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Brookfield plant
Brookfield completes purchase of 15 hydro plants
GATINEAU, Quebec, Canada – Brookfield Renewable Power Fund finalizes deal to purchase 15 hydropower plants with a capacity of 387 MW.
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New Development
Robinson video
Featured video of the week
Mark Robinson, former director of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects, speaks about the future of the hydropower industry.
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DOE webinar
DOE webinar set for loan guarantee applicants
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A free instructional webinar for DOE loan guarantees will be held today at 1 p.m. Eastern time.
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Sandia report
US11 million dedicated to water power research
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Several national research laboratories will receive up to US11 million for water power research.
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Republic of Georgia
Georgia hydro projects attract US1 billion investment
TBILISI, Georgia -- Several companies are expected to invest US1 billion in the construction of three hydropower plants in the Republic of Georgia.
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Technology & Equipment
District eyes two hydro projects in northern California
PLACERVILLE, Calif. -- Two small hydropower projects may be built in northern California’s El Dorado County.
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Premier scuttles power line plan for Lower Churchill
ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland, Canada -- Transmission lines from the Lower Churchill hydropower project will not run through a national park.
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Partnership may be formed to purchase Belo Monte project
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Brazil’s CPFL Energia is considering a partnership with power group Neoenergia to bid for a stake in the proposed Belo Monte hydro.
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Wicket gate
Sticky Wickets: Replacing a Sheared Wicket Gate
When a wicket gate stem on Unit 1 at Holyoke Gas & Electric’s 30-MW Hadley plant sheared in two in January 2007, the utility quickly commissioned design and fabrication of a replacement gate.
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In Focus
Flow Science signs agreement with Green Twirl
SANTA FE, New Mexico -- Flow Science Inc. has entered into an agreement with Green Twirl Energy Ltd. to serve as a consultant to the water resource engineering industry.
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Showcase: Envirosight introduces inspection camera
Envirosight LLC announces availability of a new version of its QuickView pipeline zoom inspection camera.
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Cruise ship
Cruise ships plug into hydropower
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada -- Cruise ships docking at the Port of Vancouver are tapping into hydropower generated by utility BC Hydro.
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