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World Regions 2011 P14

  • 03/01/2011 -- Senator Lisa Murkowski to deliver keynote at National Hydropower Association conference
    The National Hydropower Association announces that U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski will be a special keynote guest speaker at the upcoming 2011 NHA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
  • 03/01/2011 -- Update on Hydro Activity in Asia
    By elizabeth A. IngramAsia is buzzing with hydro activity, from new projects coming on line to aging plants undergoing rehabilitation and everything in between. Most activity is happening across nine countries. Here, we review development in these key areas.
  • 03/01/2011 -- Lucerne 2011: Dams and Reservoirs under Changing Challenges
    By Anton J. SchleissThe International Commission on Large Dams' 79th Annual Meeting, to be held May 29-June 3 in Lucerne, Switzerland, brings together dam experts from throughout the world to exchange knowledge and experiences. Such information exchange is vital to ensure efficient use and development of dams and hydroelectric generating facilities.
  • 03/01/2011 -- Coating Minimizes Operational Losses at Nathpa Jhakri in India
    By Kirsten Winkler, Roger Dekumbis, and Ajay UppalUse of a hard coating on the runners and related components at the 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri plant in Indea significantly decreased damage as a result of hydroabrasive erosion. The coated units hav operated successfully through the monsoon season with minimal damage.
  • 03/01/2011 -- Designing a New Type of Fish Bypass
    By Helmut Mader and Michael-Marcus TauberA new variation on the standar vertical slot bypass facilitates fish passage at dams and hydro projects while minimizing water diverted from the powerhouse. This design, called the Maba MS fishpass, features lower velocity flow than standard designs and allows fish to swim at their preferred water depth.
  • 03/01/2011 -- An International Hydro Plant
    News that Georgia is to further exploit its huge hydropower resources, but to export much of their output to neighbouring Turkey, seems to present growing evidence of a trend.
  • 03/01/2011 -- Robotic Cleaning of the Steel Penstock at Glenlee
    After 70 years of continuous operation, the interior of the penstock that supplies water to the 12 MW Glenlee hydroelectric project, in southwestern Scotland, needed to be refurbished to extend its working life.
  • 03/01/2011 -- Tech Notes
  • 01/27/2011 -- 11,200-MW Belo Monte hydro project gets green light for construction
    Brazil's environment agency, Ibama, has approved the start of initial construction work for the 11,200-MW Belo Monte hydropower project in Brazil's Amazon, wire services reported.
  • 01/21/2011 -- FERC commissioner to speak at National Hydropower Association conference
    The National Hydropower Association has announced that Commissioner John R. Norris of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will be a special keynote guest speaker at the upcoming 2011 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

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