hydroelectric generation News

  • Hydroelectric turbines of the future

    As a partner of the main plant operators and manufacturers in the world, PXL SEALS has chosen to organise a work group dedicated to sealing and guiding systems within PSPC Innov’Hydro (Structuring Project connected to the Competitiveness Hub). This project specifically brings together GE Renewable (former Alstom Hydro), EDF and other competent players in the hydroelectric sector. ...


    By PXL Industries

  • India cancels hydroelectric project

    India's central government cancelled a dam project on a Ganges River tributary last week, after the leading partner in the ruling coalition intervened because of environmental and religious concerns. The 600MW project is the third on the river scrapped because of environmental and religious pressure. A group of ministers led by finance minister Pranab Mukherjee approved the 600 MW Loharinag Pala ...


  • Environmental assessment for lower churchill hydroelectric project submitted

    The environmental assessment of the Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Generation Project has been submitted to the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. The report follows a review of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prepared by the proponent, Nalcor Energy, and a 30-day public hearing held from March 3, 2011 to April 15, 2011. Nalcor Energy proposes to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Pakistan´s First Hydroelectric Project Powered by IBM

    Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) Remaco, the builder of Pakistan's first private sector hydroelectric power scheme, has selected IBM (NYSE: IBM) software to streamline operations and help meet the business challenges of running the US$235 million plant. The addition of this ...


    By IBM Corporation

  • Small hydroelectric dams not so green, say experts

    The combined impacts of numerous small hydroelectric dams in one river basin can be at least as harmful as one large dam, warn experts, environmental activists and indigenous groups, who face a flood of new projects along the rivers of the western Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. Hydraulic energy from small dams 'is interesting because of its low environmental costs, but everything has its ...

  • SheerWind Reports Its Commercial-Grade Field Unit Significantly Outperforms Traditional Wind Generation and is Competitive with Natural Gas and Hydroelectric Generation

    SheerWind, Inc., an innovator in high-performance, cost-efficient wind energy technology, announces initial field-testing results, which compares INVELOX commercial-grade wind energy generation with the same turbine on a traditional tower-mounted system. The test results indicate that ...


    By SheerWind

  • Brookfield Renewable Completes Acquisition of 378 MW Hydroelectric Portfolio

    Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. (TSX: BEP.UN) ("Brookfield Renewable") and its institutional partners have completed the previously announced acquisition of a 378 MW hydroelectric portfolio from Alcoa Power Generating Inc. The portfolio consists of four generating stations on the Little Tennessee and Cheoah Rivers in eastern Tennessee and western North ...


  • Oil Skimmers for Hydroelectric Power Plants: Another Green Idea from Abanaki

    CLEVELAND - Abanaki announced a full range of oil skimmers and emergency oil spill systems for the special challenges facing hydroelectric power generation facilities, who must protect water resources from spills of hydraulic fluid. Although hydroelectric-generated electricity is considered clean, small leaks of hydraulic oil from turbines at hydroelectric plants are not uncommon. The oil can end ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Modular Rotork CK actuators introduce reliable and economical automation at hydroelectric facility

    Rotork CK range modular electric valve actuators have provided a reliable and economical automated flow control solution for a hydroelectric generating station in Mexico. The actuators have been installed at the Alameda Hidroeléctrica Planta to control the flow of water to turbines generating up to 6 MW of electricity. The modular CK design enabled the operator to tailor the actuator ...


    By Rotork

  • Energy Department report finds major potential to increase clean hydroelectric power

    The US Energy Department has  released a renewable energy resource assessment detailing the potential to develop electric power generation at existing dams across the United States that aren't currently equipped to produce power. The report estimates that without building a single new dam, these available hydropower resources, if ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Energy Department Accepting Applications for a $3.6 Million Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

    The Energy Department today announced an incentive program for developers adding hydroelectric power generating capabilities to existing non-powered dams throughout the United States. Hydropower is the nation's leading source of renewable energy and helps the country avoid over 200 million metric tons of carbon emissions each year, while providing ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Department report finds major potential to increase clean hydroelectric power

    As part of President Obama’s all-out, all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today released a renewable energy resource assessment detailing the potential to develop electric power generation at existing dams across the United States that aren’t currently equipped to produce power. The report estimates that without building a single new dam, these available hydropower ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • ADB Assists Nepal in Implementing West Seti Hydroelectric Project

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is assisting Nepal in the implementation of a hydroelectric power project to be undertaken in partnership with the private sector. The Technical Assistance to Nepal for Preparing the West Seti Hydroelectric Project will be funded by a $300,000 grant from ADB’s Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund, a special fund financed out of ADB's net income to support ...


  • Brookfield Renewable Completes CDN$175 Million Financing for B.C. Hydroelectric Project

    Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners ("Brookfield Renewable") (TSX: BEP.UN) today announced that it has completed a CDN$175 million private placement bond financing for its 45 MW Kokish River hydroelectric project in the northern part of Vancouver Island near Port McNeill, British Columbia. The Kokish River project benefits from a 40-year Electricity Purchase Agreement with BC Hydro and is ...


  • 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 commercial and industrial construction, provided all ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Restoration of North American Hydroelectric Plants on the Rise, an Industrial Info News Alert

    Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The fleet of hydroelectric generating plants in the United States has begun to age. Although hydropower plants require relatively little maintenance, it is necessary that ...


  • Eaton Leads Electrical Modernization at Green Mountain Power Hydroelectric Facility in Vermont

    Power management company Eaton today announced it is helping Green Mountain Power (GMP) modernize, upgrade and automate the electrical system at its Proctor, Vermont hydroelectric plant. Under the contract, Eaton will update the plant’s power and control systems – allowing GMP to reduce costs, enhance reliability and manage the facility remotely. The project supports Green Mountain ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Energy Department Seeks Feedback on Draft Guidance for the Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

    The Department of Energy (DOE) is currently inviting comments from the general public on guidance relating to the implementation of Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the “Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program.” In the Fiscal Year 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, Congress directed the Department of Energy to provide $3.6 million “for ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • IEA report sets a course for doubling hydroelectricity output by 2050

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Ministry of Mines and Energy of the Federative Republic of Brazil show in a report released today how to double hydroelectricity production by 2050, an achievement that could prevent annual emissions of up to 3 billion tonnes of CO2 from fossil-fuel plants. The report, Technology Roadmap: Hydropower< ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • National chief supports calls for full review of BC hydroelectric dam

    Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo today expressed support for First Nations working to raise awareness of the implications of hydro-electric dam development in British Columbia (B.C.), including calls for a full review for the forthcoming environmental assessment of the Site C project on the Peace River. "We strongly support First Nations in upholding their ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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