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Department of Energy
DOE providing US37 million for clean energy research and development
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Energy is offering US37 million in economic stimulus funds for clean-energy research and development projects in the United States.
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New Development
Andrew Munro
Featured video of the week
The National Hydropower Association's President Andrew Munro shares ideas about the future of the industry with HydroWorld.com.
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Ethiopia’s Tekeze Dam begins generating power
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- The Tekeze Dam, one of Africa’s largest arch dams, recently began generating power in a test trial in northern Ethiopia.
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Poll touts hydropower benefits
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- A poll of 2,177 people found that 78 percent of Americans believe the benefits of hydropower outweigh any of the risks.
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Riverbank Power
Riverbank moving forward with Maine project
TORONTO, Ontario, Canada -- Test results of rock samples at a project site in Wiscasset, Maine, show that the site is fit for the development of an underground hydropower plant, said Riverbank Power Corp., the project’s developer.
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Technology & Equipment
Colombian utility cleared to issue bonds for Sogamoso project
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia’s Finance Ministry has authorized state-owned Isagen S.A. to issue US425 million in bonds to help finance the company’s 820-MW Sogamoso hydropower plant, according to papers filed with securities regulator Superfinanciera.
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Canadian firm seeks approval for 32-MW Serbia project
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada -- Reservoir Capital Corp., through its subsidiary REV, has submitted an application to the Serbian Ministry of Mining and Energy to build a 32-MW hydropower project in southwestern Serbia.
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Deal to build 6-MW project in Yukon pending
WHITEHORSE, Yukon, Canada -- Yukon Energy Corp. has entered a tentative deal with Omaha, Neb.-based Kiewit Corp. to build a hydropower project at the Mayo Dam in northwest Canada’s Yukon Territory.
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Tyee Lake
Improving System Control with New Digital Governors
The Four Dam Pool Power Agency in Alaska replaced the two mechanical governors at its 22.5-MW Tyee Lake plant with digital governors.
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In Focus
Hydro-generator ready for shipment to La Yesca project in Mexico
MOSCOW, Russia -- Russian equipment supplier JSC Power Machines said it has manufactured the first of two hydro-generators for the 750-MW La Yesca project in Mexico.
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Showcase: Envirosight enhances QuickView capabilities
QuickView, a zoom inspection camera and data collection tool for use in pipelines, can now measure pipe diameter with the push of a button.
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RusHydro
Death toll in Russian disaster rises to 71
Last week’s accident at Russia’s largest hydropower plant killed 71 people and destroyed three of the power station’s 10 turbine generators, according to RusHydro, the plant’s owner and operator.
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