Power Generation Articles

  • McLeod dam hydro - Case study

    The McLeod Dam is one of six dams on the Moira River in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, owned and operated by the Quinte Conservation Association. This dam was constructed in the late 1970’s for the primary purpose of ice and flood control. In 2008, the dam was retrofitted for the secondary purpose of power generation. ...

  • Namewaminikan hydro development - Case study

    Two new generating stations, Long Rapids and Twin Falls, located on the Namewaminikan River in Northern Ontario were commissioned in the spring of 2017. CHC provided a total of four 1850 mm axial flow Kaplan turbines with synchronous generators and hydraulic power units. The Namewaminikan hydro development has a combined output of 10 MW. The Namewaminikan hydro project was optimized to reduce ...

  • Twin falls hydro redevelopment - Case study

    Commissioned in the Spring of 2016, this new 9.2 MW powerhouse, located on the Menominee River on the border of Wisconsin and Michigan, houses two vertical 2500 mm axial flow Kaplan turbines with 4600 kW / 240 rpm synchronous generators, hydraulics and unit controls provided by CHC. The new plant and spillway were built to replace the original generating station constructed in 1912, which was in ...

  • Tulloch 3rd unit addition - Case study

    Located on the Stanislaus River in central California, the Tulloch Dam operates two vertical Francis units for a combined output of 18 MW. Commissioned in 2012, CHC provided an additional 1650 mm conventional Kaplan turbine-generator set which was added on the low level outlet of the dam, and which produces over 6.7 MW of additional power using the water that spills over the dam. The complete ...

  • Byron weston dam - Case study

    The Byron Weston hydro plant is located on the East branch of the Housatonic River in Dalton, Massachusetts. The dam was built in 1887 and is owned by Crane & Co., the oldest paper manufacturer in North America. The hydro plant which had been decommissioned in the early 1950’s was put back in operation in 2013. ...

  • Lower village hydro - Case study

    The Lower Village Hydro Dam was built in 1995 and is located on the Sugar River in Claremont, New Hampshire. The plant was last operational in 2011and was acquired by Sugar River Power LLC in January 2017, which owns and operates four other small hydro plants in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. ...

  • Douglas redevelopment - Case study

    The Douglas generating station owned and operated by Multistream Power Corporation is located on the Bonnechere River in Douglas, Ontario. The plant originally operated three 630 mm axial flow turbines as well as one Francis unit. ...

  • Higley generating station - Case study

    The Higley generating station was built in 1913 and is located on the Raquette River in the State of New York. The original plant contained threeFrancis turbines producing just over 4 MW of power. ...

  • Livermore Falls Hydro - Case study

    Located on the Androscoggin River in Maine, the Livermore Falls hydro project required the installation of a turbine unit that would meet government minimum flow requirements on the river. ...

  • Boba and Las aarias hydro - Case study

    The Canal Boba and Las Barias Hydro projects were developed by the local Dominican utility with the Montreal engineering firm of Dessau Soprin. CHC provided two identical water-to-wire equipment packages, each including a 1250 mm axial flow Kaplan turbine, 900 kW/450 RPM synchronous generator hydraulic power unit and switchgear, controls and protection package. ...

  • Lincoln Farms I-IV, Fayetteville, TN - Utility-Scale Ground-Mounted Projects - Case Study

    VISSOLIS structured, designed, financed, installed, and owns and manages the Lincoln Farm projects. Technically, they are four projects of 750 kW each but since they were built the same time and with the same stakeholders in the project, we consider it to be a 3 MW project. It was the first project for VISSOLIS in the USA. The power is purchased be Tennessee Valley Authority over 20 years under a ...


    By Vissolis, Inc.

  • Bringing new efficiencies to photovoltaics – Case Study

    Solar photovoltaic installations now generate power in more than 100 countries and continue to be the fastest-growing type of electricity generation in the world. Due to the growing demand for renewable energy sources, manufacturing of solar cells andphotovoltaic arrays have advanced dramatically in recent years. ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Gas engines for resiliency of site operation

    The choice to deploy a combined heat and power (CHP) system, utilising reciprocating gas engines, is often an investment decision to help drive cost and carbon savings to an organisation, whose focus is not traditionally, power generation. Clarke Energy have deployed CHP in numerous ‘critical’ ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Commercial & Industrial Solar for South Africa Case Study

    TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR ENERGY FUTURE WITH CLEAN, RELIABLE SOLAR ENERGY GENERATION. SolarReserve’s Energy Solutions division in South Africa provides turnkey, grid-tied and off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop, ground-mounted, and carport solutions to South African commercial and industrial entities that will significantly reduce their energy costs, carbon footprint, and ...


    By SolarReserve, LLC.

  • Improve Boiler Efficiency

    In many chemical plants, the electricity the plant uses is derived from a natural gas power plant or a co-generation plant burning waste gas streams. In large boilers (Figure 1), power plants bring together air and fuel (natural gas, waste gas, oil or coal) for combustion, which creates heat. The heat boils the water, creating steam. The steam runs through a turbine, which causes the turbine to ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Almonte Lower Falls - Case Study

    Mississippi River Power Corporation Almonte, ON The Almonte Generating Station owned and operated by the Mississippi River Power Corporation is located approximately 50 kms West of Ottawa on the Mississippi River. In 2010, a new power station was built downstream from the original plant as part of the Lower Falls Redevelopment Project. ...

  • 45 Mile Hydro Project - Case Study

    Apple Inc. Culver, Or The computer and electronics giant, Apple, Inc. is the owner of a small hydroelectric plant in Culver, Oregon, which it operates as part of its ongoing commitment to power its resources exclusively with green energy. ...

  • Schneider Electric Case Study

    Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. At their North American headquarters in Boston, the company wanted to create a visible example of their microgrid technology in action, while offsetting energy costs and creating a backup power source during outages. REC Solar built and will operate the canopy and rooftop solar arrays that power the microgrid, which ...


    By REC Solar

  • Redwood City School District Case Study

    The Redwood City School District’s goals were to reduce operating costs and implement sustainable operating practices. The District developed an energy development strategy with Sage Renewables energy consultants and obtained Proposition 39 funding through the state of California to help fund the project. The usual benefits for renewable energy generation were identified, as well as a need ...


    By REC Solar

  • SKILLWIND - Case Study

    Objective: SKILLWIND was the result of the desire of several European countries to create a standardised training programme for the wind energy sector, with the aim of standardising training content and thus facilitating the mobility of workers between different countries. The result of the SKILLWIND project was an interactive game or 'serious game' for smartphones that ...

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