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HydroWorld:Marine hydro firm Aquamarine Power secures additional funding

Hydro Headlines

Marine hydro firm Aquamarine Power secures additional funding
EDINBURGH, Scotland — Wave energy hydro developer Aquamarine Power raises an additional 6 million pounds (US8.9 million) of funding. This follows the recent unveiling of the design of its Oyster 2 device, which will be built in Scotland later this year. For more information, click here.

Portland General Electric wins Edison Award for hydro project fish passage work
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. –The Edison Electric Institute names Portland General Electric a 2010 Edison Award winner for its fish intake and bypass structure at Pelton Round Butte hydro project and dam.

Featured video of the week
Video: A roundtable discussion about the recent memorandum of understanding for hydropower.

Hydropower projects eligible for Power Engineering Project of the Year
TULSA, Okla. — Hydropower, hydrokinetic and ocean energy projects are among renewable energy projects eligible for Power Engineering magazine’s Projects of the Year 2010 awards program. The deadline for entries is Aug. 27. For more information, click here.

More News
• Wide range of hydro events included in HydroVision pre-conference activities
• BC Hydro awards small hydro purchase agreement under Clean Power Call
• Emerson in agreement for hydro, thermal power plant upgrades and development

New Development

La Higuera hydro plant start expected in July
SANTIAGO, Chile — Construction of the 155-MW La Higuera hydro plant in the Tinguiririca Valley of Chile is pushed back, with the project expected to come online in July.

750-MW Santa Maria hydropower project in Peru to use four Pelton turbines
LIMA, Peru — Developers of the Santa Maria hydro project in Peru plan to use four Pelton turbines for the 750-MW project, wire services report. For more information, click here.

More New Development
• Pumped-storage hydro plant planned for Vietnam

Technology & Equipment

New static exciters aid in reliability-related equipment testing
Using new static exciters, Salt River Project personnel can conduct reliability-related equipment tests required by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council.

Andritz Hydro to equip Ilisu hydropower project in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey — International manufacturer Andritz is to supply electro-mechanical equipment valued at 340 million euros (US421 million) under a renewed contract to equip the 1,200-MW Ilisu Dam hydroelectric project on the Tigris River in Turkey . For more information,click here.

Featured Resource: The Guide to Hydropower Mechanical Design
This guide draws on insights and experience of more than 40 of the world’s leading hydro experts to provide a careful and thorough overview of existing “best practices.”

More Technology and Equipment
• Norcan wins Bracebridge Hydro contract

In Focus

Hydro Research Foundation announces hydro fellowship awards
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Hydro Research Foundation, Inc. announces the selection of nine recipients of hydro fellowships. Each fellowship will be worth about US94,000 to US141,000 over the two- to three-year period of study.

And More!
• EPA: Transition to renewable energy can reduce energy bills
• Group seeks feedback on paper about marine, hydrokinetic power and recreation

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