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Hydropower expansion could create 700,000 U.S. jobs, study shows
YORK, Pa. -- As many as 700,000 jobs could be created by the construction of new hydropower capacity in the U.S. by 2025, according to a new study released by the National Hydropower Association. For more details, go to the Regulation & Policy page at www.hydroworld.com (look under Government & Policy News).
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New Development
Hydroscreen video
Featured video of the week
Video: An interview with Robert Weir, president of Hydroscreen LLC
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Principle Power
Principle Power receives DOE grant for wave-energy technology
SEATTLE, Wash. -- The U.S. Department of Energy awards a US750,000 grant to Principle Power Inc. to support development of advanced water power technology. For more details, go to the Hydro Project Activity page at www.hydroworld.com (look under Ocean/Tidal/Stream Power).
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Montrose construction
Plutonic Power raises C70 million for projects
TORONTO, Ontario -- Hydropower producer Plutonic Power Corp. said it will raise about C70.4 million through the sale of common stock to support in part the construction of the Toba-Montrose project.
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Eletrobras
Eletrobras eyes 9,000-MW project in Peru
LIMA, Peru -- Eletrobras, Latin America’s largest electric utility, may build a US4.8 billion hydroelectric project in northern Peru. For more details, go to the Hydro Project Activity page at www.hydroworld.com (look under New Development).
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Technology & Equipment
Brazil and Ghana to build 90-MW project in West Africa
ACCRA, Ghana -- Brazil and Ghana have signed a memorandum of understanding to build a 90-MW hydropower project on the Oti River near Pwalugu in West Africa.
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Romania and Bulgaria consider building two hydro plants on Danube River
BUCHAREST, Romania -- Bulgaria and Romania may join forces to build two hydropower plants on the Danube River, according to European news outlets.
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Powerhouse
Optimizing the Generating Efficiency of Entire Powerhouses
This paper describes the current programmatic efforts to maximize the efficiency of hydroelectric generation. For more details, go to the Technology & Equipment page at www.hydroworld.com (look under White Papers).
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In Focus
Hydro-Quebec awards contract for work on Romaine complex
DRUMMONDVILLE, Quebec -- Utility Hydro-Quebec awards a C5.2 million contract to Thirau, a subsidiary of CVTech Group Inc., for work on the Romaine complex on the North Shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Quebec.
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Tech Notes: Axial turbine developed for use in pipe systems
Researchers at the Technical University in Trondheim, Norway, have developed an axial turbine that can be installed in pipe systems.
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HydroVision International
Exhibition space still available for HydroVision 2010
TULSA, Okla. -- HydroVision International 2010 is nine months away, but 50 percent of the exhibit hall is already booked as vendors secure a place at the hydropower industry’s biggest conference and trade show.
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