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    Hydropower Glossary

    Hydropower Glossary

    Booklet provides definitions of 300 terms commonly used in the hydroelectric industry.  A ‘must have’ for all hydro professionals.

    Hydropower Resource Assessment at Existing Reclamation Facilities

    Hydropower Resource Assessment at Existing Reclamation Facilities

    Results of U.S. Department of Interior study that shows the department could generate up to 1 million megawatt-hours of electricity annually and create jobs by adding hydropower capacity at 70 of its existing facilities.

    Dams Sector Roadmap to Secure Control Systems

    Dams Sector Roadmap to Secure Control Systems

    This U.S. Department of Homeland Security document provides a beginning point and a template for action as industry and government work together to achieve a common objective for securing control systems within the dams sector.

    Report to Congress on the Potential Environmental Effects of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Technologies

    Report to Congress on the Potential Environmental Effects of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Technologies

    Job Creation Opportunities in Hydropower

    Job Creation Opportunities in Hydropower

    Executive summary from the National Hydropower Association survey conducted by Navigant Consulting explains the methodology behind the survey, which determined that hydropower expansion could create 700,000 jobs in the U.S.

    Surface Modeling and Rapid Prototyping for In-Situ Runner Blade Repair at Ear Falls Station

    Surface Modeling and Rapid Prototyping for In-Situ Runner Blade Repair at Ear Falls Station

    Ontario Power Generation has developed a new technique that allows for accurate, quick repair of cavitation damage on a runner blade. This technique was tested on a Morris turbine runner at the 18.5-MW Ear Falls Generating Station.

    Dams Sector Waterside Barriers Guide

    Dams Sector Waterside Barriers Guide

    Developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, this guide is intended to assist dam owners and operators in understanding the possible need for waterside barriers as part of their overall security plan.

    Potential Hydroelectric Development at Existing Federal Facilities

    Potential Hydroelectric Development at Existing Federal Facilities

    This report, prepared by the U.S. departments of the Interior, Army, and Energy, details the results of a study intended to assess the potential for increasing electric power production at federally owned or operated water regulation, storage, and conveyance facilities.

    Assessment of Waterpower Potential and Development Needs

    Assessment of Waterpower Potential and Development Needs

    EPRI conducted a review of the possible contribution of waterpower technologies in the near-term (by 2010) and long-term (by 2025) to the U.S. renewable energy supply. Industry segments include conventional hydro and emerging technologies that access the energy in river and tidal currents and ocean waves.

    A Study of United States Hydroelectric Plant Ownership

    A Study of United States Hydroelectric Plant Ownership

    This report by Idaho National Laboratory reviews ownership of hydroelectric plants in the U.S. from several perspectives. Plant owners are grouped into six classes as defined by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the number of plants and corresponding total capacity are enumerated.

    National Register of Historic Places Application for Grand Rapids

    National Register of Historic Places Application for Grand Rapids

    Wisconsin Public Service's Grand Rapids project is on the National Register of Historic Places. The original application document contains significant detail on the 100-year-old hydroelectric facility and its history.


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