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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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Marine energy symposium accepting asbtracts

Submit abstracts by Feb. 9 for Marine Energy Technology Symposium

01/30/2015

There is still time to submit an abstract for presentation during the Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS). 

RG&E receives Treasury Department grant for Station 5 hydropower plant upgrades

01/30/2015

A grant from the U.S. Treasury Department will help Rochester Gas & Electric make efficiency improvements at the company's 46-MW Station 5 hydropower plant on New York's Genesee River.

JICA to provide funding for 168-MW Baluchaung 2 hydropower plant upgrades

01/29/2015

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has agreed to provide US$67 million to Myanmar's Electric Power Corporation to help replace machinery at Myanmar's 168-MW Baluchaung 2 hydropower plant.

U.S. extends bidding for station service replacement at 36-MW Kortes hydro project

01/29/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids to perform station service equipment replacement at the 36-MW Kortes hydroelectric plant in Wyoming.

India state seeks trash rake for 111-MW Sawra Kuddu hydro project

01/29/2015

India's Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd. (HPPC) seeks bids to supply a trashrack cleaning machine for the 111-MW Sawra Kuddu hydroelectric project in Himachal Pradesh State.

Hydroelectric power returns to Scotland's historic Blair Castle

01/28/2015

A hydropower plant located at Blair Castle in Scotland's Highland Perthshire is generating electricity after sitting idle for more than five decades, following restoration of 100-year old equipment.

U.S. revises, again extends switchyard upgrade tender for 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

01/28/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has revised a solicitation package and again extended the bidding deadline for a switchyard upgrade at the 320-MW Fort Randall hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota.

U.S. seeks turbine cavitation repair at 58-MW Clarence Cannon Dam

01/27/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for turbine cavitation repair at the 58-MW Clarence Cannon Dam hydroelectric project in northeast Missouri.

Controls & Automation

U.S. seeks penstock flowmeter replacement at eight hydro projects

01/20/2015 The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to replace penstock flowmeters at e...

Parker Hannifin introduces portable purification system for hydropower projects

01/12/2015 Equipment manufacturer Parker Hannifin released a new portable purificat...

Generators & Electrical Components

U.S. extends bidding for station service replacement at 36-MW Kortes hydro project

01/29/2015 The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids to perform ...

U.S. revises, again extends switchyard upgrade tender for 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

01/28/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has revised a solicitation package and ...

Turbines & Mechanical Components

RG&E receives Treasury Department grant for Station 5 hydropower plant upgrades

01/30/2015 A grant from the U.S. Treasury Department will help Rochester Gas & ...

JICA to provide funding for 168-MW Baluchaung 2 hydropower plant upgrades

01/29/2015 The Japan International Cooperation Agency has agreed to provide US$67 m...

Research & Development

U.S. DOE announces funding opportunity for renewable energy technology R&D

01/23/2015 The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects-Energy (ARPA-...
Awards for graduate-level hydro research

Hydro Research Foundation accepting applications to Hydro Research Awards Program

01/21/2015 The Hydro Research Foundation is again accepting applications for its Hy...

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