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BC Hydro
BC Hydro advances 36 hydro projects in Clean Power Call
VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada -- BC Hydro announced a total of 47 British Columbia renewable energy projects, including 36 hydro projects, remain under consideration for power purchases under its 2008 Clean Power Call. For more details, go to the Hydro Project Activity page at www.hydroworld.com (look under New Development).
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New Development
Normandeau video
Featured video of the week
Video: An interview with Timothy Brush, vice president of Normandeau Associates Inc.
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Tekeze Dam
Ethiopia celebrates completion of Tekeze hydroelectric project
BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- Ethiopia’s 300-MW Tekeze hydroelectric project, the largest public works project in Ethiopia’s history, is complete, said Colorado-based MWH, the engineering and construction firm that oversaw the design and construction.
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Open Hydro
NS Power and OpenHydro deploy tidal turbine
NOVA SCOTIA, Canada -- Nova Scotia Power and its tidal technology partner OpenHydro deploy the first commercial scale in-stream tidal turbine in the Bay of Fundy.
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Project construction
RWE to build hydroelectric plants in Serbia
BERLIN, Germany -- German utility RWE signs a memorandum of understanding with Serbian utility JP Elektroprivreda Srbije and the Serbian government to build up to 3,000 MW of hydropower capacity in Serbia. For more details, go to the Hydro Project Activity page at www.hydroworld.com (look under New Development).
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Technology & Equipment
Ethiopia to build 10 hydroelectric projects
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- The government of Ethiopia said it will build 10 hydroelectric projects over the next decade at a cost of US10 billion, according to Nazret.com, an online news service in Ethiopia.
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Brazil delays Belo Monte auction
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- An auction for the 11,200-MW Belo Monte hydroelectric project is delayed once again amid criticism of the project’s environmental impact, according to Reuters.
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OPT wins AU66.5 million grant for 19-MW wave power project
PENNINGTON, N.J. -- Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) receive a AU66.5 million (US61 million) grant from the Australian government to build a 19-MW wave power project off the coast of Victoria, Australia.
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Oil filters
Corps’ Experience with Operating Hydro Turbines with New-Generation Oils
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers undertook a research project to determine the degree of compatibility of new and old oils for its turbine-generator units and to develop solutions to operational issues.
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In Focus
Cavico JV to build hydroelectric project in Vietnam
HA NOI, Vietnam -- Cavico Corp. and its joint venture partners win a 540 billion dong (US30.2 million) contract from VRG-Dak Nong to build the 28.4-MW Dak Sin hydroelectric project on the Dong Nai River in Vietnam.
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Featured Resource: Offshore Power
This book provides information for developers, financial backers, and regulators on the offshore power options available in the U.S., including wave and tidal energy projects.
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World Bank
World Bank study: Africa needs more hydropower
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A new study from World Bank shows that almost half of the US93 billion needed to improve Africa’s infrastructure must be spent on the construction of new power supplies.
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