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U.S. seeks fiber-optic, controls upgrade at 94.5-MW Flatiron hydro project

03/13/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to replace copper control and communications cables and equipment between the 94.5-MW Flatiron hydroelectric project, the Carter Lake shaft house and related facilities in Colorado.

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U.S. seeks flowmeters for four penstocks at 428-MW Hungry Horse hydro project

03/10/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to supply four ultrasonic flowmeter systems at the 428-MW Hungry Horse Dam hydropower project in Montana.

Scate Automation SAS wins bid for 9-MW Naussac hydropower plant control overhaul

02/17/2015

Scate Automation SAS has been awarded a US$711,243 contract to modernize the command control system at the 9-MW Naussac hydropower plant in France's Loire River Basin.

France's VNF awards contract for Plancher-Bas Dam rehabilitation

02/17/2015

France's navigable waterways agency, Voies Navigables de France (VNF), has awarded a contract to the consortium Groupement Peduzzi/Rouby/Gomez to rehabilitate the Plancher-Bas Dam on the Rahin River in France.

American Governor awarded contract for McNary hydropower plant equipment rehab

02/05/2015

American Governor Co. has been awarded a contract from Olsson Industrial Electric for rehabilitation work at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 980-MW McNary hydropower project.

U.S. seeks governor installation at 810-MW Little Goose hydro project

02/05/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to install new digital governors at the 810-MW Little Goose hydroelectric project on the Snake River in Washington.

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

01/20/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to replace penstock flowmeters at eight hydroelectric projects in its northern and central California areas.

Parker Hannifin introduces portable purification system for hydropower projects

01/12/2015

Equipment manufacturer Parker Hannifin released a new portable purification system with applications in the hydroelectric power sector at the recent POWER-GEN International conference and exhibition in Orlando.

Eaton wins contract for Vermont small hydropower plant control rehab

01/08/2015

Generating technology manufacturer Eaton Corporation has won a contract to update power and control systems at Green Mountain Power's 6.9-MW Proctor hydropower project in Vermont.

Consolidating a Varied Generating Fleet

01/05/2015

Learn how Canadian utility SaskPower integrated its hydro and non-hydro generating assets under one management system using Hatch's Vista Decision Support System.

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.

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.

Command, control systems sought for six French hydro projects

12/04/2014

Hydropower engineer Hydrostadium seeks bids to renovate the command and control systems of six hydroelectric projects operated by Electricite de France on the lower Maulde River in France.

Ukraine seeks rehab of control, protection systems for 444-MW Kaniv hydro project

11/26/2014

PJSC UkrHydroEnergo seeks bids for rehabilitation of control and protection systems of the 444-MW Kaniv hydroelectric project on Ukraine's Dnieper River.

Testing a Power System Frequency Control Product

11/19/2014

Hydro-Québec in Canada and Svenska Kraftnät in Sweden have used a new power system frequency control test bench to accurately model the prime mover and speed governor of a synchronous generator.

U.S. seek firms to install governors at 810-MW Little Goose hydro project

11/05/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to install new digital governors at the 810-MW Little Goose hydroelectric project on the Snake River in Washington.

Finland firm to provide automation, electrical work to upgrade 72-MW Harjavalta hydro project

10/23/2014

Project operator Lansi-Suomen Voima Oy has awarded a contract to equipment supplier VEO to supply automation and electrical systems for upgrade of the 72-MW Harjavalta hydropower project in Finland to 110 MW.

PTFE Bearing

Reversible PTFE thrust bearing commissioned at OPG plant, a first in North America

10/22/2014

This month, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) commissioned the first successfully reversible polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) thrust bearing in North America at the 175-MW Sir Adam Beck Pump Storage Generating Station, on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, according to OPG officials. 

BC Hydro upgrades canal, replaces switchgear at two hydro projects

10/21/2014

BC Hydro crews have drained Kootenay Canal in order to upgrade the canal lining at the 572.2-MW Kootenay Canal hydroelectric project in British Columbia. 

U.S. to seek rewinds for 86.4-MW Blue Mesa, excitation for three hydro projects

10/20/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation plans to seek bids to rewind two generators at the 86.4-MW Blue Mesa hydropower plant and to supply excitation systems for Blue Mesa and two other hydro plants in the 1,747.184-MW Colorado River Storage Project. 

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