Kaplan Hydro Turbines Articles

  • Orono “B”/ Stillwater “B” Hydro projects - Case study

    In 2011, Black Bear Hydro Partners LLC constructed two new powerhouses at the Orono and Stillwater dams, located along the Penobscot River in the State of Maine. The new plants which were commissioned in 2012 are now owned and operated by Brookfield Renewable, one of the largest hydro developers in the United States, and a long time customer of CHC. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Oswegatchie generating station - Case study

    The Oswegatchie Hydro facility is located on the Upper Oswegatchie River in the Adirondack Mountains of Northern New York. CHC provided a water-to-wire package consisting of two 1250 mm axial flow Kaplan turbines with 1035 kW/450 RPM synchronous generators, switchgear and controls package. This redevelopment project began operations in July 2002, was constructed in only 13 months and commissioned ...

  • Mill street dam hydro - Case study

    The Mill Street Dam, owned and operated by the City of Auburn, is located on the Owasco river in Auburn, New York. The generating station installed in the early 1980’s was in operation until 2004, when the costs of equipment maintenance and operational restrictions were deemed to be inefficient. The plant was shut down and remained inactive for 10 years. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...


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