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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.



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.


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


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.


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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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