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BC Clean Energy Act calls for more power from hydro, other renewables
VICTORIA, Canada -- British Columbia announces a new clean energy plan that calls for increased efficiency and an increase in the amount of energy the province gets from hydropower and other renewable energy sources. For more information, click here.
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Zimbabwe, Sinohydro plan Kariba hydropower plant expansion
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Zimbabwe signs a US400 million agreement with China's Sinohydro Corporation Limited to expand its 735-MW Kariba hydropower project.
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Featured video of the week
Video: An interview with Andrew Munro, National Hydropower Association president.
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Central Vermont Public Service to acquire other Vermont utility, hydro assets
RUTLAND, Vt. -- Central Vermont Public Service announces it will purchase the assets and service territory of the Vermont Marble Power Division of Omya Inc., including several small hydropower projects. For more information, click here.
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First unit of Mazar hydro project in Ecuador to enter service
QUITO, Ecuador -- Commercial operations of the first unit of Ecuadorian state generator Hidropaute's 160-MW Mazar hydropower project in Azuay province are set to begin, wire services report. For more information, click here.
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Technology & Equipment
Small hydropower projects get green light from Scottish Government
EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Four small hydro projects near Loch Lomond with a combined generating capacity of 6.7 MW are approved by the Scottish Government.
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Sibulan hydro project begins delivering power to the grid in Philippines
SANTA CRUZ, Philippines -- The Sibulan Hydropower Project begins operation, with the first of its two hydro plants generating 26 MW, Aboitiz reports. For more information, click here.
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Upgrading controls reduces unit downtime
To reduce time needed to troubleshoot operational problems and to get units back on line quickly at its eight hydro plants, SMUD is converting to programmable logic controllers from hard-wired, relay-based logics.
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In Focus
Mangahao hydropower project replacement runner contract awarded
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand -- Mace Engineering Limited enters into an agreement with the Mangahao Joint Venture to design and build a replacement runner and ancillary items for the Mangahao Power Station. For more information, click here.
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R&D Forum: Glen Canyon Dam experiment shows beneficial results
Resources along the Colorado River in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Grand Canyon National Park generally benefited from a high-flow experiment conducted in March 2008 from Glen Canyon Dam near Page, Ariz.
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HydroVision International
Wide range of hydro events included in HydroVision pre-conference activities
TULSA, Okla. -- Workshops, seminars and other events focusing on many aspects of hydropower kick off in advance of the upcoming HydroVision International Conference and Exhibition in North Carolina.
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