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Steven Chu
U.S. offers US32 million to upgrade conventional hydro projects
WASHINGTON -- Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that US32 million in economic stimulus money is being offered to deploy hydropower upgrades at non-federal hydroelectric projects of all sizes.
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New Development
U.K. launches study of Solway Firth tidal power project
WARRINGTON, United Kingdom -- British officials have commissioned a consortium led by Halcrow Group Ltd. to study the feasibility of a tidal power project on Solway Firth in the United Kingdom.
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Renewable Energy World
Renewable Energy World Conference seeks papers
AUSTIN, Texas, U.S. -- Event organizers have issued a call for papers for Renewable Energy World North America Conference & Expo Feb. 23-25, 2010, in Austin.
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Keeyask project
Manitoba Crees partner in potential development of 695-MW Keeyask
SPLIT LAKE, Manitoba, Canada -- Four Cree Nations have secured economic, social, and environmental benefits as well as an ownership stake in Manitoba Hydro’s proposed 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project.
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Technology & Equipment
U.K. utility proposes two major pumped-storage projects
GLASGOW, United Kingdom -- United Kingdom utility Scottish and Southern Energy plc proposes building two new pumped-storage projects of 300 to 600 MW each on the Great Glen, which bisects Scotland from Inverness to Fort William.
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Sticky Wickets
Filling the Gap: An Innovative Wicket Gate Repair
Personnel at the 380-MW Safe Harbor plant discovered a gap between a wicket gate stem and bearing surface in one unit. To temporarily repair the unit, personnel inserted pieces of steel pipe in the gap and welded them in place.
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In Focus
U.S. awards additional work for fish counting technology
PORTLAND, Ore., U.S. -- Bonneville Power Administration has awarded contract modifications for passive integrated transponder technology, radio frequency identification technology, and fish counting equipment at hydroelectric projects in the Pacific Northwest.
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Tech Briefs: Ontario releases atlas of available waterpower sites
The government of Ontario, Canada, announces availability of its Internet-based Waterpower Resource Atlas. This mapping tool illustrates waterpower potential in the province and identifies promising sites for future development.
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Milford project
PPL to sell six Maine hydro projects to U.S. investment firm
BANGOR, Maine, U.S. -- PPL Corp. has agreed to sell the majority of its PPL Maine hydroelectric generation business to an affiliate of Boston-based energy investment firm Arclight Capital Partners LLC.
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