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Peace River
BC Hydro completes major upgrades to Peace River station
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- BC Hydro completes refurbishment of a 700-MW hydropower plant on British Columbia’s Peace River.
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New Development
Philip Moeller
Featured video of the week
Video: An interview with FERC Commissioner Philip Moeller
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WaveRoller
WaveRoller demonstration planned for Portugal
HELSINKI, Finland -- A consortium led by Finland’s AW-Energy will receive 3 million euros (US4.4 million) from the European Union to demonstrate its WaveRoller technology off the coast of Portugal. For more details, look under Ocean/Tidal/Stream Power on the Hydro Project Activity page at www.hydroworld.com.
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HydroVision International
Graham wins registration to HydroVision International, online registration now open
TULSA, Okla. -- Wayne Graham, a hydraulic engineer for the Bureau of Reclamation, will be one of hundreds of hydropower professionals attending HydroVision International 2010 in Charlotte, N.C. For more details or to register, go to www.hydroevent.com.
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Dam construction
Sinohydro signs contract to build 1,500-MW Coca Codo project
QUITO, Ecuador -- Sinohydro, China’s largest dam builder, has agreed to build what will be the largest hydropower plant in Ecuador. For more details, look under New Development on the Hydro Project Activity page at www.hydroworld.com.
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Technology & Equipment
Engineering problems delay Nam Theun 2 project
VIENTIANE, Laos -- Laos’ 1,070-MW Nam Theun 2 hydropower project is nearly complete and set to begin commercial production in early 2010, according to the project’s owners.
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El Canto project placed on-line
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Costa Rica’s state-owned power utility, CNFL, said it has placed the 8.5-MW El Encanto hydropower plant into service.
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Wave energy station planned for Japan
PENNINGTON, N.J., U.S. -- Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. has signed an exclusive agreement with a consortium of three Japanese companies to develop a demonstration wave power station in Japan.
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Hydro generator
Using Ozone Measurements to Diagnose Partial Discharge in Generators
Results from research performed by Canadian utility Hydro-Quebec show that ozone measurement in generators can be a tool for pinpointing areas where partial discharge is occurring.
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In Focus
Shoreline Foundation wins contract for St. Lucie project
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Corps of Engineers awards a US1 million contract to Shoreline Foundation Inc. to supply seven replacement tainter gates at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam in Martin County, Fla.
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Tech Notes: Using satellite data in water management decisions
Data from a pair of orbiting satellites can be used to make more informed regional water management decisions, say scientists from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
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Waterpower
Technical papers available on Waterpower CD
TULSA, Okla. -- Want to learn about new techniques for optimizing hydropower production or get tips on innovative fish passage solutions? You’ll find that and more in technical papers offered by PennWell Corp. on a new CD. To order a copy, go to www.pennwellbooks.com/watepa.html.
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