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Orion Energy Centre completes first commercial project


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Collection of articles related to hydropower technology from April 2014

R&D Forum


Research reports and study findings related to hydropower from April 2014

Phase Checking a Generator after Replacing Instrument Transformers


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


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


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

Hydro Currents


The latest hydroelectric power news and information for April 2014

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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