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  1. Ameren announces $52 million project to upgrade Bagnell Dam safety

    Ameren Missouri announces a major construction project will begin at Bagnell Dam and its associated Osage Energy Center this spring, to install a series of new anchors and concrete on the downstream side of the dam. This work is anticipated to cost $52 million and take about 18 months. “This project is about keeping this vital asset providing clean energy in the long term, using the best possible engineering available today,” says Warren Witt, director of hydro operations at Ameren Missouri . The 242.59-MW Osage Energy Center, on the Osage River, has operated for 85 years. The last major structural upgrade at Bagnell Dam was completed in the early 1980s with the installation of 277 post-tensioned anchors to hold the dam into the bedrock, Ameren Missouri reports. This latest upgrade will be conducted in three parts: installing 68 new post-tensioned anchors to hold the dam to the underlying bedrock, placing concrete between the highway piers to add weight to the dam, and installing a new concrete overlay to replace work and cracked concrete on the east and west sections. In total more than 66 million pounds of new concrete will be added, Witt says. The work “will have no effect on the energy generating capacity of Osage Energy Center ,” according to a press release. Ameren Missouri has a total generating capacity of 10,200 MW from 10 “energy centers.” The company has three hydroelectric energy centers: Osage, 142-MW Keokuk on the Mississippi River in Iowa and 442.5-MW Taum Sauk pumped storage in Missouri.

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    Fri, 13 Jan 2017

  2. US$100 billion NDB is an additional funding source for hydroelectric energy

    The New Development Bank (NDB), which has an authorized capital of US$100 billion, could provide additional opportunities to fund development of new hydroelectric projects.  

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    Tue, 29 Mar 2016

  3. Vietnam to stick with hydro and thermal power

    Vietnam has decided not to go ahead with the construction of nuclear power plants, which would have added an additional capacity of 4000 MW.

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    Fri, 11 Nov 2016

  4. A View of Canadian Hydroelectric Generation Markets

    Canada has immense natural resources with which to produce hydroelectric energy and this article provides an overview of the Canadian hydropower marketplace and where it is headed. 

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    Fri, 29 Jan 2016

  1. Subcommittee hears testimony on dissatisfaction with FERC relicensing

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    Sat, 30 Apr 2016

  2. Ontario Power Generation wraps up financing for Lower Mattagami hydro projects

    Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said Oct. 7 that it has reached the financial close of a C$220 million private placement bond offering to complete the financing for the completed redevelopment and expansion of four hydroelectric stations on the lower part of the Mattagami River.

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    Mon, 17 Oct 2016

  3. Hydroelectric energy is poised to play an integral role in supplying reliable green power

    Hydroelectric power is getting renewed interest from a number of utilities and private energy producers as a clean, reliable energy source.

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    Tue, 14 Aug 2001

  4. Rwanda leases 22 small hydroelectric plants to private consortium

    On Aug. 27, Rwanda’s Ministry of Infrastructure government announced it has leased 22 small hydropower projects located in the northern and western provinces to private investors to spur the country’s hydroelectric energy program. According to energy experts at the ministry, the plants would add ...

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    Mon, 31 Aug 2015

  5. Herrera Beutler introduces resolution to promote hydroelectric energy

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler has introduced a resolution that urges Congress to recognize hydroelectric power as a renewable energy source.

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    Mon, 19 Mar 2012

  6. Renewable Energy News: Indigenous group asks Brazil to stop financing mega-projects

    A group representing Amazon indigenous people urged Brazil's National Development Bank on Wednesday to stop financing projects (hydroelectric dams and highways) that cause environmental damage.

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    Thu, 14 Apr 2016

  7. PG&E now using 30 percent renewable energy

    Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said the renewable energy it delivers to its customers has reached nearly 30 percent 

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    Mon, 29 Feb 2016

  8. Hydro-Quebec wins Canadian approval for power line to New Hampshire

    Hydro-Quebec plans a 320-kV line between the Des Cantons substation and New Hampshire

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    Wed, 15 Jun 2016

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