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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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Belgium utility seeks replacement units for 22-MW Lixhe


Belgium utility SPE N.V. seeks bids to supply replacement turbine-generators for the 22-MW Lixhe hydroelectric project on the Meuse River in southern Belgium.

Rainpower to upgrade Ratan hydro project in Sweden


Rainpower Kristinehamn AB has been commissioned by E.ON to replace the governor system in the Ratan hydropower station in Sweden, Rainpower reported.

Alstom inaugurates hydro bearing factory in India


Alstom has inaugurated a hydro bearing factory in Vadodara in the state of Gujarat, India, Alstom reported.

Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. awards millions in contracts for hydropower development in India


India's Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd has awarded nearly US$188 million in contracts to support development of hydropower assets under the Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Development Investment Program.

Alstom, partner provide hydropower equipment in Vietnam


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

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