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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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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

08/30/2011

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

08/15/2011

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

08/09/2011

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

08/04/2011

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

07/07/2011

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.

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.

Voith Hydro, RusHydro plan hydropower equipment deal

06/17/2011

Russian hydropower generator RusHydro and Voith Hydro are entering into a 1 billion euro (US$1.42 billion) deal to jointly produce hydropower equipment, wire services reported.

U.S. seeks excitation replacement at 27.9-MW Elephant Butte

05/31/2011

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to replace excitation systems at the 27.945-MW Elephant Butte hydroelectric project on the Rio Grande in Sierra County, N.M.

U.S. sees unrestricted bid for boards, breakers at 42.6-MW Albeni Falls

05/25/2011

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids for DC board and breaker replacements at the 42.6-MW Albeni Falls hydroelectric project on the Pend Oreille River in Idaho.

Belgium utility seeks replacement units for 22-MW Lixhe

05/16/2011

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

05/05/2011

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

05/05/2011

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

04/27/2011

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

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.

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