Publication: Hydro World

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105-MW Ambuklao hydroelectric project earns EMS certification

The 105-MW Amuklao hydroelectric plant passed a TUV Rheinland certification audit for Environmental Management System (EMS) with "zero" non-conformity earlier this month.Located in the Philippines' Benguet province, Ambuklao is operated by SN Aboitiz ... [Published Hydro World - 9 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Alterra, Fiera announce partnership for Canada's 62-MW Jimmie Creek hydropower project

The Alterra Power Corp. and Fiera Axium Infrastructure Inc. have announced a partnership agreement for the ownership and construction of the 62-MW Jimmie Creek hydroelectric plant.Under the deal, Alterra (TSX: AXY ) will own 51% of the project, while ... [Published Hydro World - 9 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

U.S. seeks firms for rewind, cavitation repair at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform generator rewinds and turbine cavitation repairs at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam on the Snake River in Washington. Responses are due May 2.The Corps' Walla Walla District took ... [Published Hydro World - 11 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

FERC sets conferences on critical infrastructure, system reliability

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued an agenda and discussion topics for a technical conference April 29 on Critical Infrastructure Protection issues.Additionally, the commission has scheduled a technical conference June 10 on reliability ... [Published Hydro World - 16 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

New control system on line at 6.8-GW Grand Coulee hydropower plant

A new control system implemented by communications technology company Real-Time Innovations is now operational at the 6,809-MW Grand Coulee hydroelectric plant.The "RTI Connext DDS" system installed by Real-Time Innovations replaces a previous supervisory ... [Published Hydro World - 15 hours ago]
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California hydroelectric power operator names new CEO

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District has announced the selection of Arlen Orchard as its new general manager and chief executive officer, effective April 12.Orchard, a 24-year SMUD veteran, succeeds former CEO John Di Stasio. Di Stasio announced ... [Published Hydro World - 15 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

French waterways agency seeks refurbishment of Plancher-Bas Dam

France's navigable waterways agency, Voies Navigables de France (VNF), seeks bids for rehabilitation of Plancher-Bas Dam on the Rahin River in France's Haute-Saone Department. Bids are due May 26.Last year, VNF took bids for inspection and monitoring ... [Published Hydro World - 15 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Gimbel named Bureau of Reclamation deputy commissioner

Jennifer Gimbel was named Reclamation’s Deputy Commissioner for External and Intergovernmental Affairs in March, according to a release from the Bureau of Reclamation.As Deputy Commissioner, Gimbel will oversee Reclamation’s congressional, legislative ... [Published Hydro World - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

U.S. seeks spillway channel excavation at Canton Lake Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform the remaining excavation that will allow flows into a new auxiliary spillway at Canton Lake Dam on the North Canadian River in Oklahoma. A site visit is scheduled April 30 with bids due May 15.Canton ... [Published Hydro World - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Satellites could help Brazil's hydroelectric power operators forecast weather patterns

Brazilian researchers have met to discuss the use of satellites to collect hydrometeorological data to better forecast weather-related events.According to a government release, representatives from the country's national water agency (ANA), space agency ... [Published Hydro World - Apr 23 2014]
Entities: Brazil, Drought, Hydrology
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

World Bank provides loan for Burundi hydropower plants

The World Bank has approved a US$100 million grant to the Republic of Burundi for the construction of two hydropower plants along the Jiji and Mulembwe rivers.The combined costs of the 31.5-MW Jiji and 16.5-MW Mulembwe projects is estimated at $270 million, ... [Published Hydro World - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Comments sought on proposed environmental study of Pakistan's 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydro project

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks comments on a draft statement of work for an environmental and social impact assessment of Pakistan's proposed 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydroelectric project on the Indus River. Responses are due ... [Published Hydro World - Apr 23 2014]

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...indicates SNAP's "commitment to monitoring, managing and improving its environmental performance," the company said, meaning SN Aboitiz has "identified significant environmental aspects of its operations and that it is taking steps to manage them through effective means."
"We are delighted to add another hydropower project to our diversified fund portfolio" Fiera executive Dominic Chalifoux said
"The Grand Coulee Dam is a key national asset," RTI CEO Stan Schneider said. "There is perhaps no greater challenge than to simultaneously deliver both state-of-the-art technology and ultra-mature operation."
...to run this great organization," said Orchard, whose appointment was finalized by the board earlier this month following a national search. "That the board chose from among internal candidates speaks highly of the excellent work of SMUD's staff over the years."

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New control system on line at 6.8-GW Grand Coul... [Published Hydro World - 15 hours ago]
California hydroelectric power operator names n... [Published Hydro World - 15 hours ago]
French waterways agency seeks refurbishment of ... [Published Hydro World - 15 hours ago]
FERC sets conferences on critical infrastructur... [Published Hydro World - 16 hours ago]
Gimbel named Bureau of Reclamation deputy commi... [Published Hydro World - Apr 23 2014]
U.S. seeks spillway channel excavation at Canto... [Published Hydro World - Apr 23 2014]
Satellites could help Brazil's hydroelectric po... [Published Hydro World - Apr 23 2014]
Comments sought on proposed environmental study... [Published Hydro World - Apr 23 2014]
EPC contractor selects SediCon for Coca Coda Si... [Published Hydro World - Apr 23 2014]
World Bank provides loan for Burundi hydropower... [Published Hydro World - Apr 23 2014]
California utility seeks design, engineering fo... [Published Hydro World - Apr 23 2014]
MHK is hydro…and here to stay [Published Hydro World - Apr 23 2014]
Bhutan, India sign hydroelectric power developm... [Published Hydro World - Apr 22 2014]
India utility seeks digital governors for 180-M... [Published Hydro World - Apr 22 2014]
U.S. extends bidding for operation and maintena... [Published Hydro World - Apr 22 2014]
IDB rural electrification program could include... [Published Hydro World - Apr 22 2014]
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Corps awards contract for Isabella Dam stone pr... [Published Hydro World - Apr 21 2014]
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DOE announces new opportunities for hydroelectr... [Published Hydro World - Apr 21 2014]
IFC provides funds for Nepal hydroelectric proj... [Published Hydro World - Apr 21 2014]
In-Situ announces new water, temperature logger [Published Hydro World - Apr 21 2014]
Italy utility seeks valves for 15.6-MW Mallero ... [Published Hydro World - Apr 21 2014]
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FERC backs state in blocking 401 certification ... [Published Hydro World - Apr 18 2014]
Guinea renews call for social-environmental ass... [Published Hydro World - Apr 18 2014]
Executives at Brazilain hydroelectric power ope... [Published Hydro World - Apr 17 2014]
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