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First unit at Pakistan's 130-MW Duber Khwar hydroelectric plant generating power


The first unit of Pakistan's 130-MW Duber Khwar hydropower plant is now sending power to the country's national grid, project officials told Asian media sources earlier this week.

Italian utility awards contract for small hydropower plant supply


Utility Edison S.p.A. has awarded a contract to Hydro Energia S.r.l. to supply two turbine generators and other equipment for the 2.6-MW Fontanamora hydroelectric project.

Bank seeks consultants to develop atlas of hydropower development sites in Guinea


The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop an atlas of hydropower development sites in Guinea.

Eighth unit operating at RusHydro’s 3,000-MW Boguchanskaya hydropower plant


The eighth hydroelectric generating unit at JSC RusHydro’s Boguchanskaya plant began operating Dec. 30.

U.S. again extends bid date for turbine runner replacement at 80-MW Denison Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again extended the deadline for bids to replace two turbine runners at the 80-MW Denison Dam hydroelectric project in Texas.

Funding approved for new Pakistani hydroelectric training center


Officials from the French Development Agency, the European Union and the French government have signed an agreement to establish a hydroelectric training center in Pakistan.

Liberia seeks substation, transmission lines for 60- to 80-MW Mount Coffee hydro project


The government of Liberia seeks bids to construct a substation and transmission lines for the 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric project in Liberia.

NHA accepting nominations for Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship program


The National Hydropower Association is now accepting nominations for its Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship program.

Bids extended again to replace fire-damaged electrical equipment at 1,125-MW Grand Coulee Right Power Plant


The Bureau of Reclamation further extended the deadline for bids to replace fire-damaged electrical equipment at the 1,125-MW Grand Coulee Right Power Plant in Washington.

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Choosing Turbines for Low-Head Pumped-Storage Plants


By Ales Skotak and Petr Stegner
A comparison of Francis and Deriaz pump-turbine units for low-head applications indicates both can fulfill the wide operational range and power regulation requirements, but they differ in terms of implementation of the mechanical and electrical aspects.

Itaipu Binacional Trains a New Generation of Operators


By Fernando Menezes, Carlos Vergara, Marco Amarilla and Henrique Ribeiro
To retain knowledge and pass it on to the next generation of operators of its 14,000 MW Itaipu plant, Itaipu Binacional uses a comprehensive training program that consists of classroom lectures, simulations and practical testing.

Two contracts awarded for work at John Day Dam and hydroelectric facility


Ross-Brandt Electric Inc. and J.E. McAmis Inc. have won contracts with a total value of more than $2.6 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform work at John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

Nicaragua seeks equipment to rehabilitate 220-kW Salto Negro small hydro project


Nicaragua's Ministerio de Energia y Minas (MEM) seeks bids to supply and install equipment to rehabilitate the 220-kW Salto Negro small hydroelectric project.

Litostroj Power wins contract to provide equipment for 41.5-MW Brezice hydro project


Litostroj Power d.o.o. has been awarded a contract valued at 36.5 million euros (US$50.2 million) to supply equipment for the 41.5-MW Brezice hydro project.

El Salvador seeks wave energy, marine current measuring station


El Salvador utility Comision Ejecutiva Hidroelectrica del Rio Lempa (CEL) seeks bids to supply and install a wave energy and marine current measuring station off the coast of El Salvador.

B&H International to provide bearing heat exchanger plates for 980-MW McNary Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted a contract to B&H Internatinoal to provide bearing heat exchanger replacement plates for the 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

Voith Hydro names new director of marketing and sales


Voith Hydro has promoted Carl Atkinson to its Director of Marketing and Sales, following another internal promotion announced by the global hydropower technology manufacturer earlier this year.

Bolivia seeks turbine-generators for 80-MW Misicuni hydro project


Bolivia utility Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE) seeks bids for turbine-generators and other equipment for the 80-MW Misicuni hydroelectric project on Bolivia's Misicuni River.

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