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U.S. again extends bidding for operation and maintenance of 14-MW Philpott hydro project

05/01/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again extended the deadline for bids from small businesses to provide operation and maintenance of the Corps' 14-MW Philpott hydroelectric project in Virginia.

Corps awards contract for Bonneville Dam hydro turbine guide bearings

05/01/2014

American Babbitt Bearing Inc. has been awarded a contract worth US$479,000 to supply hydro turbine guide bearings for the First Powerhouse at Bonneville Dam.

Corps Little Rock District sets 2014 industry day for hydro, other work

05/01/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District has scheduled an industry day for fiscal year 2014 to talk with contractors about plans for its facilities, including water resources and hydropower projects.

Pakistan seeks valves to refurbish 243-MW Warsak hydro project

04/30/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply valves as part of work to rehabilitate the 243-MW Warsak hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Kabul River.

Alstom fielding purchase offers from General Electric, Siemens

04/29/2014

Both General Electric (GE) and Siemens are interested in taking over Alstom SA’s power business, but details -- reported by sources including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Forbes -- of the two proposed transactions have not been released.

DOE unveils ambitious plan for long-term hydroelectric power development

04/29/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy today unveiled a plan ultimately designed to dramatically increase American hydroelectric capacity in the coming decades.

Alstom’s hydro business set for change at the helm

04/29/2014

News that two of the world’s biggest energy engineering firms – GE and Siemens – are apparently looking to launch rival bids to take over Alstom’s power business is set to present significant repercussions for the hydropower business. 

Orion Energy Centre completes first commercial project

04/28/2014

Orion Energy Centre (OEC) has recently completed a project for one of its first commercial customers, Boston-based Resolute Marine Energy, Inc. (RME), HydroWorld.com has learned.



Alstom Grid wins transformer award for 93-MW Lavey hydropower project

04/28/2014

Alstom Grid AG has been awarded a US$2.6 million contract to supply a transformer as part of an expansion of the Lavey hydroelectric plant on Switzerland's Bois-Noir River.

Dimensionally Homogeneous Form of the Chezy and Manning Equations

04/24/2014

Chezy and Manning equations, the foundation of our present science of open channel hydraulics, are not dimensionally homogeneous. The author presents a new derivation of these equations that reveals the constituent parts of these coefficients, allowing for calculation of more accurate values.

U.S. seeks firms for rewind, cavitation repair at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam

04/24/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform generator rewinds and turbine cavitation repairs at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

New control system on line at 6.8-GW Grand Coulee hydropower plant

04/24/2014

A new control system implemented by communications technology company Real-Time Innovations is now operational at the 6,809-MW Grand Coulee hydroelectric plant.

French waterways agency seeks refurbishment of Plancher-Bas Dam

04/24/2014

France's navigable waterways agency, Voies Navigables de France (VNF), seeks bids for rehabilitation of Plancher-Bas Dam on the Rahin River in France's Haute-Saone Department.

FERC sets conferences on critical infrastructure, system reliability

04/24/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued an agenda and discussion topics for a technical conference April 29 on Critical Infrastructure Protection issues.

Tech Briefs

04/24/2014

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology from April 2014

R&D Forum

04/24/2014

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower from April 2014

Phase Checking a Generator after Replacing Instrument Transformers

04/23/2014

This article will explain proper procedures for ensuring a synchronous AC generating unit is in phase with the system when the generator breaker is first closed after work on protection system instrument transformers or after a unit rewind.

Satellites could help Brazil's hydroelectric power operators forecast weather patterns

04/23/2014

Brazilian researchers have met to discuss the use of satellites to collect hydrometeorological data to better forecast weather-related events.

EPC contractor selects SediCon for Coca Coda Sinclair hydro project desanders

04/23/2014

Equipment manufacturer SediCon has been contracted to provide desanding units for Ecuador's 1,500-MW Coca Codo Sinclair hydroelectric plant.

Hydro Currents

04/23/2014

The latest hydroelectric power news and information for April 2014


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