hydroelectric power 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Catch Oil Leaks Early at Hydroelectric Dams and Power Plants

    Leakwise Oil-on-Water Detection and Monitoring Systems from GE Analytical Instruments can detect the presence of oil immediately, monitor its buildup, measure hydrocarbon layer thickness, alert facility operators of oil presence or thickness, and activate control mechanisms to stop leaks before they become spills. Leakwise systems, consisting of a sensor and controller, offer a number of ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Pakistan`s first private hydroelectric project

    Mott MacDonald was appointed as Lender"s Engineer for a consortium of lenders (Asian Development Bank, Habib Bank Limited, Islamic Development Bank, National Bank of Pakistan, International Finance Corporation and Proparco) on the New Bong Escape Hydroelectric Project, Pakistan, in 2005. The project was the first private hydroelectric project to reach financial close (December 2009). ...


  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Panama's Energy Firms Plan 720 Megawatts of Hydroelectric Power, an Industrial Info News Alert

    Researched by Industrial Info Resources Latin America (Cordoba, Argentina) -- Panama plans to increase installed capacity of hydroelectric power generation by 720 megawatts (MW) with 30 new hydropower plants. Seventeen of these projects ...


  • 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 ...


  • Reservoir Granted Planning Permission for its Brodarevo Hydroelectric Project in Serbia

    Reservoir Capital Corp. (TSX VENTURE: REO)(FRANKFURT: ROC)(BERLIN: ROC) ("Reservoir" or the "Company") is pleased to report that the Government of the Republic of Serbia has published its approval of the Spatial Plan for Special Purposes, covering the Company's Brodarevo 1 and 2 hydroelectric projects and related infrastructure on the River Lim in southwest Serbia. ...


  • Pöyry awarded detailed design services assignment for Alpaslan II dam and hydroelectric power plant, Turkey

    PÖYRY PLC          Press release 28 May 2013 EnerjiSA has awarded Pöyry with the detailed design services assignment for the Alpaslan II Dam and hydroelectric power plant in Turkey. The assignment is for the execution of the detailed design for civil works of the dam body, the powerhouse, the spillways and the civil works for the switch yard. ...


    By Pöyry Energy

  • Research and Markets: Hydroelectric Power in the US - Efficiency Upgrades and Smaller Plants Will Boost Performance

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/mk8qwb/hydroelectric) has announced the addition of the "Hydroelectric Power in the US" report to their offering. Running smoothly: Efficiency upgrades and smaller plants ...


  • Plutonic Power & GE submit bids for more than US$4bn in hydroelectric projects

    Plutonic Power Corporation (PCC: TSX) joined with GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of GE (NYSE: GE), in submitting two bids for hydroelectric power projects costing more than $4 billion, which would be Canada’s largest single private sector hydroelectric generation investment. The submissions into BC Hydro’s 2008 Clean Power Call outline the development of approximately 1,200 megawatts of ...


    By General Electric

  • Abengoa to develop a hydroelectric plant that will supply clean power to more than 10,000 households in Peru

    The project will generate power in a sustainable way, preventing 43,000 tons of CO2 emissions per annum. The project exceeds US$50 million. Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, is to construct a 20 MW hydroelectric power plant in the Mamacocha River ...


    By Abengoa

  • Canadian Hydroelectric Companies Continue Trend of Helping to Power U.S., an Industrial Info News Alert

    Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Canadian utilities such as Hydro Quebec (Montreal, Quebec), BC Hydro Power & Authority (Vancouver, British Columbia), Manitoba Hydro (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and others have sold hydroelectric power to the utilities in the United States for decades. Some of these utilities are continuing to develop large hydroelectric and transmission ...


  • Hydroelectric Power Plant Construction in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

    The Hydroelectric Power Plant Construction industry has stalled over the five years to 2013. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Radia Amari, “Different factors, including declining demand for hydroelectric power, rising awareness of the environmental impact of hydroelectric power plants and drought ...


  • 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.

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