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U.S. Capitol
National Hydropower Association drafts legislation to boost hydro development
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Hydropower Association proposes draft legislation titled “Hydropower Renewable Energy and Jobs Act of 2010.” NHA tells HydroWorld.com the bill is intended to significantly boost hydropower development and spur industry jobs growth.
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New Development
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Andritz Hydro to supply equipment for Ilisu hydro plant in Turkey
GRAZ, Austria -- International technology group Andritz wins an electromechanical equipment contract with a total value of approximately 340 million euros (US417.4 million) as part of the construction of the Ilisu hydropower station in Turkey. For more information, click here.
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Marc Gerken
Featured video of the week
Video: American Public Power Association President and CEO of American Municipal Power Marc Gerken speaks out about hydropower. The APPA is holding its annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, this week.
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Marine turbine
RWE Innogy, Voith Hydro to install marine tidal current turbine
ESSEN, Germany -- RWE Innogy and Voith Hydro are installing a 1-MW marine tidal current turbine off the Scottish coast through joint venture Voith Hydro Ocean Current Technologies, project developers report. For more information, click here.
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China Guodian plans hydropower, coal plants in Myanmar
BEIJING, China -- China Guodian Corp. signs an agreement to build hydropower projects and coal-fired power plants in Myanmar. For more information, click here.
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Technology & Equipment
Iran plans hydro project in Georgia, seeks to import electricity
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran plans to build a hydropower plant in Georgia and seeks to import electricity from the former Soviet republic.
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Fire door latch
Ideas in Action: System for automatically closing fire doors in a powerhouse
Contact Energy Limited in New Zealand installed electro-magnetic retainers on the fire doors in its 320-MW Roxburgh hydro project to hold doors open and automatically close them.
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More Technology and Equipment
Norcan wins Bracebridge Hydro contract

In Focus
Emerson introduces Ovation Document Builder software suite
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Emerson Process Management introduces the new Ovation Documentation Builder software suite, which is designed to help power utilities meet European documentation standards. For more information, click here.
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R&D Forum: EPRI seeks test site for fish-friendly hydropower turbine
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is seeking an additional demonstration site at an existing or new hydropower development to install and evaluate the fish-friendly Alden Turbine.
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New York Power Authority marks hydro project upgrade completion
BLENHEIM, New York -- The New York Power Authority marks the completion of a nearly four-year overhaul of its Blenheim-Gilboa pumped-storage hydro project in New York at an event where NYPA President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel was joined by state and local officials in highlighting the milestone.
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