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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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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.

Oyster wave energy converter begins producing power

11/30/2009

Queen’s University Belfast announced the launch of the Oyster wave energy converter, the world’s largest working wave-energy system, in Scotland’s Orkney Islands.

U.S. seeks gate chamber rehab at 6,809-MW Grand Coulee

11/30/2009

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids for modifications to a wheel-mounted gate servicing chamber in the Third Power Plant at the 6,809-MW Grand Coulee hydroelectric project.

Exciter bid date extended again at U.S. 6,809-MW Grand Coulee

11/24/2009

The Bureau of Reclamation extended further 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.

U.S. again extends exciter bid date at 6,809-MW Grand Coulee

11/20/2009

The Bureau of Reclamation again extended 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.

Alstom wins contract for Swiss pumped-storage project

10/28/2009

French engineering company Alstom Hydro has been awarded a contract worth 178 million euros (US$263 million) to supply four 250-MW variable-speed pump turbine and motor generator units for a pumped-storage project in eastern Switzerland.

Pakistan renews civil works tendering for 106-MW Golen Gol

10/21/2009

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has extended bidding for two lots of civil works for the 106-MW Golen Gol hydroelectric project.

U.S. extends exciter replacement bid date at 6,809-MW Grand Coulee

10/08/2009

The Bureau of Reclamation has extended 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.

India state seeks instrumentation for Sawra Kuddu, Kashang 1-3

10/02/2009

India's Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd. (HPPC) invites expressions of interest in supply of geo-technical instrumentation for the 111-MW Sawra Kuddu and 195-MW Kashang Stages 1, 2, and 3 hydroelectric projects in Himachal Pradesh State.

Generators & Electrical Components: Tools for Monitoring Generators

10/01/2009 By Mladen Sasic, Steve R. Campbell, Randy Wallman, and David Wong
On-line monitoring of generator condition can help ensure the unit operates safely and can minimize maintenance outages. This article provides examples of two available monitoring tools.

HDR awarded contract for engineering services

10/01/2009

The Corps of Engineers has awarded a $9.5 million contract to HDR Engineering Inc. to support the hydroelectric powerhouse and high-voltage switchyard engineering and design activities of its Northwestern Division.

Aquamarine raises millions for wave energy converter

09/23/2009

Ocean energy developer Aquamarine Power Ltd. has raised 10 million pounds (US$16.2 million) for further development of its Oyster wave energy converter.

U.S. seeks new excitation system for 300-MW New Melones

09/17/2009

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to replace static excitation systems at the 300-MW New Melones hydropower plant in California.


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