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U.S. seeks firms to rewind generators at 140-MW Trinity hydro project


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information on firms able to rewind generators at the 140-MW Trinity hydroelectric project on the Trinity River in California.

U.S. again extends bidding for bridge crane rehab at 320-MW Fort Randall Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again extended the deadline for 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.

India's NHPC seeks switchgear extension bay for 540-MW Chamera 1 hydro project


India's NHPC Ltd. seeks bids to supply a 420-kilovolt gas-insulated switchgear extension bay for the 540-MW Chamera 1 hydroelectric project in India's Himachal Pradesh State.

U.S. seeks firms to supply standby generator at 810-MW Little Goose Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to supply a standby generator to the juvenile fish facility at the 810-MW Little Goose hydroelectric project on the Snake River in Washington.

U.S. extends call for spillway gate maintenance at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to perform spillway gate lifecycle maintenance at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River in Washington.

Parker Hannifin introduces portable purification system for hydropower projects


Equipment manufacturer Parker Hannifin released a new portable purification system with applications in the hydroelectric power sector at the recent POWER-GEN International conference and exhibition in Orlando.

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Canada utility seeks crane, hoist services for B.C. hydropower projects


Canadian utility BC Hydro invites applications for pre-qualification to perform services to cranes and hoists at hydroelectric projects throughout the utility's system in British Columbia.

Afghans extend call for spare parts, consumables for 100-MW Naghlu hydro project


Afghanistan national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) has extended the deadline for bids to supply spare parts and consumables for the 100-MW Naghlu hydroelectric project, which is being rehabilitated on Afghanistan's Kabul River.

Manitoba Hydro seeks electrical engineering design for low-head hydropower projects


Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids for electrical design engineering services including work on low-head hydroelectric projects in Manitoba.

Eaton wins contract for Vermont small hydropower plant control rehab


Generating technology manufacturer Eaton Corporation has won a contract to update power and control systems at Green Mountain Power's 6.9-MW Proctor hydropower project in Vermont.

Afghans seek supervision of turbine-generator rehabilitation at 100-MW Naghlu hydro project


Afghanistan national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) invites expressions of interest for monitoring and supervision of turbine-generator rehabilitation at the 100-MW Naghlu hydroelectric project on Afghanistan's Kabul River.

Canada utility extends call for equipment inspection for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project


Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to provide inspection of equipment manufacturing for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project in Manitoba.

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Research reports and study findings related to hydropower

Nepal seeks trash rake for rehabilitation of 144-MW Kali Gandaki A hydro project


Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) seeks bids to supply a trashrack cleaning machine as part of rehabilitation of the 144-MW Kali Gandaki A hydroelectric project on the Kali Gandaki River in western Nepal.

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U.S. seeks station service replacement at 36-MW Kortes hydro project


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to perform station service equipment replacement at the 36-MW Kortes hydroelectric plant in Wyoming.

Tech Briefs


Collection of articles related to hydropower technology

Consolidating a Varied Generating Fleet


Learn how Canadian utility SaskPower integrated its hydro and non-hydro generating assets under one management system using Hatch's Vista Decision Support System.

Modeling Potential Turbine Upgrades for the Brazeau Plant


One or two new runners for the units at the 355-MW Brazeau Power Station in Alberta, Canada, would allow owner TransAlta Corp. to better optimize revenue and provide valuable ancillary services. Modeling of the various upgrade options allowed the utility to arrive at the most valuable solution.

Daniel Leonard: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation


The Hydro Research Foundation is actively supporting graduate students to conduct research related to conventional and pumped storage hydropower. These students are funded through the Department of Energy’s Water Power Program and industry partners through a five year $3.7 million dollar grant.

Modifying Generator Shafts at the Lookout Shoals Project


A problem with bearing cooling at the Lookout Shoals plant helped Duke Energy uncover several other issues that needed to be resolved. Through creative approaches and significant machining work, the units are now operating dependably.

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