Work is under way to replace the single turbine at the 45.2-MW Stockton Power Plant on the Sac River in Missouri. The original unit suffered from blade failure in February 2009 that was attributed to rough operation. The new unit will increase capacity of the facility to 53.5 MW and be commissioned in mid-2014.
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Seattle City Light and Avista Corporation combined their knowledge to study, test and develop a method to modify the spillways at two dams to reduce total dissolved gas (TDG).
The 22-MW Kapuskasing waterpower project in Ontario, Canada, successfully demonstrates a new business model for hydropower as it brings together three Aboriginal communities, a municipality, and a private developer in a strategic development partnership, sharing equity equally between community and developer.
The successful deployment of the Cobscook Bay Tidal Energy Project demonstrates key elements of tidal energy development that can benefit future projects.
The relation between measured fish swim paths and flow field information can be represented by probability distributions. These distributions, together with a particle tracking algorithm, can be used to predict fish behavior under various flow conditions not only at the site where swim paths were measured but also at other locations.
PennWell's Hydro Group recently completed an insightful study of the demographic make-up of professionals working in the hydro sector.
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Cleaning house takes on a different meaning at Tacoma Power's hydroelectric projects. In the past, when moss needed to be removed from the face of the dams, employees at the company's seven western Washington dams found themselves in a precarious position: hanging from a safety harness, being lowered down the side of a dam by ropes.
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