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Coatings Mitigate Butterfly Valve Leakage

Coatings Mitigate Valve Leakage

Water flowing through the penstocks at 90-MW Cushman 2 resulted in pits and eroded valves on the butterfly valves. Tacoma Power used silicon carbide-filled epoxy to restore the valve seats, then ap... Read More
Using HDPE Pipe in Guatemala

Using HDPE Pipe in Guatemala

Rather than steel pipe, Grupo Secacao chose high-density polyethylene pipe to transport water over the mountains  for its new station on the Choloma River. This more flexible material was bett... Read More
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Latest Technology & Equipment News

Hydroelectric power returns to England's Cragside estate

07/30/2014

The world's first home to be lit by hydroelectricity is once again being powered by water following the installation of a new Archimedes screw turbine at England's Cragside estate.

BNDES credit line includes hydropower plant maintenance

07/30/2014

Brazil's Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social (BNDES) has approved a US$143 million credit line to energy firm Tractebel.

U.S. seeks intake screens, frames for 130-MW Barkley, 184-MW Kentucky locks, dams

07/30/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for fabrication of intake screens and frames for 130-MW Barkley Lock and Dam and 184-MW Kentucky Lock and Dam in Kentucky.

CKD Blansko to supply hydro turbine-generator for Plav project

07/29/2014

Utility company Jihocesky Vodarensky Svaz has awarded a contract CKD Blansko Engineering to supply a turbine-generator for the intake of the Plav water treatment plant in the Czech Republic.

Canada utility extends bidding for gates installation at 47-MW Ladore hydro project

07/29/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to install replacement intake gates at the 47-MW Ladore hydroelectric project on the Campbell River in British Columbia.

Contract awarded for Rochetaillee small hydropower plant installation

07/29/2014

The town of Saint-Etienne has awarded a contract worth US$1 million to Cegelec/Ellipse Mandataire Cogelec to install a micro hydropower project at a pressure break in the municipality of Rochetaillee, France.

Amjet unveils new low-head turbine generator unit

07/28/2014

A new generator unit unveiled at HydroVision International 2014 by manufacturer Amjet Turbine Systems LLC has earned the Iowa-based company a US$1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Small Business Innovation Research Phase II program.

U.S. seeks bids to refurbish, paint tainter gates at 340-MW Bull Shoals Dam

07/28/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to refurbish and paint tainter gates at 340-MW Bull Shoals Dam on Arkansas' White River.  

Controls & Automation

GE unveils new hydro turbine monitoring and protection solution at HydroVision International 2014

07/24/2014 General Electric's Measurement & Control business launched its new B...

Canada utility seeks piezometric tests at Duncan Dam

07/24/2014 Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to perform piezometric response tes...

Generators & Electrical Components

Seattle City Light completes rewinding of unit at Boundary Dam hydropower project

07/28/2014 Unit 53 is back in operation at Seattle City Light's 1,003-MW Boundary D...
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African bank seeks feasibility studies of three small hydro projects in Liberia

07/23/2014 The African Development Bank invites expressions of interest from consul...

Turbines & Mechanical Components

Hydroelectric power returns to England's Cragside estate

07/30/2014 The world's first home to be lit by hydroelectricity is once again being...

BNDES credit line includes hydropower plant maintenance

07/30/2014 Brazil's Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social (BNDES) ha...

Research & Development

Computational Tools to Assess Turbine Biological Performance

07/21/2014 To help ensure the safety of fish passing through the new turbines at 91...

R&D Forum

07/21/2014 Research reports and study findings related to hydropower for July 2014


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