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Brookfield plant
OPA agrees to buy power from Brookfield hydroelectric plants
TORONTO, Ontario, Canada -- The Ontario Power Authority has agreed to buy all of the output from 16 hydroelectric plants operated and owned by Brookfield Renewable Power Inc. For more details, go to the home page of www.hydroworld.com (look under Hydro Headlines).
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New Development
Rodney Hunt
Featured video of the week
Video: An interview with Thomas McAndrew, marketing manager for Rodney Hunt Co.
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Hydropower potential
Researchers measure Idaho’s hydropower potential
BOISE, Idaho -- Researchers at the Idaho National Laboratory have identified 6,700 additional sites in Idaho that could be used to build hydroelectric projects, the Idaho Statesman reported.
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HydroVision International
Registration for HydroVision 2010 now open
TULSA, Okla. -- Register now for the largest gathering of hydropower professionals in 2010.
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DOE awards
European bank funds expanding three Spain pumped-storage plants
MADRID, Spain -- The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending 300 million euros (US448.7 million) to Spanish utility Iberdrola to help finance three pumped-storage projects as expansions of existing hydro plants. For more details, go to the Hydro Project Activity Page at www.hydroworld.com (look under Pumped Storage Hydro).
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Technology & Equipment
Kenya eyes hydropower investments in Ethiopia
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Kenya says it wants to invest in new hydroelectric plants in neighboring Ethiopia to cover a domestic shortfall in power supplies, Kenya Electricity Generating Co. told Bloomberg. For more details, go to the Hydro Project Activity Page at www.hydroworld.com (look under New Development).
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Equipment testing
New Static Exciters Aid in Reliability-Related Equipment Testing
Using new static exciters, Salt River Project personnel can conduct reliability-related equipment tests required by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council.
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In Focus
Bosnia utility awards contracts for Capljina project
MOSTAR, Bosnia and Herzegovina -- A Bosnia utility awarded four contracts totaling 2.9 million euros (US4.3 million) to supply electrical equipment for the 430-MW Capljina pumped-storage project, one of Bosnia’s largest hydroelectric plants.
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R&D Forum: Research finds effects on performance of seepage barriers
Researchers have identified four erosion mechanisms with potential to affect performance of seepage barriers in dams.
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RusHydro
Russia names new RusHydro head
MOSCOW, Russia -- Thirty-six-year-old Yevgeny Dod, a close ally of Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechen, has been tapped to lead a share issue aimed at raising more than US$1 billion (28.8 billion rubles) to repair the Sayano-Shushenskaya facility. For more details, go to the home page of www.hydroworld.com (look under Hydro Headlines).
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