River Hydropower Articles

  • Additional Power Production, Little River Hydro - Case Study

    Little River Hydroelectric project utilizes water conveyed by the Little R. in Troy, North Carolina .  The Project would add additional power production to the  preexisting HPP.  We developed the Project concept through existing site information including flow data, topography, site visits, discussions with Hydrodyne Industries, and information from equipment vendors. ...


    By Rickly Hydro

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • East millinocket hydro - Case study

    The East Millinocket Hydro Facility is located on the Penobscot River in the town of Millinocket, Maine. The plant was originally constructed by the Great Northern Paper Company, and was acquired by Brookfield in 2002. The plant’s configuration consists of six quad-Francis assemblies, each assembly having four runners on one shaft. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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, ...

  • River Dommel (NL) - Case Study

    In the spring of 2016 the construction of a new hydropower plant in the Dommel river near Sint-Michielsgestel started. The existing dam in the river is equipped with a Landustrie hydropower screw and will generate renewable energy for approximately 200 households. The Dommelstroom project is the first cooperative hydropower power plant in the Netherlands, initiated by Bram and Jan Taks, father ...


    By Landustrie Sneek BV

  • Heudreville-sur-Eure (F) - Case Study

    Located in the French river "l'Eure"  two LANDY hydropower screw turbines are installed to generate sustainable energy using the actual head of 2 meter. Both screws dimension 3.8 meter diameter. Location: Heudreville-sur-Eure, France Type of screw: with casting mould Capacity: 2 x 7.45 m3/sec Head: 1.95 m Power output: 2 x 108 kW Year: ...


    By Landustrie Sneek BV

  • Linton Lock (UK) - Case Study

    At Linton Lock on the River Ouse between York and Harrogate (North Yorkshire) a LANDY hydropower screw is used to generate sustainable energy, in a fish-friendly way. The screw dimensions 3 meter diameter and 8.5 meter length. It concerns an open compact Archimedes screw, which requires minimal civil work on site. Location: Linton Lock, York, UK Type of screw: ...


    By Landustrie Sneek BV

  • Research on joint generation scheduling of cascade hydro plants in the dry season

    As more and more reservoirs are built, concentrated water releasing in the dry season will bring about additional flow compensation and the joint operation of cascade hydro plants is quite important. This paper discusses the water level decline strategy of four cascade hydro plants in the Jinsha River and analyses the relationship between guaranteed output and total power generation. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Framing the Brahmaputra River hydropower development: different concerns in riparian and international media reporting

    Development of the Brahmaputra River, which links China, India and Bangladesh, has been hindered by significant challenges, particularly political challenges. News reports can mirror the perceptions of political actors, but are, owing to the complexity of the issue, complicated and unstructured. We present a comparative content analysis of the overall framing in news reports of the Brahmaputra ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Study: 100% Renewable Electricity System is the Cheapest Option for South America

    Transitioning to a fully renewable electricity system is possible for South America by 2030. A study by Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. also shows that a 100 percent renewable system (100% RE) is the cheapest electricity production option and can be achieved with very little energy storage. "South America has a unique renewable energy ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Idaho Water District’s new Hydroelectric project - case study

    This Irrigation District north of Twin Falls installed a new run of the river hydroelectric facility. In order to protect their new turbines, they installed this Traveling Water Screening System. The majority of debris consists of weeds, tumbleweeds, aquatic plants and urban debris. The 5 screens at this location drop debris on a 60’ long conveyor. The conveyor carries the debris to an ...


    By International Water Screens

  • Modeling future changes in the North-Estonian hydropower production by using SWAT

    Climate change is altering temperature, precipitation, and other climatic parameters, affecting sectors dependent on water resources, e.g. energy production. The purpose of this study is to analyze the possible influences of climate change on hydropower potential in North Estonia. In Estonian run-of-river hydropower plants, energy comes mainly from water volume. Thus, changes in hydropower ...


    By IWA Publishing

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