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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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Polish firm seeks generator refurbishment at 156-MW Zydowo


Polish utility Energa Hydro Sp. z o.o. seeks bids to refurbish a generator of the 156-MW Zydowo pumped-storage project on Poland's Radew River.

GDF Suez announces plans for two hydrokinetic turbine testing sites


European utility GDF Suez is exploring the feasibility of developing commercial-scale hydrokinetic energy plants by establishing two test sites off the coast of France.

China's Three Gorges hydropower plant running at full capacity


The last turbine of China's 22,500 MW Three Gorges hydroelectric project has been connected to the country's grid, marking one of the final steps for the US$50 billion project that began in 1994.

Pakistan seeks civil work, equipment for 1,410-MW Tarbela 4th Extension


Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites applications for pre-qualification for civil works and electro-mechanical equipment for the 1,410-MW Tarbela 4th Extension hydropower project.

Servis-Energo wins bid for repair work at Lipno 1 and 2


Servis-Energo s.r.o. has won a contract worth US$4.2 million for repair work at a pair of hydropower projects in the Czech Republic.

COH Inc. wins contract for gantry crane at 810-MW Little Goose powerhouse


COH Inc. has been awarded a contract worth US$4.93 million by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for gantry crane work at the Little Goose hydroelectric plant.

U.S. seeks transformer installation at 603-MW Ice Harbor


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for removal and replacement of the T6 transformer at the 603-MW Ice Harbor hydroelectric project on the Snake River in Washington.

Atlantic Electric wins bid for Corps' Russell hydropower plant work


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$9.79 million contract to Atlantic Electric LLC for work at the 600-MW Richard B. Russell hydroelectric project on the Savannah River in Georgia.

Alstom wins bid for Zambia's Itezhi-Tezhi hydropower plant


Alstom has won a contract worth US$26.25 million to provide turbines and generators for the 120-MW Itezhi-Tezhi hydroelectric project.

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Russian firm agrees to equip, help finance Ecuador hydro cascade


Russian power developer Inter Rao UES has signed a memorandum of agreement with the government of Ecuador to expand the proposed 281-MW Tortugo-Tigre hydroelectric project by the addition of three more hydro plants, all in the Guallabamba River Basin, totaling 411 MW.

U.S. awards excitation, switchgear contracts at 27.9-MW Elephant Butte


The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded contracts totaling $3 million to replace excitation systems and unit and station service switchgear at the 27.945-MW Elephant Butte hydroelectric project on the Rio Grande in Sierra County, N.M.

Bid date set for electrical installations at 600-MW Richard B. Russell


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for installation of main circuit breakers and a static frequency converter system and replacement of excitation systems at the 600-MW Richard B. Russell hydroelectric project on the Savannah River in Georgia.

Emergency Response: Lessons Learned during Recovery from a Fire in the Detroit Powerhouse

10/01/2011 The response to a fire in the 100-MW Detroit powerhouse brought to light several inadequacies in data available and procedures followed during emergencies. The lessons learned during the recovery process are valuable for every hydro project owner.

U.S. seeks circuit breaker overhaul at 200-MW Mt. Elbert


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to refurbish circuit breakers at the 200-MW Mt. Elbert Pumped-Storage project near Leadville, Colo.

Generator rewind bids sought by U.S. for 130-MW Barkley


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to rewind generator No. 1 at the 130-MW Barkley hydroelectric project on the Cumberland River in Kentucky.

U.S. extends bid date for emergency generator at 120-MW Parker


The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids to supply a diesel-powered engine-generator to provide emergency power to essential equipment at 120-MW Parker Dam on the Colorado River.

U.S. seeks exciters, generator rehab for 13.5-MW Upper, Lower Molina


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids for excitation system replacements and generator refurbishment at the 8.64-MW Upper Molina and 4.86-MW Lower Molina hydroelectric projects.

Egehid breaks ground on Jiguey hydro project overhaul in Dominican Republic


Dominican Republic state hydropower generator Egehid has begun a project to overhaul the Jiguey hydro plant in San Cristobal province, wire services reported.

Using Cameras for Online Generator Monitoring

07/01/2011 By Mohammad S. Eslamipour
A new optical three-dimensional coorinate measuring system can be used to provide real-time monitoring of generator condition, including air gap, stator circularity, rotor rim position, vibration and more.

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