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  • Hydro Plant Maintenance & Reliability Brochure is Here!

    Check out the brochure for the upcoming Hydro Plant Maintenance & Reliability Conference, June 9-10, 2011 in Vancouver, BC: http://bit.ly/fo5Yx1 Current speakers include: Kerry McCalman, US Bureau of Reclamation Allan Reid, Ontario Power Generation John Miller, Cloudworks Energy Jeff Townsend, Progress Energy ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • Voith Hydro Overhauls Legendary Canadian Power Plant

    Attention: News editors, business reporters: Voith Hydro Canada has won a contract to supply parts for the DeCew Falls 1 project. Operator Ontario Power Generation is overhauling the plant that has been supplying electricity to the grid for more than a century. Voith will supply the turbine runner, shaft, and wicket gates of Unit #8. The overhaul will be complete in early 2012. ...


    By Marketwire

  • Hydro Water Mandates and Regulations

    Marcie Mangold answered a series of questions written by marcus evans before the forthcoming Hydro Licensing & Compliance Forum, June 6-7, 2012 in Seattle, WA. What are some common issues that the Department of Ecology is facing today in regards to hydro licensing? MM: As a hydro 401 ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • IDB US$12.5m grant to help refurbish hydro power plant in Haiti

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$12.5 million grant for a program to refurbish Haiti’s hydroelectric plant and to improve the reliability of energy supply for its capital, Port-au-Prince. Over the past decade the Péligre hydroelectric plant (CHP) has contributed about half the energy distributed by the state-owned utility Électricité d’Haïti (EDH), which relies on ...

  • ANDRITZ HYDRO to supply electromechanical equipment for the Shongtong Karchham hydropower plant, India

    International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd. to supply the complete electromechanical equipment for the new Shongtong Karchham hydropower plant in Himachal Pradesh, India. Commissioning is scheduled for 2019. The plant will have a total output of 450 megawatts and provide clean and renewable energy for approximately 800,000 Indian ...


    By ANDRITZ AG

  • Hear From Puget Sound Energy at the Hydro Plant Maintenance and Reliability Conference

    Hydro plants have been around for many years and due to the increasing generation demand, many of these plants are being forced to operate under less-than ideal conditions. It is crucial for hydro plants to determine the approach they should take in regards to preserving these assets and modernizing the aging plants. John Mannetti is currently Supervisor of Asset Operations Analysis within the ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • ABB solution will monitor and manage dozens of hydro plants in North America

    The solution will enable Brookfield Renewable Power, one of the largest generators of emission-free energy in the Americas, to monitor, control and manage its entire fleet of power generation facilities in North America. Brookfield Renewable Power operates 132 hydropower plants, one wind farm (one of the largest in Canada) and one thermal power plant in ten states and provinces of the United ...


    By ABB

  • BC hydro’s clean power call

    BC Hydro has issued a Call for Green Power proposals to help achieve the government’s goal that 90% of electricity generated in the province come from clean or renewable sources. Although the call is praised by green power companies, rigid performance requirements, scarce investment resources, a possible overabundance of water license applications and questionable claims of minimal ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Small hydro projects – renewable or ruinous?

    With thousands of rivers and streams running through British Columbia, small hydro energy projects seem like a significant source of renewable energy. Although such projects have low environmental impacts compared to major hydro-electric dams, they face a significant level of opposition from the public. These small hydro projects known as run-of-the-river projects utilize the natural ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Alstom will supply control systems and balance of plant equipment for Tysso II hydro power plant, Norway

    Alstom signed a contract with Statkraft for the supply of new control systems and balance of plant equipment for the Tysso II hydro power plant in Skjeggedal in the south western part of Norway. The contract includes the supply, installation and commissioning of new equipment (control systems, station transformers, local distribution systems, circuit breakers and 72 kV cabling to the two units). ...


    By Alstom

  • Doosan Hydro Technology awarded desalination company of the year

    On April 21st, Doosan Hydro Technology was awarded Desalination Company of the Year at the Water, Finance &, Sustainability Conference presented by Global Water Intelligence (GWI) and the International Desalination Association (IDA). The category was awarded for the desalination plant supplier which made the greatest overall contribution to the desalination industry during 2007. Doosan Hydro ...

  • Hydro beats nuclear and coal, beats oil and gas

    Researchers in Italy and the UK have reviewed the economic, social and environmental impact of hydro, coal, oil, gas and nuclear power. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, but of these conventional electricity generation technologies, hydroelectric power appears to be the most sustainable and acceptable environmentally and economically. Nuclear and coal run a close second place but oil or ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Global Hydro Power Market Update April 2015

    Hydropower is receiving strong support from governments around the world through favorable policies and incentives. The global market continued to grow in 2014 with the addition of nearly 34 Gigawatts (GW) of capacity, resulting in year-on-year growth of 3.1%. By 2025, a 10% increase in large hydro capacity is expected in the Asia-Pacific region due to the availability of several untapped ...

  • Micro hydros can power rural Afghanistan, Nepal

    Micro hydro-electric plants linked to a mini-grid offer a cost-effective and renewable option for rural electrification in the hilly and mountainous terrain of Afghanistan and Nepal, say researchers. For communities located more than ten kilometres away from the nearest grid substation, micro hydro ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Alcoa’s Leadership in Energy Efficiency Recognized by Hydro-Quebec

    Alcoa (NYSE: AA) announced today that its three aluminum smelters in Quebec, Canada, have been recognized by Hydro-Quebec for their energy efficiency, and are members of the power company’s select Energy Savers’ Circle network. Alcoa’s Deschambault smelter was just raised to Elite status, having been a member of the Energy Savers’ Circle since ...


    By Alcoa Recycling

  • Hydro International to Treat CSO Flows in Bucksport, Maine

    Storm King Overflow Unit Will Be First Advanced Vortex Technology CSO Solution Installed Remotely in State PORTLAND, Maine — Hydro International, a leading provider of environmentally sustainable products and innovative solutions that control and treat stormwater, wastewater and combined sewer overflows, today announced that it has been chosen by the Town of Bucksport, Maine, to supply a Storm ...


    By Hydro International

  • Small Hydro could add up to Big Damage

    A belief that small hydropower systems are a source of clean energy with little or no environmental problems is driving the growing interest in mini, micro, and pico hydro systems that generate from less than 5 kilowatts up to 10 megawatts of energy. Hydropower appears to be the cleanest and most versatile of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Hydro-Quebec’s continuing operations yield satisfying results

    Hydro-Québec’s continuing operations yielded satisfying results for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2012, considering the economic context and market conditions. Consolidated results for the third quarter Hydro-Québec posted a result from continuing operations of $376 million for the third quarter of 2012, compared to $404 million in 2011. ...


  • California first to feel hydro-power crunch of drought

    Flying over the Sierra Nevada as California entered its fourth year of drought, the state's energy chief looked down and saw stark bare granite cloaked in dirty brown haze - not the usual pristine white peaks heaped with snow that would run the state's hydroelectric dams for the year. Spring is arriving with the Pacific Northwest measuring near record-low-snowfall, and much of the rest of the ...


    By Associated Press

  • China Hydro Turbine Generator Unit Industry

    2012 Deep Research Report on China Hydro Turbine Generator Unit Industry was professional and depth research report on China Hydro Turbine Generator Unit industry. The report firstly introduced Hydro Turbine Generator Unit basic information included Hydro Turbine Generator Unit definition classification application industry chain structure industry overview; international market analysis, China ...

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