Hearing about the catastrophic failure of a similar plant in Austria prompted Pacific Gas and Electric Company to proactively repair all three units at its 1,212-MW Helms Pumped Storage facility. This work, completed in 2012, will avoid a potentially serious accident that posed significant employee safety concerns and would have cost millions of dollars.
As the first step in fixing a problem is defining it, understanding the stressors that can lead to a failed or damaged stator winding is important to keep downtime and costs low.
As the largest hydroelectric station on the Mississippi River and the site of a number of firsts for the industry, the Keokuk Energy Center in Iowa has been making history since it began operating in 1913. Keokuk is the latest inductee to the Hydro Hall of Fame.
Dams that impound water for hydroelectric facilities provide low-cost renewable electricity and are more flexible than thermal generation but can disrupt the "natural" flow regime of rivers. The authors explore the tradeoffs between hydropower revenue and ecosystem quality downstream from the dam.
My 17-year-old daughter participates in the Pride of Broken Arrow band program at the Broken Arrow, Okla., high school. She has been a member of the color guard portion of this national-award-winning band for three years.
Government shutdown ends
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FERC receives application for Mineville pumped storage
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DOE funds wave and tidal energy development
IHA completes evaluation of 695-MW Keeyask plant
Erosion, seepage found at Turner Shoals Dam
Reclamation names new managers for two regions
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