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Department of Energy
DOE allocates US30.6 million to hydroelectric projects
YORK, Pa. -- Up to US30.6 million in economic stimulus funds will be used to finance seven U.S. hydroelectric projects, according to the Department of Energy. For more details, go to the Regulation & Policy page at www.hydroworld.com (look under Government & Policy News).
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New Development
GE video
Featured video of the week
Video: An interview with Glaucio Sansevero, GE’s product line leader for hydro controls
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CREBS funding
Hydropower receives US531 million in Clean Renewable Energy Bonds
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hydroelectric projects are receiving about a quarter of the US2.2 billion in Clean Renewable Energy Bonds recently allocated to renewable energy developers, according to the National Hydropower Association.
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Milford Dam
PPL sells six hydroelectric projects in Maine
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- PPL Corp. sells six hydroelectric projects in Maine to Black Bear Hydro Partners LLC, an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners LLC, for US81 million. For more details, go to the Dams & Civil Structures page at www.hydroworld.com (look under Dams & Civil Structures News and Information).
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World Energy Research
World Energy Research to build three projects in Guatemala
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- World Energy Research has secured construction contracts and purchase power agreements for three new hydroelectric projects in Guatemala.
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Technology & Equipment
Belo Monte auction set for Dec. 21
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- An auction for the 11,200-MW Belo Monte hydroelectric project is scheduled for Dec. 21, according to Brazil’s Mines and Energy Ministry.
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Tata Power, SN Power to spend US3.2 billion on new hydro projects
MUMBAI, India -- Norwegian energy company SN Power and Mumbai’s Tata Power will invest up to 150 billion rupees (US3.2 billion) to build hydroelectric projects in India and Nepal.
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Power Machines ships equipment for 750-MW La Yesca project
MOSCOW, Russia – Russian equipment supplier JSC Power Machines is shipping the second consignment of equipment manufactured for the 750-MW La Yesca hydroelectric project in Mexico.
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Bearings and Seals
Bearings and Seals: Examples of Innovations and Good Ideas
Innovative approaches to designing, installing, retrofitting, and operating two major components of a hydroelectric plant are saving facility owners time and money.
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In Focus
Peak Hydro awarded contract for ring repairs at Blue Mesa
SALT LAKE City, Utah -- The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a US458,534 contract to Peak Hydro Services of Chattanooga, Tenn., to repair draft tube discharge rings at the 86.4-MW Blue Mesa hydroelectric plant.
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Showcase: Dickson offers online instrument selection guide
Dickson Company offers an online instrument selection guide at its website.
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Ocean
Congress approves US50 million for water power research and development
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal lawmakers are being praised for allocating US50 million to the development and deployment of marine and hydrokinetic energy technologies. For more details, go to the Hydro Project Activity page at www.hydroworld.com (look under Ocean/Tidal/Stream Power).
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