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Call for abstracts - Workshop on Environmentally-Enhanced Hydro Turbines
08 December, 2010
A call for abstracts has been issued for a workshop focused on the development of environmentally-enhanced conventional hydro turbines to be held in May 2011 in Washington D.C, US.

AERTC and Hydro-Quebec plan clean energy partnership
16 November, 2010
The Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) located at Stony Brook University in New York, and Canadian utility Hydro-Quebec are looking at coordinating their resources for advancing new clean energy technologies.

Uniting European hydropower
27 October, 2010
Hydropower is the most important renewable resource for energy production in Southeast European countries. However competition between water users is becoming a serious problem. The South East Europe (SEE) Hydropower project has been developed to find a way forward for all water users and balance energy demands with environmental and flooding considerations

Tackling the growing problem of sedimentation
09 August, 2010
Worldwide experts will convene in South Africa in September 2010. At the top of their agenda is the growing problem of river sedimentation. Professor Gerrit Basson explains why tackling this issue is of great importance to the dams industry

Ocean Power Technologies appoints Philip J. Pellegrino as Vice President, North America Business Development & Marketing
08 February, 2010
Reporting to Dr. George W. Taylor, OPT’s Executive Chairman, Pellegrino will be responsible for business development, sales and marketing activities of the Company throughout North America.

Investigating Aquabank
04 January, 2010
A new venture is pursuing a fresh approach to closed, standardised pumped storage systems in North America – and possibly beyond. Report by Patrick Reynolds

Under the influence - 60 most influential people in the industry
06 October, 2009
Welcome to International Water Power & Dam Construction’s list of the 60 most influential people in the industry. These people have helped shape the course of the global hydro and dams business over the last 60 years. This list – in alphabetical order – is the result of nominations from contacts and readers around the world, and was decided by a panel of industry experts

US DoE awards funding for advanced hydro tech projects
17 September, 2009
A total of up to US$14.6M of funding has been awarded by the US Department of Energy (DoE) to help fund commercialisation of hydro power technologies, especially marine and hydrokinetic.

Power on the cards - wave and tidal developments
19 August, 2009
IWP&DC presents some of the latest news and developments in the wave and tidal power industry

Positioning for the future
21 July, 2009
It’s time for the US hydro power industry to grow and shine. This was the strong message to emerge from the National Hydropower Association’s annual meeting in the US

Expanding research in India
03 February, 2009
Alstom is working hard to tap into India’s major hydro power market, writes Raghavendra Verma

US DoE pushes ocean, river power research
26 September, 2008
The US Department of Energy (DoE) has named the list of organisations it plans to negotiate with for research and development (R&D) funding into hydro power technologies based on ocean and river resources.

Examining hydro's future role
08 July, 2008
A recent workshop in the US helped to redefine hydro power’s role in the changing generation mix. Report by Tom Key and Patrick March

FERC waives regulatory burden for hydrokinetics
20 June, 2008
To demonstrate its commitment to supporting the development of hydrokinetic energy in the US, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has created a more efficient licensing process tailored to meet the needs of such pilot projects.

Twenty-first century powerhouse
18 June, 2008
Linda Church Ciocci, Executive Director of the National Hydropower Association, explains why US hydro should no longer be viewed as a relic of the past

Big plans for small hydro
28 May, 2008
Training workshops and government incentives have formed the basis of successful small hydro development in China. Now the country is working to disseminate small hydro technology on a global basis, explains D Pan

Developments for on-line monitoring of rotors and stator windings
30 April, 2008
Monitoring the operation of hydrogenerators to determine maintenance requirements is not easy, but three developments are showing particular promise for the industry

Renewed promise for Severn power
03 April, 2008
Tempted by the promise of a major long-term supply of renewable power, the UK Government is looking seriously, again, at proposals for a tidal barrage across the Severn Estuary. Report by Suzanne Pritchard

Ensuring efficient gate operation
31 August, 2007
The successful operation and maintenance of gates was the subject of a number of informative papers presented during the Waterpower XV conference

Challenges to turbine development
12 July, 2007
The 14 Francis turbine units installed in the left power house at China's Three Gorges project were all commissioned successfully during the period June 2003 to September 2005, functioning as expected. However, all these turbines have developed a pattern of damage mainly on the guide-vanes which has never before been reported. Here S C Li, S H Liu and Y L Wu provide a brief description of damage observations, together with analysis of possible causes

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