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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

India utility seeks digital governors for 180-MW Baira Siul hydro project

04/22/2014

India's NHPC Ltd. seeks bids to replace existing governors with microprocessor-based digital governor systems at the 180-MW Baira Siul hydroelectric project in India's Himachal Pradesh State.

DOE announces new opportunities for hydroelectric power technology developers

04/21/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy has made a pair of announcements designed to promote the development of hydroelectric power and other renewable energy technologies in support of the Obama administration's "all-of-the-above" plan.

Italy utility seeks valves for 15.6-MW Mallero 1, 4.4-MW Mallero 2 hydro projects

04/21/2014

Italian renewable energy operator Enel Green Power S.p.A. seeks bids to supply replacement valves for 15.6-MW Mallero 1 and 4.4-MW Mallero 2 hydroelectric projects in Sondrio Province of Italy's Lombardy Region.

In-Situ announces new water, temperature logger

04/21/2014

Technology developer In-Situ Inc. has announced the development of a new water level and temperature data logger.

U.S. seeks firms to replace generator-motor stators at 600-MW Carters Dam

04/17/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to manufacture replacement stator components at Carters Pumped-Storage facility, part of the 600-MW Carters Dam hydroelectric project in Georgia.

Corps seeks arc flash analysis at Tulsa District hydro projects

04/17/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites expressions of interest to perform short circuit and arc flash analysis at various facilities, including its hydroelectric projects in the Corps' Tulsa District.

U.S. reissues PIT tag tender for Northwest fish passage studies

04/16/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply more than 1 million passive integrated transponder tags for fish passage monitoring in the Columbia River Basin.


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