Generators & Electrical Components

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

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Latest Generators & Electrical Components News

New Zealand firm to finance Blue Energy 200-MW tidal project

07/08/2009

New Zealand-based World Energy Research has signed an agreement to finance development of a 200-MW tidal power project to be developed by Blue Energy Canada.

India's NTPC seeks EM bids for 171-MW Lata Tapovan

07/02/2009

India's NTPC Hydro Ltd. seeks bids for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of electro-mechanical equipment of the 171-MW Lata Tapovan hydroelectric project on the Alaknanda River in Uttarakhand State.

Panama to develop 31 hydro projects of 1,047 MW by 2013

06/30/2009

Panama's utility regulator predicts the nation will add 31 hydroelectric projects totaling 1,047 MW through 2013.

RusHydro seeks switchgear for Russia's 1,020-MW Votkinskaya

06/19/2009

Russian hydropower generator JSC RusHydro invites applications for pre-qualification to reconstruct and supply equipment for switchgear at the 1,020-MW Votkinskaya hydroelectric project in the Volga-Kama hydropower cascade.

New York restarts third unit at 1,160-MW Blenheim-Gilboa

06/18/2009

New York Power Authority announced June 17, 2009, it refurbished and returned to service a third unit of the four-unit, 1,160-MW Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped-Storage project in the Northern Catskill Mountains of New York.

Serbia advances rehab at 381-MW Bajina Basta, 1,050-MW Djerdap 1

06/04/2009

Serbian utility Elektroprivreda Srbije has advanced the refurbishment of the 381.6-MW Bajina Basta hydroelectric project on the Drina River and the 1,050-MW Djerdap 1 project on the Danube River.

Five groups express interest in Argentina's 478-MW Chihuido 1

06/04/2009

Argentina’s Neuquen Province reports five groups submitted expressions of interest in construction of the 478-MW Chihuido 1 hydroelectric project on the province’s Neuquen River.

Briefings

05/01/2009

U.S. awards circuit breaker work at 428-MW Hungry Horse

02/13/2009 The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $5 million contract to furnish and install unit circuit breakers at the 428-MW Hungry Horse hydroelectric project, on the south fork of Montana's Flathead River.

Update

12/01/2008 South African utility Eskom named Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation to equip the 1,368-mw Ingula pumped-storage project on the border of Free State and KwaZulu-Natal.

The Overstressed Generator Bracket

10/01/2008 Karl carried a roll of drawings and a sheaf of paper into George’s office.

Using a Predictive Asset Management System to Monitor Equipment Condition

09/01/2008 Meridian Energy uses a predictive asset management system to assess the health of generating equipment in its hydro plants.

Using an Off-the-Shelf Air Compressor To Stop Unit Trips

07/01/2008 A failing generator circuit breaker compressor caused a turbine-generating unit to trip at Oglethorpe Power Corporation’s 846-MW Rocky Mountain pumped-storage project.

New York restarts second unit at 1,160-MW Blenheim-Gilboa

06/06/2008

New York Power Authority announced June 3 it refurbished and returned to service a second unit at the 1,160-MW Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped-Storage project.

Ukraine awards circuit breaker contracts for four hydro plants

04/09/2008 Ukraine utility OJSC UkrHydroEnergo has awarded a contract to Areva T&D SA of France to supply circuit breakers for four hydroelectric projects.

Update

03/01/2008 Easy-to-access, comprehensive worldwide hydro business news.

Ukraine awards circuit breaker contracts for three hydro plants

02/06/2008 Ukraine utility OJSC UkrHydroEnergo has awarded a contract to ABB Switzerland Ltd. to supply circuit breakers for three hydroelectric projects.

Making Better Equipment Choices for Small Hydro

11/01/2007 When selecting turbines and generators for small hydro sites, developers seek optimal performance and low costs.

A Retrospective on Generator Failures

09/01/2007 The 320-mw Roxburgh project experienced significant problems related to generator failures since its commissioning in 1956.

Ukraine seeks circuit breakers for five hydro plants

07/19/2007 Ukraine utility OJSC UkrHydroEnergo seeks bids in two solicitations to supply circuit breakers for five hydroelectric projects.


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