Hydropower Articles

  • Morgan falls hydro - Case study

    The Morgan Falls Hydro plant was built in 1996 on the LaHave River near New Germany, Nova Scotia. The plant was built on the site of the abandoned pulp mill constructed by the Morgan Falls Pulp Co. in 1893. CHC provided a 1500 mm horizontal axial flow Kaplan turbine heart to the previous owner in 2000, to retrofit to the existing S type configuration. In 2017, CHC refurbished the 1500 mm runner ...

  • Newport hydro - Case study

    The Newport Hydro plant was acquired by Great Bay Hydro Corporation in 2004. The powerplant, located on the Clyde River in Newport, VT, is one of four hydro plants owned by the hydro developer and is a three unit production facility with an operating capacity of over 7 MW. Two of the plant’s Francis runners have been replaced with new equipment. In 2010, CHC provided a new 620 mm Francis ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • West charleston hydro - Case study

    In 2004, Great Bay Hydro Corporation acquired four generating facilities in Vermont, including the West Charleston Hydro plant which had been out of operation and abandoned for a number of years. The West Charleston plant was built in the early 1900s and is located on the Clyde River in the town of Charleston, Vermont. In 2010, as part of the re-permitting process and in order to meet current ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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, ...

  • Lockhart minimum flow - Case study

    Lockhart Power is the owner and operator of a number of hydro projects located in South Carolina. In 2011, CHC provided two water-to-wire packages for two new Lockhart hydro sites: a 1250 mm vertical axial flow Propeller minimum flow unit with generator and controls for the Lockhart Minimum Flow project and a 1700 mm axial flow Kaplan turbine with generator and controls for the Upper Pacolet ...

  • 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, ...

  • Black river falls hydro - Case study

    CHC provided a complete water-to-wire equipment package to the City of Black River Falls, Wisconsin, for the upgrade of its Black River Falls Hydroelectric Dam, located on the east bank of the Black River in Jackson County, Wisconsin. This historic dam rebuilding project was completed in June 2012, and involved the installation of an additional low-flow generating unit. The water-to-wire ...

  • DOE EERE Announces Prize Competition On Fast PSH

    On April 8, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) announced a new prize competition to support and accelerate the development of pumped storage hydropower (PSH). The prize, titled Furthering Advancements to Shorten Time ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Nuclear power can save the world

    Expanding technology is the fastest way to slash greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonize the economy. ...


    By US Nuclear Corporation

  • 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. ...

  • Prime Power Generation - Case Study

    A national electricity grid must always be able to meet the needs of its users. This requires it to be: stable, maintaining the required electrical frequency (50 Hz in the UK); balanced, continuously matching supply to demand; and adequate, ensuring total generation capacity is never outstripped by demand. ...


    By Fuel Cell Today

  • Hydro Plant Redevelopment - Case Study

    Many of our recent projects in the United States and Canada have been related to the redevelopment of abandoned structures or related to an existing plant upgrade. Shown below are a few project ...


    By OSSBERGER GmbH Co. KG

  • Auxiliary Service Units on Large Hydro Facilities - Case Study

    Ossberger Hydro also has technologies that are well adapted to implement on larger hydroelectric facilities to provide power for auxiliary services whether it is mechanical pumps for oil circulation on main turbine bearings, managing auxiliary electric loads, or even provide black start capability in case of emergencies. Project: LG-1 Client: Hydro Quebec Location:  James ...


    By OSSBERGER GmbH Co. KG

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