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Belo Monte hydro project construction auction to proceed following stall
BRASILIA, Brazil -- A Brasilia judge overturns a decision that could have delayed construction of the 11,200-MW Belo Monte hydro project in Brazil's Amazon region, wire services report. The April 20 auction for construction of the project will proceed. For more information, click here.
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Millions awarded for hydropower, other renewable energy projects in New York
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority in conjunction with the Public Service Commission awards US204 million of funding to eight large-scale renewable energy projects, including hydro.
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Department of Energy Under Secretary Kristina Johnson to speak at Washington, D.C., hydro conference next week
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Hydropower Association’s annual conference next week features remarks by U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary Kristina Johnson. She is expected to discuss how hydropower can contribute to significant job growth throughout the U.S. To register for the conference, click here.
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Featured video of the week
Video: A roundtable discussion about opportunities for hydropower's growth in the renewable energy mix.
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Chile's La Higuera hydropower project expected to begin operation in June
SANTIAGO, Chile -- The 155-MW La Higuera hydro plant being developed in Chile's Tinguiririca Valley is expected to come online in June 2010, wire reports from the region indicate. For more information, click here.
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Technology & Equipment
Wave energy firm Ocean Power Technologies wins grant for PowerBuoy development
PENNINGTON, N.J. -- Wave energy hydropower developer Ocean Power Technologies Inc. wins a US1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for development of the next generation PowerBuoy ocean energy hydropower device.
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Construction of Mid Modi hydropower project to begin in Nepal
KATHMANDU, Nepal -- Construction is set to begin on the Mid-Modi small hydropower project in Nepal's Parbat district.
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Physical Models: Why Hydro Developers Use Them in the Computer Age
Physical Models: Why Hydro Developers Use Them in the Computer Age
Although computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling is used extensively in the hydropower industry, some physical phenomena cannot be accurately predicted through CFD.
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In Focus
Corps awards control cable replacement contract at Center Hill Dam hydro project
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards a US3.29 million contract for control cable replacement at the 135-MW Center Hill Dam hydro project on the Caney Fork River near Lancaster, Tenn. For more information, click here.
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Eaton wins upgrade contract for Hartwell hydropower project in Georgia
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announces it will supply more than US2.5 million in electrical products and services to upgrade the Hartwell Dam hydroelectric power plant.
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Tech Notes: Using satellite data in water management decisions
Tech Notes: Using satellite data in water management decisions
Data from a pair of orbiting satellites can be used to make more informed regional water management decisions, say scientists from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
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U. S. Society on Dams holds annual meeting and conference in California
DENVER, Colo., U.S. -- The United States Society on Dams held its annual meeting and conference in California recently, with more than 460 dam engineering professionals and exhibitors in attendance.
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