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Canadian province of Ontario develops plan to add hydropower

...... Review is currently under way of the Canadian province of Ontario's new Long Term Energy Plan. By 2018, the province will add more than 900 MW of hydropower - an 11% increase - with much more potential possible. By Paul Norris While it could be argued that a week doesn't go by without some "news" in the electricity sector in the province of Ontario, Canada, more strategic policy shifts ......

(970 words by hydroworld.com)
(12/21/2013)
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Providing recreational opportunites at Avista's hydroelectric plants

...... the Americans with Disabilities Act to cast his fishing line across the Clark Fork River. What do these three scenes have in common? All are courtesy of Avista Utilities' Clark Fork Hydroelectric Project. For more than half a century, Avista in Spokane, Wash., has generated the majority of the hydroelectric power it produces from the Clark Fork Project, which includes the 254.6-MW Cabinet ......

(1600 words by hydroworld.com)
(12/21/2013)
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Focus on the latest hydroelectric power activity in Canada

...... Hydroelectric power has been a staple in Canada's energy mix for more than a century, but its role is evolving. Find out how politics, social responsibility and foreign markets are shaping the industry's future. By Michael Harris Thomas Edison received his patent for the incandescent light bulb mere months before the Ottawa Electric Light Company completed Canada's first hydropower ......

(2139 words by hydroworld.com)
(12/21/2013)
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Job changes and promotions related to the hydroelectric power industry

...... oversees the firm's water resources professionals, more than 50 individuals who provide planning, design and construction engineering services for infrastructure, flood control, dams and hydropower projects around the nation. Mead & Hunt provides architecture, historic preservation, municipal infrastructure, and water resources engineering services to clients throughout the U.S. Gannett ......

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(12/21/2013)
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News on hydroelectric power, pumped storage and more

...... the desire to provide AERC shareholders liquidity, and the need for sources of new capital necessary to meet the long-term and growing electric requirements of Juneau. The utility's hydroelectric fleet includes four plants with a cumulative capacity of about 80 MW. "AERC's Board of Directors wanted to find a qualified utility buyer that would focus on providing reliable and competitively ......

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(12/21/2013)
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Voith Hydro names new director of marketing and sales - HydroWorld

...... Voith Hydro has promoted Carl Atkinson to its Director of Marketing and Sales, following another internal promotion announced by the global hydropower technology manufacturer earlier this year. Atkinson takes over for Stan Kocon, who was named Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Voith's York office in October . The company said Atkinson has more than 18 years of ......

(254 words by hydroworld.com)
(12/20/2013)
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Hydro technology news focusing on Canada

...... Hydroelectric power's future in Ontario strong, minister says Speaking at the Ontario Waterpower Association's (OWA) annual conference and exhibition in October, Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli affirmed the role of hydroelectric power in the province's current and future energy sector. "Hydroelectric power is a central pillar of the government's renewable electricity portfolio," Chiarelli said. ......

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(12/20/2013)
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Dam removal happens, but is it always the right thing?

...... By Elizabeth Ingram We report on dam removal fairly regularly on our website, HydroWorld.com, as part of our commitment to bring you comprehensive news on the hydroelectric power industry. Avoiding this particular subset of the industry, despite the overt negative connotations, would be an obvious oversight. Dam removal happens, and we need to talk about it. However, I have mixed feelings ......

(734 words by hydroworld.com)
(12/20/2013)
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The latest hydroelectric power news and information

...... Two federal RPS proposals include hydroelectric power Two pieces of legislation introduced nearly simultaneously in late October could establish a national renewable portfolio standard that includes hydropower. Both seek to have 25% of electricity produced in 2025 come from renewable sources. The first bill - co-sponsored by senators Mark Udall, D-Colo., Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Ben Cardin, D-Md ......

(1569 words by hydroworld.com)
(12/20/2013)
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NYPA hydroelectric power allocations creating new jobs in New York - HydroWorld

...... Hydroelectric power allotments announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) will lead to the creation of almost 650 new jobs and US$206 million in capital investments. The power allocation will be taken from NYPA's Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant and will be distributed to the Ford Motor Company in Hamburg, Brunner International in Medina and Gracious ......

(266 words by hydroworld.com)
(12/19/2013)
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U.S. considers financing Congo's 4,200-MW Inga 3 hydroelectric plant - HydroWorld

...... The United States is considering an investment into the Democratic Republic of Congo's 4,200-MW Inga 3 hydropower project, wire services report. Financing could come from the U.S. government's "Power Africa" program, which does not currently include Congo amongst six sub-Saharan countries as part of the plan. Officials from the U.S. Agency for International Development and Congo government ......

(142 words by hydroworld.com)
(12/19/2013)
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Cambodia seeks collaboration despite criticism of Lower Se San 2 hydro project - HydroWorld

...... Cambodia is moving forward with development of the Lower Se San 2 hydropower project and is seeking support from surrounding nations. A spirit of collaboration was established on Tuesday at a meeting between Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, Tourism Minister Dr. Thong Khon and Cambodian Industry, Mines and Energy Minister Cham Prasidh. "Sarawak and Cambodia can work together ......

(231 words by hydroworld.com)
(12/18/2013)
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Canadian government works out loan guarantee for Lower Churchill hydroelectric projects - HydroWorld

...... generation in a number of renewable and non-renewable forms. Canadian officials on Dec. 10 announced the finalization of a federal loan guarantee for Nalcor Energy's Lower Churchill hydroelectric projects. Rob Moore, Regional Minister for Newfoundland and Labrador, was joined in this announcement by Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Andrew Younger, Nova Scotia's ......

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(12/16/2013)
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British Hydropower Association names new CEO - HydroWorld

...... The British Hydropower Association has Simon Hamlyn as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective after current CEO David Williams retires Jan. 22, 2014. Williams, who will remain as acting CEO until Simon takes over, has been with BHA for eight years. " David Williams has left the BHA in a very strong position as a membership organization that is effective and well respected throughout the ......

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(12/16/2013)
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Scottish energy ministry approves 600-MW Choire Ghlais pumped-storage hydropower project - HydroWorld

...... Plans for the 600-MW Choire Ghlais pumped-storage hydropower project have been given the go-ahead by Scottish Minister of Energy Fergus Ewing, opening the door for a plant that could eventually supply as much as 10% of the country's peak electricity demand. Developer Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) Renewables announced it had gained unanimous support for Choire Ghlais (also called "Coire ......

(198 words by hydroworld.com)
(12/13/2013)
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RWE receives funds for two Michigan small hydropower plants - HydroWorld

...... World Energies LLC (RWE) has completed a US$2.3 million debt through a new investment arrangement with the Geo Investors Renewable Infrastructure Fund, the Wisconsin-based small hydroelectric power plant owner and operator has announced. The proceeds will primarily be used to fund upgrades to the 2-MW Cataract and the ongoing operation and maintenance of the 900-kW Au Train plant, ......

(275 words by hydroworld.com)
(12/12/2013)
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Hibbard Inshore provides underwater services at Australia's Snowy Mountain hydropower project - HydroWorld

...... Underwater services provider Hibbard Inshore has completed another round of inspections of Australia's 3,756-MW Snowy Mountains hydropower project using its tethered vehicles, the Michigan-based company has announced. Using its newest long-range vehicle, the SAAB Sabertooth, Hibbard Inshore traversed more than 12 km in a single direction through a tunnel for a round-trip exceeding 24 km. The ......

(259 words by hydroworld.com)
(12/12/2013)

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Nine banks provide financing for Chile's 531-MW Alto Maipo hydropower project - HydroWorld

...... Developer AES Gener has received US$1.217 billion in funding from a syndicate of local and international banks for the construction of Chile's 531-MW Alto Maipo hydropower project. Contributing to the project financing are the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), International Finance Corporation (IFC), CorpBanca, Banco de Credito e ......

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(12/12/2013)
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Unit at Barkley hydropower plant operating again after stator winding repair - HydroWorld

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(12/11/2013)
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A hydropower engineer walks into a bar … - HydroWorld

...... When the owner of a pub in the United Kingdom needed a way to provide electricity for its operations that relied on renewables rather than fossil fuel, hydroelectric power became the answer. How fun is that?! The pub, called Sticklebarn, has been a fixture near Ambleside in the Lake District for more than 40 years. It is located near a stream with a flow of nearly 200 L per second. The ......

(560 words by hydroworld.com)
(12/10/2013)
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Mott MacDonald selected to monitor construction of Peru's 406-MW Chaglla hydroelectric project - HydroWorld

...... The Bank of New York Mellon has appointed Mott MacDonald as an independent engineer to monitor construction of the 406-MW Chaglla hydroelectric project in Peru. The US$1.2 billion plant is being developed on the Huallaga River in the Chaglla and Chinchao districts by Empresa de Generacion Huallaga S.A. The company is a subsidiary of Brazil's Oderbrecht Group. The Chaglla complex includes a 4 ......

(219 words by hydroworld.com)
(12/09/2013)
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Alstom receives additional order for 3,568-MW Santo Antonio hydropower plant - HydroWorld

...... Alstom has been awarded a contract to supply additional equipment for Brazil's 3,568-MW Santo Antonio hydropower project, the company has announced. Per a US$109.8 million deal signed this week, Alstom will supply two bulb turbines, four generators, two speed governors, two excitation systems and six bus bars. Meanwhile, IMMA -- a joint venture between Alstom and Bardella -- will be ......

(190 words by hydroworld.com)
(12/09/2013)
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REW-Asia invites papers from hydroelectric power industry - HydroWorld

...... Sept. 10-12, 2014, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is an international meeting of leading organizations and high-level influencers in green and alternative power fields. Both conventional hydroelectric power and marine & hydrokinetic are included as part of the Renewable Energy World Asia conference program, with papers being accepted in a number of topics related to each field. All abstracts ......

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(12/09/2013)
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New small conduit hydropower project development bill passes U.S. House - HydroWorld

...... A bill designed to further support small conduit hydropower project development passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a voice vote earlier this week. The legislation, called the " Bureau of Reclamation Conduit Hydropower Development Equity and Jobs Act " -- or officially House Resolution 1963 -- was approved by the House Natural Resources Committee in August . H.R. 1963 will now be ......

(238 words by hydroworld.com)
(12/06/2013)
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Tajikistan receives ADB funds for Golovnaya hydropower plant rehab, upgrades - HydroWorld

...... The Asian Development Bank has approve a US$136 million grant for the refurbishment of electrical and mechanical equipment at Tajikistan's 240-MW Golovnaya hydropower plant. The funding represents the largest single transaction ever provided to the country, ADB said. The Golovnaya hydroelectric plant is located along the Vakhsh River and was commissioned in 1962. Once rehabilitation is ......

(181 words by hydroworld.com)
(12/05/2013)
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National Hydropower Association's Leahey awarded promotion - HydroWorld

...... The National Hydropower Association has promoted Jeff Leahey to the position of Deputy Executive Director, per a recent meeting of the NHA Board of Directors. Leahey has served with NHA since 2002 -- first as Regulatory Affairs Manager, and, since January 2007, as its Director of Government Affairs. Leahey has been responsible for advancing a number of key NHA policy pieces, including ......

(181 words by hydroworld.com)
(12/04/2013)
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Royal HaskoningDHV, TIRASA sign agreement for Indonesian small hydropower development - HydroWorld

...... signed recently by consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV and renewable energy developer PT Bhakti Putra Bangsa (TIRASA) will see the parties collaborate in developing a total of 100 MW of small hydropower in Indonesia within the next five years. The Head of Cooperation Agreement, signed in the presence of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Indonesian Chamber of Commerce chair Suryo Sulisto, could ......

(188 words by hydroworld.com)
(12/04/2013)
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Aboriginal perspective - a recommendation - HydroWorld

...... I’ve admitted before that I came into this industry knowing very little about hydropower, and that I have been on a quest to understand not only the technical aspects of the industry but also the cultural significance and impacts of hydropower ever since. I was beyond fascinated by author Chris Henderson’s presentation this past October at the Ontario Waterpower Association’s ......

(392 words by hydroworld.com)
(12/03/2013)
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Expansions of Holtwood hydropower project complete - HydroWorld

...... PPL Holtwood has completed work on a 125-MW powerhouse at the Holtwood hydropower plant, the company announced earlier this week. Holtwood 's new powerhouse sits adjacent to an old powerhouse, and more than doubles the project's generating capacity from about 108 MW to more than 230 MW with a pair of Voith-manufactured 62.5 MW turbine units . "This project, one of the largest expansions ......

(287 words by hydroworld.com)
(12/03/2013)
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Ontario ups hydroelectric power potential in newest Long-Term Energy Plan - HydroWorld

...... Ontario's newest Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) expands the province's target for hydroelectric power from 9,000 MW to 9,300 MW, according to documents released earlier this week by Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli. The 2013 LTEP, which builds on numbers previously established in 2010, recognizes the potential role for pumped-storage hydro, large and small hydro sites in northern Ontario, and ......

(217 words by hydroworld.com)
(12/02/2013)
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