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Underwater turbine
Government agencies sign MOU to spur offshore hydro, wind projects
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Department of the Interior and Department of Energy announce a new memorandum of understanding intended to strengthen the working relationship between the two agencies on the future development of commercial renewable offshore hydro and wind projects on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.
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New Development
Bob Raiford
Acclaimed broadcaster coming to HydroVision 2010
TULSA, Okla. -- HydroVision International 2010, scheduled July 27-30 in Charlotte, N.C., will feature a special closing luncheon with a visit from a North Carolina-based commentator and essayist with a national audience.
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Jeff Osborn
Featured video of the week
Video: An interview with Jeff Osborn, Chelan County Public Utility District.
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Hydropower consolidation
Hitachi, Mitsubishi discuss consolidation of hydropower businesses
TOKYO, Japan -- Hitachi, Mitsubishi Electric and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries reach a basic agreement calling for the three companies to initiate concrete discussions toward consolidation of their hydroelectric power generation system operations. For more information, click here.
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Serra do Facao hydro plant to start operations within three months
BRASILIA, Brazil -- Brazil's 210-MW Serra do Facao hydropower plant is projected to come online within three months, the president of project developer Serra do Facao Energia consortium tells wire services. For more information, click here.
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Technology & Equipment
Marine hydro projects secure Scottish Government funding
EDINBURGH, Scotland -- The Scottish Government awards 13 million pounds (US19.7 million) in grants to five marine hydropower projects through a wave and tidal hydro development program.
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Duke Energy expects small hydro projects in Brazil to come online by 2011
CHARLOTTE, N.C -- U.S. power group Duke Energy expects its two new small hydropower plants being developed in Brazil to come online by the end of 2011.
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Hipot testing
High-potential (hipot) testing: A tool to assess stator winding condition
High-potential (hipot) withstand testing can be used on an existing generator to assess the machine’s condition.
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In Focus
Alstom to supply hydro equipment at Lower Mattagami hydropower complex
LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France -- Alstom signs a C110 million (US105.4 million) contract with Kiewit Alarie Partnership to supply three turbine-generator sets to Ontario Power Generation’s Lower Mattagami hydro project in Northern Ontario. For more information, click here.
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R&D Forum: EPRI releases report on fish protection technologies
EPRI announces availability of a technical reference manual, Fish Protection at Cooling Water Intake Structures. The report reviews fish protection technologies, including those used at water intakes for hydroelectric facilities.
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HydroVision International
HydroVision conference tracks cover wide range of hydropower topics
TULSA, Okla. -- From operations and maintenance to marine hydropower and asset management, conference tracks at the upcoming HydroVision 2010 event offer a broad spectrum of informative sessions geared toward addressing many important aspects of the worldwide hydropower industry.
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