hydro project in Ecuador
QUITO, Ecuador -- Work to secure the environmental license for the Alazan component of Ecuador's Dudas-Mazar hydroelectric power project is under way, an official from hydro generator Hidroazogues says.
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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
Alstom to equip Phatabyung hydropower project in India
Alstom subsidiary Alstom Projects India Limited wins a contract worth about Rs 550 million (US12 million) from developer Lanco Infratech Limited to equip a new hydropower plant in India's northern region. 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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National Hydropower Association accepting applications for OSAW awards
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Hydropower Association announces the 2011 Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters Award (OSAW) Call for Awards. Applications for the 2011 award cycle are due Dec. 1, 2010.
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