hydroelectric power generation Articles

  • Long Tan Hydroelectric Dam

    Black & Veatch is the design and construction consultant for the world's largest roller-compacted concrete dam, which will be the world's fourth largest hydropower station and protect 12 million people from flooding. China must create urban infrastructure for the equivalent of the city of Houston, Texas, every month for the next 30 years to accommodate the relocation of 280 million rural ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Powering Renewable Programs: The Utility Perspective

    When considering how to build out a renewable energy portfolio, there are a lot of factors and many points of view to consider. For purposes of this narrative, we will take the point of view of the electric utility itself. Your electricity providers are quite familiar with the concept of a “smart grid.” According to the Department of Energy (DOE), a smart grid “generally refers ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Website offers global view of small hydroelectric projects

    It is now easier to access reliable data on small hydropower projects globally following the launch of a website designed to promote this technology, says a UN body. The UN Industrial Development Organization ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Economic analysis of the environmental and social impacts of the Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectricity Power Project

    The Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectricity Power Project (NT2), located in the Khammouane Province of central Lao's People Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), aims to produce electricity with a generating capacity of 1,070 MW. Most of the electricity generated (995 MW) will be sold to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and the remaining (75 MW) sold to Electricite du Laos (EDL). The primary ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wind Energy Production Estimates: Moving Beyond Time Averages

    No need to be a statistician to see that averages are often useful to compare different things. And yet, they often fall short as a true measure of performance. For instance, we use averages to compare the current weather against the climate normals or to get a sense of how our favorite sport team or player is doing. Team (player) statistics are a concise way of combining the scores from many ...


    By AWS Truepower, LLC

  • Lake Dorothy Hydroelectric Dam Completion Benefits Alaska Residents

    The Lake Dorothy Hydroelectric Project, located near Juneau Alaska, was begun in 2006 and completed in 2010.  Karl Vander, of North Pacific Erectors, was the Project Manager.  North Pacific Erectors, a General Contractor for ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • 1997 IFAI award devil Canyon hydroelectric power plant, San Bernardino, California

    Constant demands for water and electricity in heavily populated areas in California prompted the Devil Canyon Power Plant project. Constructed from 1969 to 1974, the power plant is located at the San Bernardino Mountains near the mouth of Devil Canyon. With two pipelines carrying water from Silverwood Lake, an elevation drop of almost 1500 ft (460 m) between the lake, and four Pelton wheel ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Continuous Quality Surveillance Scheme to minimize the Cost Of Poor Quality in the construction of hydroelectric powerplants - IDRA 2012

    During the construction of hydroelectric plants, poor quality can have a hugely negative impact on construction time, on plant performance and on safety. We propose a method of keeping under control the manufacturing of the most critical components, such as pressure parts, rotors and valves, with a view to minimizing the Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ). This method is known as the Continuous Quality ...


    By Inspecteam Hydro

  • Solving waste oil management and removal problems in power generating plants

    If your plant is like most, it is doing a good job of preventing oily water waste and waste oils from escaping into the environment. But at what cost? As labor resources dwindle, operating and maintaining drainage systems, oil separators, and sometimes inadequate oil removal equipment is expensive. Paying higher than needed costs for waste oil disposal, filtration and water treatment due to these ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • GE Leakwise Application Notes: Oil Leaks at Power Generation Plants

    Fossil Fuel Power Generation Fuel fired power generation plants have several oil storage tanks for feeding fuel to the power units. Coal or gas fired power generation plants also have oil storage tanks to be used for start-up or as a back-up energy source. All ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Generating Ecological Gains from Hydro-Electric Power - Case Study

    NCC has worked with Eskom to mitigate the environmental impacts of the Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme on a sensitive wetland site in the Little Drakensberg/Escarpment, including creating and managing a new conservation area. South Africa’s energy demand is growing at rates of around 5% a year, placing enormous pressure on Eskom not only to create new generating capacity, but also to manage ...

  • Brazil Power Report Q1 2013

    While hydroelectric sources of power account for, and will continue to account for, the majority of Brazil’s electricity consumption requirements, over the course of our forecast period gas-fired power stations will gain importance, as will renewables and nuclear sources of power, once Angra 3 begins operations in 2016. Brazil’s ambitious Belo Monte hydroelectric dam project ...


  • Underwater Robots Perfect for Power Production

    Underwater exploration, fish farms, dive jobs, marine research, municipal and commercial water utilities are obvious industries for the utilization of Deep Trekker mini-ROVs and pipe crawlers. However another industry that has seen remarkable success integrating underwater inspection robots is energy production. Diverse methods of creating energy provide a number of applications which benefit ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Solar thermal power coming to a boil

    After emerging in 2006 from 15 years of hibernation, the solar thermal power industry experienced a surge in 2007, with 100 megawatts of new capacity coming online worldwide. During the 1990s, cheap fossil fuels, combined with a loss of state and federal incentives, put a damper on solar thermal power development. However, recent increases in energy prices, escalating concerns about global ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Power Plant Asset Transactions Managing Environmental Issues

    Deregulation of the electricity industry has spawned unprecedented asset transfer activity among electric generating companies. Many companies are focusing on generation, while a large number of former generating companies are shifting their focus to concentrate on power distribution and communication initiatives. The result is a significant turnover of power plants to new owners as generating ...


    By AECOM

  • Scalewatcher saves the national power corporation in the philippines $350,000 a year

    The National Power Corporation (NPC), the largest provider and generator of electricity in the Philippines, is saving over $350,000 a year in improved efficiency, downtime and maintenance costs following the installation of the Scalewatcher® computerized, electronic, water-conditioner from Scalewatcher North America.  Installed in the company’s Agus 6/7 Hydroelectric Plant Complex ...

  • South feather water and power underscores commitment to clean water, efficient power with Abanaki

    California Utility Installs Model 8 Oil Grabber in Power Plant The mission of South Feather Water and Power (SFWP) is two fold: to provide cost effective power with minimal impact on the environment; and to ensure a dependable supply of safe, quality drinking water as well as a reliable supply of water for agricultural users. In all instances, the California-based utility is committed to ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • A novel technique proposed for automatic control of small hydro power plants

    A new scheme is proposed for the speed control of hydro turbines. Power can be controlled by controlling the rotary motion of the spear valve or linear motion of the sluice gate. In this paper, necessity for speed control, various function of governors, types, speed regulation of micro-hydroelectric power plants, functional block diagram of power generation and control system general models for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New Report Shows Decline in Carbon Dioxide and Other Pollutants from U.S. Power Plants, but State and Power Company Emissions Vary Widely

    Electric Power Industry is Transitioning to Lower-Carbon Sources and Positioned to Meet New EPA Carbon Standards A new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the country’s top 100 electric power producers shows a downward trend in ...


    By Ceres

  • Columbus, Georgia`s High-Efficiency, Low Cost, Digester-Gas-Fired Power Plant

    ABSTRACTGrowing concern over the cost of power and long-term availability of limited fossil fuel resources for the production of electricity have caused electrical utilities and governments to promote “green” or renewable power. Solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, biogas, and low-impact hydroelectricity are current acceptable green-power sources. Digester gas is a renewable, green energy resource ...

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