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Sayano-Shushenskaya
Power Machines to provide hydro units to Sayano-Shushenskaya plant
MOSCOW, Russia -- Russian equipment supplier JSC Power Machines agrees to supply 10 turbines, nine generators, and six excitation systems to the damaged Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric plant. For more details, go to the Technology & Equipment page at www.hydroworld.com (look under Technology & Equipment News).
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New Development
Saskatchewan River
New dam wins support from First Nation
SASKATCHEWAN, Canada -- A proposal to build a 250-MW hydroelectric plant on the Saskatchewan River receives a boost from members of the James Smith Cree Nation. 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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Hydropower potential
Hydroelectric projects win LIHI certification
PORTLAND, Maine -- The Governing Board of the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) grants low-impact certification to hydroelectric projects in Vermont, Oregon, and New Hampshire.
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Energy Information Administration
U.S. hydropower consumption increases 4 percent
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hydropower consumption in the U.S. increased 4 percent for the first eight months of 2009 when compared with the same period in 2008, according to a report by the Energy Information Administration.
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IDB loan
IDB loan approved for 80-MW hydro project in Bolivia
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Bolivia will receive US106 million in loans from the Inter-American Development Bank to finance the construction of the 80-MW Misicuni hydroelectric project. For more details, go to the Hydro Project Activity page at www.hydroworld.com (look under New Development).
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Technology & Equipment
Hydro-Quebec planning hydroelectric projects
MONTREAL, Quebec -- Hydro-Quebec plans to invest US23 billion (C25 billion) in new hydroelectric projects and is expanding its existing fleet between 2009 and 2013, according to the utility’s strategic plan.
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Asset management
Using a Predictive Asset Management System to Monitor Equipment Condition
Meridian Energy uses a predictive asset management system to assess the health of generating equipment in its hydro plants. Results are used to make decisions related to equipment maintenance, refurbishment, and replacement.
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In Focus
OPT selects Oregon Iron Works to build wave energy project
PENNINGTON, N.J. -- Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. chooses Oregon Iron Works to construct its first commercial wave energy PowerBuoy system in North America.
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Showcase: OneRain enhances tool for analyzing data
OneRain offers a new version of its software for use in visualizing, on the Internet, real-time and historical rainfall data.
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Oyster converter
Oyster wave energy converter begins producing power
BELFAST, Ireland -- Queen’s University Belfast announces the launch of the Oyster wave energy converter, the world’s largest working wave-energy system, in Scotland’s Orkney Islands. For more details, go to the Hydro Project Activity page at www.hydroworld.com (look under Ocean/Tidal/Stream Power).
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