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105-MW Ambuklao hydroelectric project earns EMS certification

04/24/2014

The 105-MW Amuklao hydroelectric plant passed a TUV Rheinland certification audit for Environmental Management System (EMS) with "zero" non-conformity earlier this month.

Alterra, Fiera announce partnership for Canada's 62-MW Jimmie Creek hydropower project

04/24/2014

The Alterra Power Corp. and Fiera Axium Infrastructure Inc. have announced a partnership agreement for the ownership and construction of the 62-MW Jimmie Creek hydroelectric plant.

Dimensionally Homogeneous Form of the Chezy and Manning Equations

04/24/2014

Chezy and Manning equations, the foundation of our present science of open channel hydraulics, are not dimensionally homogeneous. The author presents a new derivation of these equations that reveals the constituent parts of these coefficients, allowing for calculation of more accurate values.

U.S. seeks firms for rewind, cavitation repair at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam

04/24/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform generator rewinds and turbine cavitation repairs at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

New control system on line at 6.8-GW Grand Coulee hydropower plant

04/24/2014

A new control system implemented by communications technology company Real-Time Innovations is now operational at the 6,809-MW Grand Coulee hydroelectric plant.

French waterways agency seeks refurbishment of Plancher-Bas Dam

04/24/2014

France's navigable waterways agency, Voies Navigables de France (VNF), seeks bids for rehabilitation of Plancher-Bas Dam on the Rahin River in France's Haute-Saone Department.

California hydroelectric power operator names new CEO

04/24/2014

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District has announced the selection of Arlen Orchard as its new general manager and chief executive officer, effective April 12.

FERC sets conferences on critical infrastructure, system reliability

04/24/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued an agenda and discussion topics for a technical conference April 29 on Critical Infrastructure Protection issues.

Tech Briefs

04/24/2014

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology from April 2014

Dam Safety & Security

04/24/2014

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

Transitions

04/24/2014

News about recent job changes in the hydro industry for April 2014

R&D Forum

04/24/2014

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower from April 2014

Canadian News

04/24/2014

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada from April 2014

Industry News

04/24/2014

News on hydroelectric power, pumped storage and more for April 2014

Marine Hydrokinetics

04/24/2014

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

Optimizing Generation: Removing Sediment at Monroe Street Dam

04/23/2014

To deal with heavy debris build-up at Monroe Street Dam in 2012, Avista Utilities worked to remove and relocate large rocks and sediment from the dam's intake screens, ensuring optimal flow and steady generating capacity.

From the Boardroom: Marc Gerken, American Municipal Power

04/23/2014

American Municipal Power is paving the way in new hydroelectric development in the U.S., with four projects under construction that will add more than 300 MW of capacity. Read on to learn why the company believes hydropower is the way to go.

Renovation Marries History, Technology and Environment

04/23/2014

The Snoqualmie Falls project in Washington State has undergone an extensive renovation and upgrade program that includes additional power generation, an enhanced experience for visitors and better fish protection.

Common Goal: Partnership Between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and TVA

04/23/2014

Over the past 80 years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Authority have engaged in a dynamic partnership to promote and expand hydropower in the Cumberland and Tennessee river basins.

Phase Checking a Generator after Replacing Instrument Transformers

04/23/2014

This article will explain proper procedures for ensuring a synchronous AC generating unit is in phase with the system when the generator breaker is first closed after work on protection system instrument transformers or after a unit rewind.


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