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Department of Energy
U.S. hydropower consumption increases 5.1 percent
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- During the first seven months of 2009, hydropower consumption in the U.S. increased 5.1 percent compared to the same period in 2008, according to the Energy Information Administration, the statistical arm of the U.S. Department of Energy. For more details, go to www.hydroworld.com (look under Hydro Headlines).
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New Development
Waterpower video
Featured video of the week
Video: Hydropower professionals and regulators discuss the benefits of hydropower and the need for new government policy
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ABB transformers
ABB wins US120 million hydropower contract
ZURICH, Switzerland -- Swiss engineering company ABB Ltd. wins a US120 million contract from Kraftwerke Linth-Limmern AG for work on a pumped-storage project in eastern Switzerland.
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Carnegie technology
Carnegie selects site for wave-energy demonstration
PERTH, Australia -- Carnegie Wave Energy Ltd. announces plans to build a commercial-scale wave-energy plant at Garden Island, 31 miles south of Perth, Australia.
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Bank loan
Bank loans Venezuela US1.75 billion for hydro project
CARACAS, Venezuela -- The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) loans Venezuela US1.75 billion to complete construction of a 2,320-MW hydro project on Venezuela’s Caroni River. For more details, go to the Hydro Project Activity page at www.hydroworld.com (look under New Development).
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Technology & Equipment
Philippines’ PNOC seeking partners for 11 mini-hydro projects
TAGUIG CITY, Philippines -- PNOC Renewables Corp., a subsidiary of the state-run Philippine National Oil Co., is looking for partners to develop at least 11 mini-hydropower projects with a combined capacity of up to 300 MW.
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Ireland selected for wave energy project
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Swedish power utility Vattenfall and Irish wave energy developer Wavebob form a joint venture to build a commercial-scale wave energy project off the west coast of Ireland.
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Astaldi Group wins contract for Peru project
ROME, Italy -- The Astaldi Group wins a US116 million contract from Minera Buenaventura, a mining company in Peru, to build the 90-MW Huanza hydro project in Peru, the company announced.
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Fish tag
Technologies Grant County PUD Uses to Track Fish Movement
Grant County Public Utility District uses three types of tags to track fish movement at its 855-MW Priest Rapids and 1,038-MW Wanapum projects on the Columbia River in Washington state.
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In Focus
U.S. awards US26 million contract for improvements to Grand Coulee
BOISE, Idaho -- The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation awarded Albuquerque, N.M.-based Gardner Zemke Co. a US26 million contract to replace six transformers at the Grand Coulee Dam project on the Columbia River, about 90 miles west of Spokane, Wash.
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Featured resource: Hydro Plant Electrical Systems
Practical and easy to read, this compact volume provides the industry’s most comprehensive guide to electrical equipment and control systems.
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HydroVision International
NASCAR attraction will be ready for HydroVision International 2010
TULSA, Okla. -- In addition to networking with hundreds of hydropower professionals, delegates at HydroVision International 2010 can pay a visit to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
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