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Consortium wins Belo Monte hydropower project construction rights in Brazil
BRASILIA, Brazil -- A nine-company consortium wins the rights to build the 11,200-MW Belo Monte hydroelectric project in Brazil's Amazon.
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National Hydropower Association Annual Conference under way in D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hundreds of hydropower industry professionals are in Washington, D.C., for the 2010 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference. The event brings together industry leaders, state and federal regulatory officials, and legislative staff to discuss technology, policy, and future development options for hydropower. For HydroWorld.com coverage from the NHA event, click here.
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Featured video of the week
Video: An interview with Ed Abrams, deputy director, Hydropower Licensing, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
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British Columbia government to proceed with Site C hydropower project review
HUDSON'S HOPE, Canada -- The government of British Columbia announces it is moving forward with the 900-MW Site C hydropower project on the Peace River.
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Construction of Selset small hydropower project starts in Tees Valley
SWINDON, England -- Construction begins on the Selset small hydroelectric project in England's Tees Valley.
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Technology & Equipment
Ashta hydropower project in Albania on track for completion in 2012
TIRANA, Albania -- Construction of Albania's 48-MW Ashta run-of-river hydropower project is on schedule for completion by 2012. For more information, click here.
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Group plans to build Belo Monte hydro project for less than previous estimates
BRASILIA, Brazil -- The consortium that recently won the tender for Brazil's Belo Monte hydroelectric project plans to build the hydro project for less than the 19 billion reais (US10.8 billion) cost estimated by the government.
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How NYPA uses HydroX to monitor generator behavior
New York Power Authority has five years of experience using the HydroX diagnostic expert system on one unit at its 912-MW St. Lawrence project.
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Andritz Hydro wins contract for replacement turbines at Hoover hydro project
BOULDER CITY, Nev. -- The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation awards Andritz Hydro a contract for design and supply of a replacement turbine, with an option to supply three more, at the 2,078-MW Hoover Dam hydroelectric project on the Colorado River in Arizona and Nevada. For more information, click here.
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Featured Resource: Hydro Wheels: A Guide to Maintaining and Improving Hydro Units
The third edition of this practical, effective manual provides detailed information about maintenance programs as well as the diagnosis and remedy of common hydro wheel problems.
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