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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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2014 NHA Annual Conference

2015 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference program available online now

12/16/2014

The conference program for the 2015 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference is now available online, giving industry members a sneak peek of everything the three-day event has to offer.

Venezuela further extends engineering call to upgrade 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

12/16/2014

Venezuela's national utility further extended the deadline for expressions of interest for engineering services to modernize six turbine-generators of the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project.

U.S. seeks firms to replace governors at six Missouri River hydro projects

12/15/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to manufacture and supply up to 36 digital governors to six major hydroelectric projects on the Missouri River.

Canada utility seeks equipment inspection, breakers for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

12/15/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to provide inspection of equipment manufacturing and to supply generator circuit breakers for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project being built on the Lower Nelson River in Manitoba.

Alstom, GDF Suez selected for pilot Raz Blanchard tidal energy project

12/11/2014

Engineering company Alstom and French utility GDF Suez have been selected to equip a pilot tidal energy farm at Raz Blanchard, which is located near the port of Cherbourg in France's Lower Normandy region.

Voith Hydro posts increase in 2014

12/10/2014

Global technology group Voith GmbH has reported an overall increase in its volume orders through its 2013-14 fiscal year, highlighted in part by a strong performance by its hydroelectric power arm.

American Governor wins industry honor from SmartCEO

12/10/2014

Hydroelectric power technology manufacturer American Governor Co. has been honored by SmartCEO magazine as the recipient of its 2014 Circle of Excellence Award in Manufacturing.

U.S. extends turbine refurbishment bidding for 28.5-MW Minidoka hydro project

12/10/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids to overhaul two hydropower turbines at the Allen E. Inman power plant of the 28.5-MW Minidoka hydroelectric project on the Snake River in Idaho.

Controls & Automation

U.S. seeks firms to replace governors at six Missouri River hydro projects

12/15/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to manu...

American Governor wins industry honor from SmartCEO

12/10/2014 Hydroelectric power technology manufacturer American Governor Co. has be...

Generators & Electrical Components

Canada utility seeks equipment inspection, breakers for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

12/15/2014 Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to provide inspection of equi...

U.S. seeks commodity agreements for hydro projects in Northwest

12/09/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply six types of const...

Turbines & Mechanical Components

Venezuela further extends engineering call to upgrade 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

12/16/2014 Venezuela's national utility further extended the deadline for expressio...

Alstom, GDF Suez selected for pilot Raz Blanchard tidal energy project

12/11/2014 Engineering company Alstom and French utility GDF Suez have been selecte...

Research & Development

2015 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference program available online now

12/16/2014 The conference program for the 2015 National Hydropower Association Annu...

Hydro Research Foundation seeks applications for graduate-level awards program

12/09/2014 The Hydro Research Foundation has opened its call for applications for i...

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