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11/20/2014

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology

Reivax wins awards for exciter replacements at two North American hydropower projects

11/20/2014

Power technology group Reivax North America has received a pair of rehabilitation and upgrade awards for work at hydropower projects in Arkansas and Washington.

U.S. seeks gantry crane for Idaho's Ririe Dam

11/20/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to supply and install a five-ton monorail gantry crane at Ririe Dam on Willow Creek in Idaho.

Testing a Power System Frequency Control Product

11/19/2014

Hydro-Québec in Canada and Svenska Kraftnät in Sweden have used a new power system frequency control test bench to accurately model the prime mover and speed governor of a synchronous generator.

Pakistan seeks transformer fire protection for 3,480-MW Tarbela hydro project

11/19/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply a generator transformer fire protection system for Units 11-14 of the 3,480-MW Tarbela hydroelectric project on the Indus River.

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11/19/2014

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Nova Group wins contract for electrical work at 1,076-MW Bonneville hydropower project

11/19/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$23 million contract to Nova Group Inc. to replace main unit circuit breakers and instrument transformers for the First Powerhouse at Bonneville Dam.

Chris Schleicher: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

11/18/2014

Chris Schleicher will graduate this fall with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Lehigh University. Chris graduated Cum Laude at York College of Pennsylvania with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 2011, and completed a MS in Mechanical Engineering at Lehigh University in 2012.

U.S. seeks firms for windings, cavitation repair at 402-MW Dworshak hydro project

11/18/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform winding replacement and cavitation repair of the Unit 3 turbine-generator at the 402-MW Dworshak Dam hydroelectric project in Idaho.

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Halifax Water generates power from a 32-kW in-pipe small hydroelectric system

11/17/2014

Halifax Regional Municipality of Nova Scotia, Canada, is the first Canadian city to use an in-pipe hydroelectric generation system within a pressurized water distribution pipeline, according to Halifax Water. On Nov. 13, a 32-kW generating system within a drinking water distribution control chamber for Halifax Water began providing power. 

Minnesota's 71-MW Thomson hydropower plant back on line after two-year rehab

11/14/2014

Minnesota Power's 71-MW Thomson hydropower plant is generating energy for the first time since being knocked out of service by record flooding more than two years ago.

Pakistan seeks transformers, crane refurbishment for 1,000-MW Mangla hydro project

11/14/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply generator step-up transformers and to refurbish powerhouse cranes for the 1,000-MW Mangla Dam hydroelectric project.

Voith hydro turbine photo wins press competition

11/14/2014

The above photograph of a Francis hydro turbine runner being manufactured by Voith was declared the winner of the PR Bild Award for Germany. 

U.S. seeks bridge crane rehabilitation at 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

11/14/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for mechanical and structural rehabilitation of bridge cranes and a lifting beam at the 320-MW Fort Randall hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota.

New Mexico county seeks generator rewind for 8-MW El Vado hydro project

11/12/2014

Los Alamos County invites applications for pre-qualification for a hydroelectric generator rewind project at the 8-MW El Vado hydro project on Rio Chama in New Mexico.

Isagen nearly ready to begin operating 820-MW Sogamoso hydro project in Colombia

11/12/2014

Isagen is preparing to start operations of its 820-MW Sogamoso hydro project, on the Sogamoso River in Santander department, Colombia. The project is expected to generate 5,056 GWh of electricity annually.

Restoration of Russia's 6,400-MW Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower plant complete

11/12/2014

A ceremony marking the commissioning of the tenth and final hydro turbine at Russia's Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower plant marks the end of a five-year restoration process, owner JSC RusHydro announced this week.

Venezuela again extends engineering call to upgrade 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

11/12/2014

Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) again extended the deadline for expressions of interest to provide engineering services for modernization of six turbine-generators of the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project on Venezuela's Caroni River.

Higher rates could help pay for hydropower project upgrades, rehab in Newfoundland and Labrador

11/11/2014

Provincial energy corporation Nalcor Energy has filed an amended General Rate Application (GRA) via its subsidiary, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, that could increase the province's electricity rates to help pay for modernization and upgrade programs.

Tocardo signs deal for 28 MW marine power project off South Korean coast

11/11/2014

South Korean developer Ekornergy has signed an agreement with Dutch manufacturer Tocardo Tidal Turbines for the installation of a 28 MW marine power project.

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