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TVA Boone Dam project earns top award
27 September, 2019
The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Boone Dam project has been selected as...
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Voith wins cavitation repair contract at Gavins Point Dam
Thursday, August 15, 2019 by Voith is to carry out cavitation repairs to all three Kaplan units at the Gavins Point dam in Nebraska in a contract awarded by the US.Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

GE wins US hydro contracts
Thursday, August 08, 2019 by GE Renewable Energy has signed two hydropower contracts in the US, one for FirstLight’s Northfield Mountain project and one for PG&E’s Caribou One hydropower station.

15-year project launched to extend life of Niagara Power Project, US
Monday, August 05, 2019 by The operating life of the Niagara Power Project in New York, US, is set to significantly extended as the New York Power Authority (NYPA) launches a 15-year modernization and...

Kiewit Barnard JV wins contract for Gross Reservoir Expansion Project
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 by Denver Water has awarded a two-year, $4.5 million contract for planning and pre-construction work during the final design phase of the $464 million Gross Reservoir Expansion Project...

USBR grants aim to boost hydro production
Thursday, July 04, 2019 by The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has announced that 13 states will utilize $29.1 million in grants from the WaterSMART Program to help communities conserve water, helping to...

OPG buys US hydro plant operator
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has agreed to acquire Cube Hydro, an operator of small and medium-sized hydropower facilities based in the northeast and southeast United States.

Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program still open for applicants
Friday, June 07, 2019 by The Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program – which will match mentors with protégés from across the hydropower sector in the US – is accepting applications up to 1 August 2018.

PUD says removing Lower Snake Dams in the US is ‘bad for the county and the region’
Wednesday, June 05, 2019 by 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
Saturday, June 01, 2019 by 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
Saturday, June 01, 2019 by 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
Friday, May 24, 2019 by 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
Thursday, May 23, 2019 by 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
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by 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
Friday, May 10, 2019 by 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
Thursday, May 09, 2019 by 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
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 by 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
Thursday, April 25, 2019 by 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
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by 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
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by 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...

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