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U.S. House of Representatives
House passes climate bill with renewables standard including hydro
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House approved climate change legislation including a renewable electricity standard that would require utilities to increase the amount of power they obtain from renewable energy sources including some hydropower and ocean energy.
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Russian aluminum firm resumes support of 3,000-MW Boguchanskaya
MOSCOW -- Russian hydro utility RusHydro reports its partner in construction of the 3,000-MW Boguchanskaya hydroelectric project has dropped plans to stall completion of the giant Siberian project due to the economic downturn.
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Waterpower XVI registration discounts end June 30
SPOKANE, Wash. U.S. -- June 30 is the cutoff date for registration discounts for 2009’s most significant gathering of the hydroelectric industry, the Waterpower XVI conference and exhibition, July 27-30 in Spokane, Wash.
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Ocean developer awards fabrication contract for European Marine center
GLASGOW, United Kingdom -- Ocean Power Technologies has awarded a steel fabrication contract for the structure of its PowerBuoy wave generator to be installed at the European Marine Energy Center in the United Kingdom.
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BC Hydro agrees to buy power from 7.5-MW Fitzsimmons Creek
VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada -- BC Hydro has signed a contract with developer Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. to buy power from Innergex’s 7.5-MW Fitzsimmons Creek hydroelectric project under the Canadian utility’s Standing Offer Program.
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Technology & Equipment
Russia pledges to finance 2,000 MW of hydropower for Angola
LUANDA, Angola -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and a delegation of energy and business officials scheduled a stop in Angola June 26, 2009, just days after a Russian ambassador pledged funds to finance two Angolan hydroelectric projects totaling 2,000 MW.
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Painted cable
Ensuring Crane Safety
During reassembly of an upgraded turbine at Puget Sound Energy's 69.7-MW Snoqualmie Falls project, the crane cable detached from the winch drum. The utility replaced the cable end fittings and painted the cable yellow from the point where only five wraps remain on the drum and red from the point where only three wraps remain.
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In Focus
Andritz to refurbish controls of three Swiss Rhine River plants
AUGST, Switzerland -- Andritz Hydro of Austria has received four contracts totaling more than US12 million to renovate instrumentation and controls of three hydroelectric projects on the Rhine River in Switzerland.
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Showcase: Emerson introduces CIP compliance center
Emerson Process Management’s new Ovation Security Center helps power plant managers execute cyber-security measures for compliance with North American Electric Reliability Council Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards.
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Waneta Dam
Teck to sell third of 490-MW Waneta Dam to BC Hydro
VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada -- Teck Resources Ltd. has agreed to sell a one-third stake in its 490-MW Waneta Dam in British Columbia to province-owned utility BC Hydro for C825 million (US714.4 million).
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Wateroiwer XVI
Waterpower XVI
Spokane, Washington
July 27-30, 2009
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