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HYDRO+ Series: Equipment and Technology: Updating Aging Systems

Now available for on demand viewing

With many hydroelectric plants worldwide being 50 or more years old, aging of equipment is an ongoing concern. And many hydro project owners have developed unique approaches to solve their problems. During this educational webcast, two technical papers will be presented, focused on the theme of updating aging systems.

Applications for 2018-19 Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program now open

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-19 Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program, which seeks to connect industry newcomers with veterans for personal and professional growth opportunities.

National Hydropower Association launches HydroWorks campaign, asks for industry action

The National Hydropower Association has launched a new initiative aimed at increasing Congressional awareness of and support for America's hydro sector, with the passage of modernized licensing processes being the ultimate goal.

FERC Chair Kevin McIntyre to headline Waterpower Week in Washington plenary session

The recently confirmed chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Kevin McIntyre, has been announced as a keynote speaker for the upcoming Waterpower Week in Washington conference.

Trump: Hydropower “tremendous… fantastic”

President Donald Trump said yesterday that he would like to see the United States further increase its hydroelectric capacity, while again mulling re-entry into the Paris Climate Agreement.

Nominate someone for the Women with Hydro Vision program today

Nominations for the Women with Hydro Vision awards program are now open at HydroWorld.com.
U.S. Congress

Stefanik introduces hydro, renewables production tax credit to U.S. House

Legislation introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday could extend production tax credits for electricity generated by qualifying conventional hydro and marine hydrokinetic projects.
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Australian government looks to overhaul power sector

A sweeping energy policy endorsed by Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull earlier this week could position hydropower as a key asset in the federal government's plan to overhaul the country's power sector.

Zahra Anwar: Graduating Researcher of the Hydro Research Foundation

Zahra Anwar holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and a B.A. in Physics from Mount Holyoke College, and is pursuing a M.S. in Water Resources Engineering with a Specialization in Fish Passage Engineering from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Senate restores quorum at FERC, confirms DOE deputy secretary

Quorum has been restored to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, following the unanimous confirmation of Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson by the U.S. Senate.