HydroWorld Newsletter | October 6, 2009

Hydro Headlines
Sir Adam Beck
Ontario enacts feed-in tariff program for hydropower
TORONTO, Ontario -- Price supports for hydropower are included in a new “feed-in tariff” program for renewable-energy producers serving Ontario. For more details, look under Hydro Headlines at www.hydroworld.com.
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Vernon construction
Featured video of the week
Video: TransCanada documents the rehabilitation of the Vernon Station, a 100-year-old hydropower plant on New England’s Connecticut River
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Blue Energy turbine
Blue Energy Canada begins development phase of ocean energy project
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Blue Energy Canada Inc. enters the development phase of a turbine that uses the tide of the ocean to generate clean electricity.
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Turbine
1,000-MW pumped-storage project planned for Switzerland
PASCHIAVO, Switzerland -- Swiss energy company Raetia Energie AG will build a 1,000-MW pumped-storage project in Switzerland. For more details, look under Pumped Storage Hydro on the Hydro Project Activity page at www.hydroworld.com.
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New Development
Meridian Energy
Meridian granted water for New Zealand project
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand -- New Zealand’s Environment Court approves Meridian Energy’s request to use water from Lake Waitaki for a 260-MW hydropower project. For more details, look under New Development on the Project Activity page at www.hydroworld.com.
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Ecuador buys stake in 1,500-MW Coca Codo Sinclair project
QUITO, Ecuador -- Citing tough economic times, Argentina’s state-owned power company, Enarsa SA, is selling its 30-percent stake in Ecuador’s largest hydropower project.
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Gugler receives contract for Turkey project
GOLDWORTH, Austria -- Bukor Elektrik Uretim A.S. awards Gugler Water Turbines Ltd. a contract to supply equipment for the 10.8-MW Darca project near Bursa, Turkey.
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Technology & Equipment
Hydro turbine
New Tool for Turbine Selection Process at Hydro Plants
An online tool, called HydroHelp 1, aids hydro project developers in the work of choosing the best combination of turbine and powerhouse design for a particular site.
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Andritz Hydro wins contract for generator rewinds at McNary
WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- The Corps of Engineers awards a $64 million contract to Andritz Hydro to rewind 10 generators at McNary Lock and Dam on Oregon’s Columbia River.
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R&D Forum: Numerical model study of Smithland sediment mitigation
A recently completed numerical model study of flow and sedimentation patterns downstream from the Smithland Locks and Dams indicates that downstream sediment accumulation should be manageable.
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In Focus
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HydroWorld.com: The best source for news about hydropower
Looking for the latest news about the attempted takeover of Canadian Hydro Developers? Check out the hydropower news and information at “Hydro Wire News” on www.hydroworld.com. Bookmark this site, check it on a regular basis, and stay informed throughout the day.
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