hydropower engineering News

  • On the future of hydropower engineering

    The 2nd conference on Hydropower in Poland, “Today and tomorrow of Hydropower in Poland and European Union” during the second edition of International Trade Fair for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency RENEXPO Poland, 17-18 October 2012, Expocentre EXPO XXI in Warsaw. Water has always played an important part in people’s lives, deciding on the formation of population ...


    By Energy-Server - REECO GmbH

  • Hydropower and Photovoltaic in the Spotlight

    RENEXPO Austria Salzburg prospectively combines two trade fairs: RENEXPO HYDRO, the largest small hydro trade fair within the German-speaking area and RENEXPO PV, that consequently is further expanding its position as largest photovoltaic (PV) trade fair in Austria. “The new concept is based on the fact that over the last years both hydropower and photovoltaic have emerged as determining ...


    By Energy-Server - REECO GmbH

  • Hydropower opportunities and challenges

    CIWEM and the EA will be examining the challenges in the planning and delivery of hydropower schemes at their joint conference Hydropower - Opportunities, Challenges and Sharing Best Practice on 23rd June 2010 in London. The Environment Agency estimates that 1.5% of the UK's electricity needs could be generated through hydropower schemes.  Every potential hydropower site is different as ...

  • The diverse benefits of hydropower

    With recent floods making headlines in Austria and Germany over the last few weeks, protection against flooding has become a widely discussed issue. Though they are rarely given a second glance, hydropower dams are a first line of defence against flood damage. The RENEXPO HYDRO as part of the RENEXPO Austria taking place in the Messezentrum Salzburg from November 28 - 30, 2013 will showcase a ...


    By Energy-Server - REECO GmbH

  • DOE, DOI and Army Corps of engineers sign memorandum of understanding on hydropower

    US Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu and US Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar have announced that the two agencies, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, will cooperate more closely and align priorities to support the development of environmentally sustainable hydropower.  The Memorandum of Understanding represents a new approach to hydropower development – a strategy ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Pöyry supervises the construction of the Xayaburi hydropower project as Government of Lao Engineer

    /www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pöyry supervises the construction of the Xayaburi hydropower project as Government of Lao Engineer Pöyry supervises the construction of the Xayaburi hydropower project as Government of Lao Engineer PÖYRY PLC          Press release 9 November 2012 Pöyry's Energy Business Group ...


    By Pöyry Energy

  • Should Hydropower Truly Be Described as Renewable?

    Hydroelectric dams are the quintessential expression of human control of nature. As well as power, they create reservoirs of clean water, which to some are both pleasing to the eye and a place for tranquil recreation. They promise control of flooding, provide a steady supply of water for irrigation and, with time, a source of fresh ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Sweco wins two new hydropower contracts

    In a short span of time Sweco has been awarded two new hydropower contracts worth a total of nearly EUR 3.5 million. A large share of Sweden’s hydropower generating capacity was built in the first half of the 1900s and today the facilities are urgent need of rehabilitation and upgrading in order to maintain their production capacity and increase their output. “Sweco’s engineers ...


    By Sweco

  • RENEXPO® INTERHYDRO, Europe‘s largest Hydropower Platform in Salzburg

    Hydropower, with over 20,000 plants throughout Europe, plays a very important role in Europe’s economy, as well as securing the energy supply and protecting the environment. A new study “The hydropower sector’s contribution to a sustainable and prosperous Europe” presents new data and facts about the economic importance of hydropower for Europe. An increase of up to 20 % ...


    By Energy-Server - REECO GmbH

  • Aurecon appointed EPCM role for Stortemelk hydropower plant

    The project has been developed by NuPlanet (a member of the REH group), which was also appointed to manage the project under a Management Service Agreement. “This project was made possible by the ongoing relationship between ourselves and Aurecon,” NuPlanet managing director Anton-Louis Olivier said.  Having been involved in the project since ...

  • Will the Hydropower Industry Exceed $60 Billion by 2012?

    Global Information, Inc. presents a new market research report, "The Hydropower Market 2011-2021" by Visiongain. One-sixth of the world's electricity is currently generated by hydropower. Hydropower, a low-carbon energy source, is likely to play an increasingly significant role in the future of the global energy supply as the world inevitably moves towards renewable energy in lieu of ...

  • Department of Energy, Department of the Interior and Army Corps of Engineers Renew Five-Year Partnership to Advance Hydropower

    The U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of the Army for Civil Works announced today that the three agencies have extended their partnership to advance hydropower development for an additional five years. The renewal agreement signed today commits the agencies to a ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Enlists Eaton to Lead Electrical Modernization at Philpott Dam Hydropower Facility in Virginia

    Power management company Eaton today announced a $5.4 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, to lead a life extension and electrical modernization project at Philpott Dam in Bassett, Virginia. The agreement includes the design, manufacturing, delivery, installation and commissioning of electrical powerhouse distribution and control systems, as well as ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Considers Options for Much-Needed Maintenance, Rehabilitation of Hydropower Plants, an Industrial Info News Alert

    Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The median age of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) (Washington, D.C.) hydroelectric power plants is 47, and 90% of the plants are more than 34 years old. According to a ...


    By Marketwire

  • Hydropower `could supply Africa`s entire power needs`

    Hydropower could supply all of Africa's electricity needs if cross-border cooperation was stepped up, according to a UN report launched last week (12 March) at the World Water Forum in Marseilles, France. Africa currently generates just one third of its electricity from hydropower, but could learn from cooperation ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Black & Veatch professionals to share hydropower solutions at Waterpower Xvi Conference

    Black & Veatch hydropower and hydraulic structures experts will share their knowledge and proven solutions at the Waterpower XVI conference July 27-30 in Spokane, Wash. “Interest in hydropower has surged with the worldwide focus on renewable energy,” said Dan McCarthy, President and CEO of Black & Veatch’s global water business. “Hydropower projects are truly sustainable. In addition to ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • HydroXpert SAS Releases SIMAHPP5 to analyze and valuate hydropower projects

    SIMAHPP is tool for Windows Platform used to simulate and assess the feasibility of hydropower projects combining hydraulic, financial, and environmental parameters. Since its first release in 2009, SIMAHPP has been used internationally by consultants, well established companies and universities in 30+ countries in Europe, North and Latin America, Africa, Asia & Australia.  ...


    By Hydroxpert Technology

  • Alstom Hydro wins new contract in Ecuador’s hydropower market

    Alstom Hydro* has signed a contract with Electro Generadora del Austro (Elecaustro) to provide key equipment to the new Ocaña hydropower plant in Ecuador. The plant is to be located in Ecuador’s southwestern province of Cañar. Under the terms and conditions of this contract, worth almost €9 million, Alstom Hydro will supply two turbine/generator units to the new plant. ...


    By Alstom Hydro

  • Eaton Helping Utilities Enhance Safety, Modernize Infrastructure and Support Reliable Hydropower Generation

    Power management company Eaton will showcase its solutions and services for hydropower generation at HydroVision International 2014 at booth #616, from July 22 to 25 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Eaton provides a wide range of solutions and life extension services to optimize the performance of new and existing hydropower utilities, and will deliver a presentation on ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Xylem wins fish pass pump contract for Laos’ run-of-river hydropower dam

    Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, announced today that it has won a contract worth U.S. $19.6 million to provide custom-made Flygt pumps for the Xayaburi run-of-river hydropower dam. The dam is located on the Mekong River in the town of Xayaburi, 80 kilometers south of Luang Prabang in Laos. The ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

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