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Hydro generators and associated electrical equipment are vital elements of hydroelectric powerhouses. Many facilities are undergoing generator rewinds and refurbishment.

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Alstom, partner provide hydropower equipment in Vietnam

04/01/2011

China-based Tianjin Alstom Hydro and Hydro China Zhongnan Engineering Corp will provide electro-mechanical equipment and technical services to the Huoi Quang hydroelectric power project in Vietnam's Son La province, Alstom reported.

Generator Maintenance: Using PD Measurements to Identify Stator Winding Insulation Problems

03/01/2011 Canadian provincial utility BC Hydro uses on-line partial discharge measurements to identify winding insulation problems in the stators atits hydro facilities. Several decades of experience show that this type of measurement is an efficient tool for assessing insulation condition.

Power Machines inks deal to supply hydro turbines to RusHydro

01/18/2011

Russian power engineering company Power Machines has signed an additional agreement to supply five hydro turbines to Russian hydropower generator RusHydro for the Zhigulyovskaya GES hydropower plant.

Eletrobras to open office in Central America as part of expansion

01/10/2011

Brazilian state-run utility holding group and hydro generator Eletrobras will open an office in Panama as part of its internationalization process, a spokesperson for the company told Business News Americas.

Alstom wins US93 million contract to equip Guanyinyan hydro project in China

12/16/2010

Alstom has won a contract worth approximately EUR70 million about (US93 million) for the supply of equipment to the new Guanyinyan hydroelectric project in China.

ABB generator circuit breakers to protect hydropower plants in China

11/02/2010

Technology and automation group ABB will supply generator circuit breakers (GCBs) to major hydropower plants coming up in China as part of power sources to China's "West to East power transmission" program, ABB reported.

Predicting the Remaining Life of Generator Components

11/01/2010

Faults on the stator windings account for about 40% of the outage time of hydro generators and result in time-consuming repair outages and serious loss of production. The authors present a method to objectively assess the aging process of high-voltage stator windings where only limited visual inspection is possible. This method can be used to assess the remaining life of the entire generator as well as its individual core components.

Environmental permitting under way for Hidroazogues hydro project in Ecuador

10/04/2010

Work to secure the environmental license for the Alazan component of Ecuador's Dudas-Mazar hydroelectric power project is under way, an official from hydro generator Hidroazogues told wire services.

Izhorskiye Zavody manufactures hydro generator stator shells for hydropower plants in Russia

09/09/2010

Izhorskiye Zavody, part of OMZ Group, has manufactured two hydro generator stator shells for Russia's Boguchanskaya and Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower plants, wire reports indicate.

Richard Hopp appointed head of hydro generator ROR Power

08/27/2010

Hydropower generator Run of River Power Inc. has appointed Richard Hopp president and chief executive officer, wire services reported.

PNOC Renewables plans to invest in hydropower projects in Philippines

07/14/2010

The renewable energy development unit of Philippine National Oil Corp., PNOC Renewables Corp., plans to spend more than $335 million to develop hydropower projects, wire services reported.

AES projects 2011 start date for Changuinola I hydropower plant in Panama

07/12/2010

AES's 223-MW Changuinola I hydro plant in Panama is set to begin commercial operations in the first half of next year, wire services reported.

Ethiopia, China sign agreement for Gibe III hydro project construction

05/17/2010

Ethiopia and China have signed a $459 million agreement for work on the 1,870-MW Gibe III hydropower project, with the Chinese government providing a loan for construction costs, local media reported.

Tech Briefs

04/01/2010 The Climate Registry has published its Electric Power Sector Protocol.

GVK Power subsidiary to develop India hydropower project

03/12/2010

GVK Power and Infrastructure Ltd. announced that its subsidiary has won the bid to develop the 690-MW Rattle hydroelectric project on the Chinab River in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited wins Kishanganga hydro project contract

02/23/2010

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited secured a contract for the electro-mechanical equipment package for the 330-MW Kishanganga hydro project in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited wins contract to supply equipment for Bhutan hydro project

02/08/2010

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured a contract for the electro-mechanical equipment package for a 1,200 MW hydroelectric project in Bhutan, BHEL reported.

Kenyan generating company awards Andritz contract for hydro project upgrade and rehabilitation

01/12/2010

The Kenya Electricity Generating Company awarded a contract to Austria-based Andritz Hydro to install a third 24-MWturbine and overhaul two others at the utility’s Kindaruma Dam.

Surge in pumped-storage hydro capacity expected from projects worldwide

12/29/2009

With more than 127,000 MW of pumped-storage hydro capacity already operating around the globe, significant growth in the market is projected for the near future.

U.S. extends exciter bidding into New Year for 6,809-MW Grand Coulee

12/15/2009

The Bureau of Reclamation extended into the New Year the deadline for bids to replace excitation systems of six generating units undergoing overhaul in the Third Power Plant at the 6,809-MW Grand Coulee project.

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