Generators & Electrical Components

Hydro generators and associated electrical equipment are vital elements of hydroelectric powerhouses. Many facilities are undergoing generator rewinds and refurbishment.

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U.S. seeks generator model validation testing at nine Corps hydro projects

02/27/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform generator model validation testing at nine Corps hydroelectric projects in Oklahoma and Texas.

Simon Bolivar Hydropower Plant

Venezuela seeks substation upgrade, switchyard for 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

02/27/2015

Venezuela's national utility seeks bids to modernize and expand a substation, construct a new switchyard and modernize transmission lines for the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project.

Hoover Dam

U.S. extends bidding for unit circuit breakers at 2,078-MW Hoover Dam

02/26/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation has extended bidding for unit circuit breakers and associated equipment for 2,078-MW Hoover Dam in Arizona and Nevada.

U.S. sets site visit, extends bidding for 86.4-MW Blue Mesa rewinds, excitation for three hydro projects

02/23/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled a site visit and extended bidding bids to rewind two generators at the 86.4-MW Blue Mesa hydropower plant and to supply excitation systems for Blue Mesa and two other hydro plants in the 1,747.184-MW Colorado River Storage Project.

Pakistan seeks circuit breakers, transformers for 3,480-MW Tarbela hydro project

02/23/2015

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply replacement circuit breakers, disconnect switches, and current transformers at the 3,480-MW Tarbela hydroelectric project on the Indus River.

German marine hydrokinetics subsidiary appoints new Managing Director, tests new SIT

02/23/2015

Earlier this February, Schottel Group appointed Niels Alexander Lange, 36, as managing director for its subsidiary, Schottel Hydro GmbH. Schottel Group is headquartered in Spay, Germany, and Schottel Hydro focuses on developing marine hydrokinetic power generation systems.  

Nominate your plant for the 2015 Hydro Hall of Fame

02/16/2015

The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide are pleased to announce we are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Hydro Hall of Fame.

U.S. seeks unit circuit breakers at 2,078-MW Hoover Dam

02/13/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids for unit circuit breakers and associated equipment for 2,078-MW Hoover Dam in Arizona and Nevada.

Corps seeks firms for hydropower electrical-mechanical engineering in eastern U.S.

02/09/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on small businesses able to perform electrical and mechanical architect-engineer services for hydropower and other projects in the Corps' Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.

Inspector: FERC policies to protect sensitive grid information were 'severely lacking'

02/06/2015

The Energy Department's Office of Inspector General has issued a report concluding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission failed to adequately protect the security of electric grid vulnerability analyses to prevent them falling into the wrong hands.

U.S. seeks rewinds for 86.4-MW Blue Mesa, excitation for three hydro projects

02/05/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to rewind two generators at the 86.4-MW Blue Mesa hydropower plant and to supply excitation systems for Blue Mesa and two other hydro plants in the 1,747.184-MW Colorado River Storage Project.

Canada utility extends call for circuit breakers at 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

02/04/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to supply generator circuit breakers for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project being built on the Lower Nelson River in Manitoba.

U.S. extends bidding for station service replacement at 36-MW Kortes hydro project

01/29/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids to perform station service equipment replacement at the 36-MW Kortes hydroelectric plant in Wyoming.

U.S. revises, again extends switchyard upgrade tender for 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

01/28/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has revised a solicitation package and again extended the bidding deadline for a switchyard upgrade at the 320-MW Fort Randall hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota.

Fire starts in Asia’s only underground switchyard, housed at India’s 120-MW Sanjay Vidyut Pariyojna hydroelectric project

01/23/2015

Indian media sources say fire broke out in transformer units within the underground switchyard of the 120-MW Sanjay Vidyut Pariyojna hydroelectric project about 3:30 a.m. local time, Jan. 22, at the facility located in the district of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India.  

U.S. seeks firms to replace switchgear at 2,078-MW Hoover Dam

01/21/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information on firms able to replace 480-volt switchgear at 2,078-MW Hoover Dam in Arizona and Nevada.

U.S. seeks firms to rewind generators at 140-MW Trinity hydro project

01/15/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information on firms able to rewind generators at the 140-MW Trinity hydroelectric project on the Trinity River in California.

India's NHPC seeks switchgear extension bay for 540-MW Chamera 1 hydro project

01/15/2015

India's NHPC Ltd. seeks bids to supply a 420-kilovolt gas-insulated switchgear extension bay for the 540-MW Chamera 1 hydroelectric project in India's Himachal Pradesh State.

U.S. seeks firms to supply standby generator at 810-MW Little Goose Dam

01/14/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to supply a standby generator to the juvenile fish facility at the 810-MW Little Goose hydroelectric project on the Snake River in Washington.

Manitoba Hydro seeks electrical engineering design for low-head hydropower projects

01/08/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids for electrical design engineering services including work on low-head hydroelectric projects in Manitoba.

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