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HydroWorld

07/01/2014
Volume 33, Issue 6
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  • Cover Story

    • Oh How Far We've Come!

      As HydroVision International, the world's largest hydropower event, celebrates 20 years, we take a look back to see how far it's come and learn some of the factors that have contributed to its success.

  • Articles

    • Legislation May Usher in a New Golden Age for U.S. Hydropower

      With its revival for fiscal year 2014, the Hydroelectric Production Incentives Program shows promise as a new federal revenue stream for hydro facilities.

    • Lift System Letting You Down? Troubleshooting Problems

      The high-pressure jacking oil system on a hydrodynamic bearing is an often-overlooked component that can cause bearing problems if not properly inspected and maintained.

    • NERC CIP Version 5: Impact to Hydro Owners and Operators

      The new Version 5 of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards must be implemented by all hydroelectric project owners and operators. Depending on the classification of your systems, significant work may be needed.

    • Diving In: Creative Repair Solution at Horse Mesa Dam

      When a unit at Salt River Project's 129-MW Horse Mesa project suffered a catastrophic failure, a creative option was needed to repair the unit, whose intake structure is 160 feet below the lake surface. The solution chosen, called "saturation diving," involved using special equipment to replicate living at underwater pressures during the task.

    • CFD Modeling to Design a Fish Lift Entrance

      A three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics model of the tailrace at Milford Dam indicated there would be no areas approaching the entrance to the new fish lift where flow velocity prevented fish from entering the lift.

    • Removing Dillsboro Dam: A Wise Decision

      It may seem counterintuitive to remove a dam that impounds water for an operating powerhouse, but for Duke Energy this decision avoided significant costs at its other hydro projects and eliminated lost generation resulting from the installation of bypass flow facilities.

    • Cold Weather Survival Training for Operators of Remote Hydro Plants

      Personnel who work at remote hydroelectric facilities, like those in the Northern Manitoba area of Canada, may be faced with an overnight stay outdoors. To ensure worker safety, Manitoba Hydro administers a Cold Weather Survival program that equips personnel with the skills they need to survive.

    • Back to our Roots: The Return of an Old Friend for Turbine Bearing Rehab

      When faced with the need for an efficient bearing solution for the 242-MW Osage hydropower plant, Ameren sought an option that would extend bearing life and found bearings made of lignum vitae wood fit the bill.

    • Computational Tools to Assess Turbine Biological Performance

      To help ensure the safety of fish passing through the new turbines at 912-MW Priest Rapids, Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County is employing the BioPA method to analyze the biological performance of proposed designs - and to choose an improved one for this facility.

  • Departments

    • Perspectives: Looking Back

      1994 ... 20 years ago: Gasoline was $1.10 per gallon. A U.S. postage stamp cost 29 cents. Apple released its first Macintosh computer using the new PowerPC Microprocessors.

    • Hydro Currents

      The top hydroelectric power news for July 2014

    • Deploying an Ice Boom at Jenpeg Generating Station

      During the winter months, production of frazil ice upstream of Jenpeg Generating Station in northern Manitoba has been known to cause operational problems, including the blockage of powerhouse intakes.

    • Tech Briefs

      Collection of articles related to hydropower technology from July 2014

    • Canadian Spotlight

      The latest hydropower industry news from Canada for July 2014

    • Marine Hydrokinetics

      News related to the marine hydrokinetics industry in North America for July 2014

    • R&D Forum

      Research reports and study findings related to hydropower for July 2014

    • Dam Safety & Security

      Collection of articles covering safety and security of dams and civil structures for July 2014

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HydroVision International 2014 Keynote Speakers

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