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Pelamis converter
E.ON unveils Pelamis-built wave energy hydropower device in UK
EDINBURGH, Scotland -- The UK subsidiary of German utility E.ON AG unveils its first wave energy hydropower device in the UK. United Kingdom-based marine hydropower developer Pelamis Wave Power Ltd. developed and constructed the device, which will be tested at the European Marine Energy Centre. For more information, click here
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New Development
HydroVision International
Find out what hydro industry leaders are saying at HydroVision 2010
TULSA, Okla. -- More than 400 speakers, hydropower professionals and experts from across the world, will gather in Charlotte, N.C., USA, in late July to share their ideas, expertise and concerns on the management, operation and development of a burgeoning industry – hydropower.
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Mark Robinson
Featured video of the week
Video: An industry panel discusses merging hydropower and wind power.
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Chinese bank
Ethiopia, China sign agreement for Gibe III hydro project construction
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Ethiopia and China strike a US459 million agreement for work on the 1,870-MW Gibe III hydropower project, with the Chinese government providing a loan for construction costs.
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Oyster 2 converter
Marine hydro firm Aquamarine unveils new Oyster wave energy device
EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Wave energy hydropower developer Aquamarine Power unveils the design of its Oyster 2 wave energy converter, which will be built in Scotland this summer. For more information, click here.
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Technology & Equipment
Construction of Uri II hydro project in India on track for completion in 2011
URI, India -- Construction work on the Uri-II hydroelectric project in Kashmir's Uri town reaches its final stage, with construction set for completion in 2011.
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Third largest hydro project in China could begin generating power in 2012
BEIJING, China -- China's Xiangjiaba hydropower project is on track to begin generating power in 2012. For more information, click here.
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Control room
The Control Room of the Not-Too Distant Future
In the future, advanced hardware and software will give hydro plant operators seamless control.
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In Focus
Alstom wins Jorethang Loop hydropower plant equipment contract
LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France -- Alstom is awarded a contract worth EUR18 million (US22.5 million) from Dans Energy for the 96-MW Jorethang Loop hydropower project in Sikkim, India. For more information, click here.
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Tech Briefs: Using sonic methods to drill in an embankment
During installation of a double-line grout curtain at Wolf Creek Dam, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers used sonic drilling to install the holes through the embankment.
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Wave Hub
Wave Hub wave energy hydropower infrastructure project on track for summer 2011 deployment
EXETER, England -- Wave Hub, a marine renewable infrastructure project that will create the world’s largest test site for wave energy technology, is on course to be deployed by summer 2011, with fabrication of subsea cables and the hub itself nearing completion, developers report. For more information, click here.
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