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Hydro Headlines
Steven Chu
Chu pledges to push hydropower
BENSALEM, Pa. -- Hydropower capacity in the U.S. could be doubled with minimal effects on the environment, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said during a recent White House forum in Pennsylvania. For more details, look under Hydro Headlines at www.HydroWorld.com.
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New Development
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Hydro One plans major power line expansion
TORONTO, Ontario, Canada -- State-owned Hydro One said it will invest C2.3 billion over three years on new power line projects in hopes of delivering more hydropower to homes and businesses across Ontario.
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Investigation of Russian hydropower accident ordered
MOSCOW, Russia -- Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has ordered an investigation of the accident that killed 75 people at the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydro plant, saying any attempt to skimp on safety would be deemed “criminal.”
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HydroWorld rolls out new page for project activity
TULSA, Okla., U.S. -- HydroWorld.com has launched a new Hydro Project Activity page featuring breaking news and information in five specific sectors of the hydropower industry. To read the new page, click on: www.hydroworld.com/index/Industry_News.html
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Money
World Bank approves loan to support 300-MW hydro project
WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. -- The World Bank approves a US48 million loan for a power line to carry electricity from a 300-MW hydropower plant under construction in southern Kazakhstan.
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Technology & Equipment
Gugler wins supply contracts for hydro projects in India
GOLDWORTH, Austria -- Gugler Water Turbines Ltd. and its partner, India’s Sarda Eco Power Ltd., will supply four Francis turbines and other key equipment for two small hydropower plants in India. For more details, look under new development on the Hydro Project Activity page at www.HydroWorld.com.
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Sinohydro to build 200-MW project in Africa
YAOUNDE, Cameroon, Africa -- Sinohydro, China’s largest dam builder, will assume control of the 200-MW Memvele hydropower project in southern Cameroon on Africa’s Ntem River. For more details, look under New Development on the Hydro Project Activity page at www.HydroWorld.com.
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Control cabinet
Upgrading Controls Reduces Unit Downtime
To reduce time needed to troubleshoot operational problems and to get units back on line quickly at its eight hydro plants, SMUD is converting to programmable logic controllers from hard-wired, relay-based logics.
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In Focus
Power Machines wins contract for Vietnam project
MOSCOW, Russia -- Russian equipment supplier JSC Power Machines will deliver key equipment for the reconstruction of a hydropower unit at the Thak-Ba project in Vietnam.
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Hydropower Glossary
Featured resource: Hydropower Glossary
This “must have” booklet provides definitions of 300 terms commonly used in the hydroelectric industry.
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Aquamarine raises millions for wave energy converter
EDINBURGH, United Kingdom -- Ocean energy developer Aquamarine Power Ltd. raises 10 million pounds (US16.2 million) for further development of its Oyster wave energy converter.
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