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2011 budgets
Proposed 2011 budgets for key hydropower-related U.S. agencies announced, ocean renewables funding increased
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2011 budget requests for hydropower-related government agencies and ocean energy research are announced. For more, click here.
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New Development
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Featured video of the week
Video: An interview with Jim Harris, president of Burke Industrial Coatings
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Registration, sponsorship opportunities open for 2010 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Join hundreds of hydropower industry professionals April 26-28 in Washington, D.C. at the 2010 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference, “Hydro in the New Energy Revolution: Innovate. Generate. Legislate.”
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Akosombo Dam
Volta River Authority prepares national emergency plan for Akosombo and Kpong dams
ACCRA, Ghana --The Volta River Authority is preparing an Emergency Preparedness Plan to identify, prevent and limit the effects of potential dam failures at Akosombo and Kpong. For more, click here.
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Environmental authorities issue license for Belo Monte hydro project
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Brazil’s environmental authority issues a preliminary license for the proposed 11,200-MW Belo Monte hydroelectric project in the Amazon region, subject to a number of conditions covering environmental concerns and other issues.
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Technology & Equipment
Hydro Alternative Energy acquires rights to water power technology
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Hydro Alternative Energy Inc., a renewable energy company, acquires all U.S. and international patent and intellectual property rights to certain water power technology for use in certain commercialized water power applications.
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Assessing fish bypass flow: Combining numerical and physical models
To determine the flow performance of a fish bypass structure proposed for 1,038-MW Wanapum Dam, researchers combined results from a physical model with numerical modeling.
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In Focus
Eaton switchgear wins product of the year honors
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Eaton’s arc-resistant low voltage switchgear wins a Product of the Year award for outstanding achievements in product design and innovation. For more, click here.
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Tech Notes: Modifications to high-head gates reduce downpull
Specific modifications to high-head leaf gates can reduce downpull forces in both the open and closed type of gate.
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