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Acquisition
Algonquin Power acquires three hydroelectric stations
TORONTO, Ontario -- Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. agrees to buy three hydroelectric generating stations in New Brunswick and Maine from Integrys Energy Services Inc. For more details, go to the home page of www.hydroworld.com (look under Hydro Headlines).
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New Development
SeaGen turbine
SeaGen tidal turbine exceeds expectations
LISBON, Portugal -- SeaGen, a commercial-scale tidal turbine off the coast of Northern Ireland, is generating more power than originally expected, said Marine Current Turbines, SeaGen’s owner. For more details, go to the Hydro Project Activity page at www.hydroworld.com (look under Ocean/Tidal/Stream power).
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Grant County PUD
Hydropower auction yields US64 million
EPHRATA, Wash. -- Grant Public Utility District said it raised more than US64 million from its fifth annual power auction held Nov. 5, 2009.
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HydroVision International
Companies can hold pre-conference workshops, seminars at HydroVision 2010
TULSA, Okla. -- HydroVision International 2010 is offering companies an opportunity to showcase their expertise and services during pre-conference seminars and workshops.
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Nalcor Energy
Nalcor Energy turns to PUB for water management agreement
ST. JOHN’S, NL, Canada -- Nalcor Energy asks the Public Utilities Board to establish a water management agreement between Nalcor and the Churchill Falls Corp. For more details, go to the Hydro Project Activity page at www.hydroworld.com (look under New Development).
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Technology & Equipment
Comexhidro may build two hydroelectric projects
MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- Hydropower developer Comexhidro may build two hydroelectric projects with a combined capacity of 57 MW in northern Mexico.
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Hydroelectric project planned for San Juan province
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Argentina’s San Juan province signs a contract for the construction of the Punta Negra hydroelectric project, said the country’s national public works agency.
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Physical model
Physical Models: Why Hydro Developers Use Them in the Computer Age
Although computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling is used extensively in the hydropower industry, some physical phenomena cannot be accurately predicted through CFD.
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In Focus
ETI project targets marine energy potential
LOUGHBOROUGH, United Kingdom -- The United Kingdom’s Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has approved a US12 million (8 million euros) project that promises to unlock the UK’s marine energy potential.
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Showcase: SKF announces availability of machine condition monitor
SKF Reliability Systems introduces its Machine Condition Advisor, a hand-held device used to simultaneously measure vibration signals and temperature.
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Itaipu Dam
Lights return following Brazilian blackout
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil emerged from a widespread power outage that plunged its major cities and at least nine states into darkness for hours, prompting security fears and concern from residents about another black eye for a country hosting the 2016 Olympic Games.
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