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PUD says removing Lower Snake Dams in the US is ‘bad for the county and the region’
The Board of Commissioners of the Grays Harbor Public Utility District (PUD) in Washington, US, has released a statement that throws support behind four hydroelectric dams on...
DOE announces new round of funding for hydropower
Funding totalling $6.6 million is up for grabs for hydropower development from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office.
Major milestone for Hells Canyon hydro projects license as water quality plan approved
Idaho Power has taken a major step toward a new federal license for its largest hydroelectric project with the news that Idaho and Oregon have certified the company’s plan for...
Knight Piésold confirmed as Lead Designer for Kiewit on Klamath River Dam Removal
Knight Piésold has announced it is to act as lead designer for Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. (Kiewit) on the recently awarded dam removal design-build contract for the Klamath...
2019 CDA Awards – call for nominations
The Canadian Dam Association (CDA) has released a call for nominations for awards to be presented at the annual CDA Awards Banquet in Calgary on 8 October.
Small dam removal to start in South Carolina, US
Work will start today to remove a small dam one Columbia-area creek following a successful partnership project between the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR),...
NYPA approves contract for Niagara refurb
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has approved a $16 million contract for critical refurbishment work at its Niagara Power Project.
US dam rehab could cost more than $70 billion says ASDSO
More than $70 billion will be needed to rehabilitate federal and non-federal dams in the US, according to a 2019 update of a report from the Association of State Dam Safety...
Snohomish County PUD wins NHA award
The Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD) has been honored by the National Hydropower Association (NHA) with its annual Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters Award.
Voith unveils 200-ton capacity Vertical Turning Lathe (VTL) at North American plant
Voith has installed one of the largest, state-of-the-art vertical machining tools in North America – the Vertical Turning Lathe (VTL) – at its York, Pennsylvania plant.
Idaho and Oregon in Hells Canyon Complex agreement
The US States of Idaho and Oregon have signed a settlement agreement for the Hells Canyon Complex, representing a major step toward Idaho Power’s reauthorization to operate three...
Expedited hydro licensing process established in US as FERC issues final rule
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the US last week issued a final rule establishing an expedited licensing process for original hydropower licenses for certain...
New report unveils plan to reinvigorate hydropower in the US
A new report from the National Hydropower Association (NHA) and Chelan County Public Utility District (Chelan PUD) identifies ways in which the capabilities of hydropower in the US...
DOE announces funds to advance hydropower, marine energy
Hydropower and marine energy projects in the US could benefit from up to $26.1 million in funding recently announced by the Department of Energy (DOE).
EMEC to assess Verdant Power’s tidal turbine performance
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has announced it is to provide an independent performance assessment of Verdant Power’s 5th Generation (Gen5) tidal turbine system to be...
New Oroville spillway could see first use in April
The reconstructed spillway at Oroville Dam in California could be put to use in early April, with the Department of Water Resources (DWR) preparing for its potential use by...
Salini Impregilo Group’s Lane to build new reservoir, dams in Florida
Salini Impregilo Group company Lane is to build a new reservoir and associated dams in Southern Florida in a $524-million contract.
Research highlights benefits of run-of-river plants
New research from national labs in the US has demonstrated that smaller scale run-of-river (ROR) hydropower can provide just as much baseload stability as reservoir-based...
USBR seeks ideas to keep fish safe from intakes in new prize competition
The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) is launching a prize competition that seeks ideas to keep fish safe from water diversions and intakes.