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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

Canada utility seeks governors for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

10/16/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to supply governors for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project being built on the Lower Nelson River in Manitoba.

Swiss utility seeks turbine-generators for Serrieres hydro project

10/16/2014

Swiss utility Viteos SA seeks bids to supply turbine-generators for the Serrieres hydroelectric project on the Serrieres River at Neuchatel.

U.S. extends switchyard upgrade bidding again for 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

10/15/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has further extended bidding and is keeping the solicitation on temporary hold for a switchyard upgrade at the 320-MW Fort Randall hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota.

MHK technology developer Minesto honored with WWL Orcelle Award

10/14/2014

Marine energy technology developer Minesto AB was honored as the 2014 recipient of the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) Orcelle Award at the Ocean Exchange's recent conference in Savannah, Ga.

Russian supplier installs final generator at 6,400-MW Sayano-Shushenskaya hydro project

10/14/2014

Russian equipment manufacturer Power Machines reports it completed installation of a final giant generator rotor at the 6,400-MW Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric project in Siberia.

U.S. seeks endangered species monitoring at American River hydro projects

10/14/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to perform spawning and stranding surveys of endangered steelhead affected by hydroelectric projects on the lower American River in California.

Corps officials witness model testing of new units for 135-MW Center Hill hydro project

10/14/2014

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials found a Voith Hydro scale model turbine met or exceeded their requirements for replacement hydropower turbines at 135-MW Center Hill Dam in Tennessee.

Canada utility seeks replacement of intake gate hoist at 33-MW Clowhom hydro project

10/13/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to replace an intake maintenance gate hoist at the 33-MW Clowhom hydroelectric project on the Clowhom River on the lower mainland of British Columbia.

Controls & Automation

Canada utility seeks governors for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

10/16/2014 Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to supply governors for the 6...

Lessons Learned: Spurious SCADA

10/10/2014 George was annoyed. Almost every hydroelectric power project he had work...

Generators & Electrical Components

U.S. extends switchyard upgrade bidding again for 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

10/15/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has further extended bidding and is kee...

Russian supplier installs final generator at 6,400-MW Sayano-Shushenskaya hydro project

10/14/2014 Russian equipment manufacturer Power Machines reports it completed insta...

Turbines & Mechanical Components

Swiss utility seeks turbine-generators for Serrieres hydro project

10/16/2014 Swiss utility Viteos SA seeks bids to supply turbine-generators for the ...

Canada utility seeks replacement of intake gate hoist at 33-MW Clowhom hydro project

10/13/2014 Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to replace an intake maintenance ga...

Research & Development

MHK technology developer Minesto honored with WWL Orcelle Award

10/14/2014 Marine energy technology developer Minesto AB was honored as the 2014 re...

U.S. seeks endangered species monitoring at American River hydro projects

10/14/2014 The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to perform spawning and stranding s...


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