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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

IHA World Congress – advancing sustainable hydro power
06 October, 2009
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) hosted delegates from a wide range of political, technical, financial, social and environmental backgrounds, along with figureheads from business and industry, during the IHA 2009 World Congress, held in Reykjavik, Iceland on 23-26 June 2009.

Hastings project, US
21 July, 2009
In the US state of Minnesota, renewable energy company Hydro Green Energy partnered with the City of Hastings to install a two-turbine Hydro+ project downstream from the city’s 4.4MW run-of-river hydro power plant at the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Lock & Dam No 2 on the Mississippi river. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the project by a 5-0 vote on 13 December 2008. The Hastings project is the US’ first-ever federally-licensed hydrokinetic power station and the only hydrokinetic project exporting electricity to the US power grid for sale.

New tunnel to optimize hydro potential at Niagara
27 May, 2009
Ontario Power Generation’s Niagara tunnel project includes the planning, design and construction of a 10.2km long, 12.7m internal diameter tunnel and associated facilities to divert an additional 500m3/sec of water from the Niagara river upstream from the Horseshoe Falls to the existing Sir Adam Beck generating stations near Queenston. The design/build contractor, Strabag, is using the world’s largest hardrock tunnel boring machine to excavate the tunnel. By Richard A Everdell

Highlighting hydro developments
15 May, 2009
Members of the hydro industry reflect on the major developments in the industry over the past six decades and comment on important issues for the future

Working in partnership
17 March, 2009
The 23.6MW Umbata Falls run-of-river hydroelectric plant on the White River in Ontario, Canada, has been developed through a partnership with Innergex and the Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation. Renaud de Batz gives more details

Playing it safe
17 February, 2009
Dennis K. Neitzel gives an insight into training requirements to ensure electrical safety

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