Hydropower Plants Articles

  • 15MWe modular power plant utility power - City and Borough of Sitka - Case Study

    OWNER: City and Borough of Sitka, Alaska PRODUCT: Titan 130 Modular Power Plant APPLICATION: Standby and Peaking Power CUSTOMER VALUE: Stability in Island Mode Operation Efficient Environmentally Friendly Power The City and Borough of Sitka is located in the center of the ...

  • Lake Livingston Hydropower Plant - Case Study

    Project Description The project involves a cut-and-cover derivation tunnel that delivers water to the power house where the turbines are located. All the components of the plant (headrace, Intake, penstock, powerhouse, and tailrace) require earth retaining structures during construction. In general, this type of retaining system is realized with Sheet Pile Walls (SPW) with different types ...


    By Itasca International, Inc

  • Comprehensive energy construction

    Energy construction in rural areas is an important measure for protecting and improving the rural ecological environment. In 1991 comprehensive energy construction in rural areas was started in 100 counties. In 1995 fuel-saving stoves, methane, solar, wind and geothermal energy sources and small hydropower stations began to develop and were popularized in rural areas throughout the country. ...


    By BIOSANI

  • Water’s Critical Role in the Power Generation Industry

    Water and power are intimately connected in the U.S. and around the world. In 2015, electric power generation was responsible for 41% of total water withdrawals in the United States, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Where does all that water go and what role does it play in ...


    By MECO Incorporated

  • Monroe Cold Spring Hydroelectric Project Monroe City, Utah, USA - Case Study

    Statistics: Turbine: One single nozzle Pelton Generator: One 45kW Westinghouse induction generator @ 1200 RPM Rated head: 137.2m Rated flow: 0.0329m3/sec Commissioned: 2013 The water for this project comes from Cold Spring. After passing through the power house, the water will be returned to the culinary water line so it will ...

  • Ross Creek Hydroelectric Project - Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada - Case Study

    Stistics: Turbine: One single nozzle Pelton Generator: One 150kW single phase synchronous generator @ 1200 RPM Rated head: 305m Rated flow: 0.057m3/sec Commissioned: 2012 This is one of two micro hydro power plants built for the supply of electricity to an equestrian center, which consists of three large farm buildings and one ...

  • Project Helena Creek Hydro British Columbia, Canada - Case Study

    Statistics: Turbine: One 410mm single nozzle Pelton Generator: One 75kW Kato @ 1200 RPM Rated head: 155.6 Rated flow: 0.055m3/sec Commissioned: 2009 This micro hydroelectric power plant supplies electricity for Malibu Club - a Young Life camp located 150km north of Vancouver, British ...

  • Enerdu plant expansion - Case study

    Located in the picturesque town of Almonte, on the North bank of the Mississippi River, the Enerdu redevelopment project involves expanding the footprint of the original powerhouse out into the river to accommodate larger turbines and to increase the plant’s generating capacity by 70%. CHC provided a water-to-wire equipment package including two 2000 mm Axial Flow Kaplan pit units with two ...

  • 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 ...

  • Sherman island generating station - Case study

    In 2004, Brookfield installed a new minimum flow turbine at its Sherman Island hydroelectric power facility, located on the Hudson River in Queensbury, NY. CHC provided a 1250 mm axial flow turbine for the new powerplant with a 1250 kW/514 RPM synchronous generator. The new plant can produce up to 1.25 MW of power. ...

  • Holtwood hydroelectric facility - Case study

    The Holtwood Dam was built in 1910 and is located on the Susquehenna River in Holtwood Pensylvania. The hydroelectric facility is owned and operated by PPL Generation LLC and is a ten unit facility with an installed capacity of approximately 108 MW. ...

  • Medway hydro - Case study

    n operation since 1923, the Medway Hydroelectric Project is a run-of-river generating facility located on the Penobscot River in Medway, Maine. The plant was restored by Black Bear Hydro Partners LLC in 2011/2012 under the Penobscot River Restoration Agreement. CHC provided two 2500 mm replacement Francis runners to fit to the existing draft tubes. The new turbines provided a combined generating ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • Curtis hydro redevelopment - Case study

    The Curtis Palmer hydro facility consists of two run-of-river hydroelectric generating stations located on the Hudson River, in Corynth, NY. In 2014, CHC provided two 2250 mm vertical axial flow Kaplan open flume turbines to replace two of the five horizontal units located in the Curtis powerhouse, which were running but in poor mechanical condition. The existing generators were removed, ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Glendale generating station - Case study

    The Glendale hydroelectric facility is located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The powerhouse was built in 1900 and houses a total of five turbines, with a combined generating capacity of 1.14 MW. Back in 2006, CHC refurbished two of the existing units and provided two new main turbine shafts. In 2008, CHC replaced another of the existing units with a new 800 mm axial flow Kaplan turbine, ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

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