By David Appleyard
A gradual process of development has started yielding results for African hydropower, with a swathe of international hydro and associated power export projects under way or planned.
By Fernando Menezes, Carlos Vergara, Marco Amarilla and Henrique Ribeiro
To retain knowledge and pass it on to the next generation of operators of its 14,000 MW Itaipu plant, Itaipu Binacional uses a comprehensive training program that consists of classroom lectures, simulations and practical testing.
By George W. Annandale, Prakash Kaini and Jennifer Patterson
When it comes to passing sediment downstream, proper dam design can make a significant difference. The authors present an alternative design for Sambor Dam in Cambodia that could create a sustainable reservoir with more than 70% of its capacity
By Ales Skotak and Petr Stegner
A comparison of Francis and Deriaz pump-turbine units for low-head applications indicates both can fulfill the wide operational range and power regulation requirements, but they differ in terms of implementation of the mechanical and electrical aspects.
The turning of the year always invites both a retrospective and consideration of the future. A look at what the recent past can tell us about 2014 certainly suggests that we're heading for a year of successful development.
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