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Folsom Dam
U.S. awards Andritz Hydro contract for Folsom hydro project generator work
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Bureau of Reclamation awards Andritz Hydro a US18.2 million contract to rewind three generators and replace excitation equipment at the 198.72-MW Folsom Dam hydroelectric plant. For more information, click here.
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New Development
Chuck Atkins
Featured video of the week
Video: An interview with Chuck Atkins, superintendent of organizational development, Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA)
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SeaGen turbine
Marine Current Turbines secures funds for commercial tidal energy farm
LONDON, England -- British tidal energy company Marine Current Turbines (MCT) raises 3.5 million pounds (US5.6 million) from an investor group led by Carbon Trust Investments Limited to help it deploy a commercial tidal energy farm in UK waters.
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Penstocks
U.S. awards contract for penstock recoating at Flatiron hydro project
DENVER, Colo. -- The Bureau of Reclamation awards Minnesota-based Abhe & Svoboda, Inc., a US12.2 million contract to replace the protective coating on two penstocks at its 94.5-MW Flatiron hydroelectric project in Colorado. For more information, click here.
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Triad Mechanical
Bureau of Reclamation awards contract for Washington dam improvements
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation awards Portland, Ore.’s, Triad Mechanical Inc. a US806,496 contract for improvements to the Roza Diversion Dam in Washington State.
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Technology & Equipment
Ukraine launches first unit of Dnister pumped-storage hydroelectric plant
KIEV, Ukraine -- The first unit of the Dnister Hydroelectric Power Plant, one of the largest pumped-storage hydro plants in the world, is now in operation.
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RWE and Northumbrian Water plan hydroelectric project
SWINDON, England -- RWE npower renewables signs agreement with Northumbrian Water to develop a 750-kW hydro project at Northumbrian Water’s Selset Reservoir in Northeast England’s Tees Valley. For more information, click here.
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Lloyd Shoals
Increasing dissolved oxygen with a draft tube aeration system
Draft tube aeration systems on three turbine-generating units at the 18-MW Lloyd Shoals plant allow Georgia Power Company to meet state dissolved oxygen requirements.
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In Focus
Power Machines to supply equipment for Venezuela hydro project
MOSCOW, Russia -- Russian equipment supplier Power Machines is awarded a US7.3 million contract to provide five hydrogenerator stator winding sets for the Macagua 1 hydroelectric plant in Venezuela. For more information, click here.
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R&D Forum: Hydro-Quebec studying greenhouse gases at Eastmain 1
Canadian utility Hydro-Quebec is in the midst of an eight-year study to quantify greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its 480-MW Eastmain 1 project on the Eastmain River.
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Hydro Green Energy
Hydro Green Energy hydrokinetic technology proves fish friendly
HOUSTON, Texas -- The first and only direct fish survival study performed on a hydrokinetic turbine shows the technology is exceedingly safe for fish.
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