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2010-07-26 11:39:00

PORTLAND, Ore., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Voith Hydro's first-of-its-kind patented fish friendly hydropower turbines are giving new life to the Bonneville Dam, after more than 70 years of providing clean, renewable energy to the Pacific Northwest. The Bonneville First Powerhouse, which has been harnessing hydropower from the Columbia River since the late 1930s, underwent a $140 million upgrade to its turbines. The project, which started in 1993, was just celebrated in a public ceremony last...

2010-07-08 10:00:00

MONTREAL, July 8 /PRNewswire/ - Alstom, a world leader in the supply of hydropower equipment and services, has signed a contract with Kiewit Alarie Partnership (KAP) to supply three turbine generator sets to Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) Lower Mattagami Project in Northern Ontario. KAP is a partnership between two of the largest construction firms operating in Canada - Peter Kiewit & Sons Co. (Kiewit) and Leo Alarie and Sons Construction Ltd. of Timmins, a subsidiary of the Aecon...

2010-04-30 11:09:07

Population growth, urbanization, increasing pollution, soil erosion and climate variations are all reflected in the management and adequacy of the world's waters. The situation is particularly difficult in many developing countries, where there are growing concerns over escalating water crises and even outright water conflicts between countries and regions. "The current rate of population growth and urbanization are already impacting food production. We need to improve the efficiency of...

2010-04-22 10:48:00

SAN RAMON, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Faronics, a global leader in computer power management and cost reducing IT solutions, announced today that Faronics Power Save customer, BC Hydro Power Authority, has outperformed preliminary predictions by saving an extra 200,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy a year. In a Total Economic Impact (TEI) study conducted in 2009 with industry expert Forrester Consulting and commissioned by Faronics, BC Hydro initially estimated they would save 1...

2010-04-16 07:00:00

NEW YORK, April 16 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Hydroelectric Corporation (NYSE: CHC, CHC-WS) ("China Hydroelectric" or the "Company"), a consolidator, developer and operator of small hydroelectric power projects in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that although as a foreign private issuer the Company is not required to report its year end results until June 30 of the following year, the Company expects to report its 2009 year end results during the middle...

2010-03-11 12:54:00

MIAMISBURG, Ohio, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Lakes Utilities (GLU) and Consolidated Water Power Company (CWPCo), a subsidiary of NewPage Corporation, are announcing they have signed a letter of intent to sell five CWPCo hydroelectric projects located along the Wisconsin River in DuBay, Stevens Point, Whiting, Biron and Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. The five hydroelectric projects have a combined installed capacity of 35.2 megawatts and the agreed upon price is approximately $2,000 per...

2010-03-11 11:15:00

Acquisition Strengthens Company's U.S. Hydropower Service Offering MONTREAL, March 11 /PRNewswire/ - Alstom, a global leader in hydropower for new plants, and refurbishment and services for existing plants, today announced that it acquired some of the assets of North American Phoenix - Energy Services (NAPES), a North American producer headquartered in Wausau, Wisconsin of control systems and speed governors for hydro power plants. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. This acquisition...

2010-02-16 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Hydroelectric Corporation (NYSE: CHC, CHC-WS) ("China Hydroelectric" or the "Company"), a consolidator, developer and operator of small hydroelectric power projects in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that it has executed a definitive agreement to acquire a 44 megawatt operating hydroelectric project in Yunnan province in the People's Republic of China. In addition, the Company announced that it has also entered...

2010-02-16 02:30:00

LONDON, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2009, the World Bank increased its lending for large hydropower projects, at a time when investment fell in many other sectors. This was a result of a pan-European commitment to generate more electricity from renewable energy sources and to better exploit mature hydropower technology. In addition to creating new growth opportunities, this has had the effect of generating a thriving market for refurbishment projects that improve efficiency and reduce...

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2010-01-22 08:59:26

Civil engineers at the University of Washington and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Seattle office have taken a first look at how dams in the Columbia River basin, the nation's largest hydropower system, could be managed for a different climate. They developed a new technique to determine when to empty reservoirs in the winter for flood control and when to refill them in the spring to provide storage for the coming year. Computer simulations showed that switching to the new management...