Project developers often must manage far more than just project construction and logistics. Developers of the 60 MW Khimti 1 hydropower plant in Nepal conducted a study to determine the success of the community development efforts employed 10 years earlier to manage expectations during construction of the facility.
Extending the performance envelope of turbine shaft seals in hydropower applications offers opportunities to reduce leakage and improve reliability.
With environmental policies and legislations at every level of government becoming more stringent, the potential environmental and financial costs of an oil leak are causing many energy producers to consider water lubrication of bearings over conventional oil systems.
The 250 MW Bujagali project in Uganda is providing electricity in a vastly underserved market while boosting economic return for the entire country.
This article presents a method for calculating the value of various pieces of equipment installed in hydroelectric facilities, based on the parameters that define each component.
Work is progressing on the 51 kW Saddleworth Hydro plant, the first high-head community-owned hydroelectric facility in England.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports that 2012 investment in renewable and clean energy is expected to fall considerably short of the record $280 billion spent last year.
Scale buildup in the generator cooling systems at the two powerhouses in the Agus 6/7 Hydroelectric Plant Complex forced personnel with plant owner National Power Corporation (NPC) of the Philippines to remove one set of coolers from service for cleaning during every planned maintenance shutdown.
After a canal failure at the Rio Seco plant, Pedro, the plant manager, contacted George, a hydropower industry consultant, to ask: "How much discussion of ramping rates should there be in an operating manual?"
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