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  • Hydroelectric turbines of the future

    As a partner of the main plant operators and manufacturers in the world, PXL SEALS has chosen to organise a work group dedicated to sealing and guiding systems within PSPC Innov’Hydro (Structuring Project connected to the Competitiveness Hub). This project specifically brings together GE Renewable (former Alstom Hydro), EDF and other competent players in the hydroelectric sector. ...


    By PXL Industries

  • Environmental assessment for lower churchill hydroelectric project submitted

    The environmental assessment of the Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Generation Project has been submitted to the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. The report follows a review of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prepared by the proponent, Nalcor Energy, and a 30-day public hearing held from March 3, 2011 to April 15, 2011. Nalcor Energy proposes to ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Eaton Leads Electrical Modernization at Green Mountain Power Hydroelectric Facility in Vermont

    Power management company Eaton today announced it is helping Green Mountain Power (GMP) modernize, upgrade and automate the electrical system at its Proctor, Vermont hydroelectric plant. Under the contract, Eaton will update the plant’s power and control systems – allowing GMP to reduce costs, enhance reliability and manage the facility remotely. The project supports Green Mountain ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Brookfield Renewable Completes Acquisition of 378 MW Hydroelectric Portfolio

    Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. (TSX: BEP.UN) ("Brookfield Renewable") and its institutional partners have completed the previously announced acquisition of a 378 MW hydroelectric portfolio from Alcoa Power Generating Inc. The portfolio consists of four generating stations on the Little Tennessee and Cheoah Rivers in eastern Tennessee and western North ...


  • Modular Rotork CK actuators introduce reliable and economical automation at hydroelectric facility

    Rotork CK range modular electric valve actuators have provided a reliable and economical automated flow control solution for a hydroelectric generating station in Mexico. The actuators have been installed at the Alameda Hidroeléctrica Planta to control the flow of water to turbines generating up to 6 MW of electricity. The modular CK design enabled the operator to tailor the actuator ...


    By Rotork

  • National chief supports calls for full review of BC hydroelectric dam

    Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo today expressed support for First Nations working to raise awareness of the implications of hydro-electric dam development in British Columbia (B.C.), including calls for a full review for the forthcoming environmental assessment of the Site C project on the Peace River. "We strongly support First Nations in upholding their ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Brookfield Renewable Acquires 351 MW Portfolio of 19 Hydroelectric Facilities in New England

    All amounts in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. (TSX: BEP.UN) ("Brookfield Renewable") today announced an agreement to acquire a portfolio of 19 hydroelectric generating stations in Maine from a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC for a total enterprise value of approximately $760 million, subject to typical closing adjustments. The ...


  • Panama's Energy Firms Plan 720 Megawatts of Hydroelectric Power, an Industrial Info News Alert

    Researched by Industrial Info Resources Latin America (Cordoba, Argentina) -- Panama plans to increase installed capacity of hydroelectric power generation by 720 megawatts (MW) with 30 new hydropower plants. Seventeen of these projects ...


  • Plutonic Power & GE submit bids for more than US$4bn in hydroelectric projects

    Plutonic Power Corporation (PCC: TSX) joined with GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of GE (NYSE: GE), in submitting two bids for hydroelectric power projects costing more than $4 billion, which would be Canada’s largest single private sector hydroelectric generation investment. The submissions into BC Hydro’s 2008 Clean Power Call outline the development of approximately 1,200 megawatts of ...


    By General Electric

  • ANDRITZ to supply electromechanical equipment for the Srinagarind hydropower station, Thailand

    ANDRITZ HYDRO, a part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) to supply electromechanical equipment for the Srinagarind hydropower plant, Thailand. Commercial operations are scheduled to begin mid-2019. This rehabilitation order includes the supply of three vertical Francis runners, including model test, ...

  • Biofuels to Electrify Mobile Phone Base Stations in Rural India

    The use of mobile phones is burgeoning in India. However, this is not true for every Indian city as outside the chief cities, mobile coverage is dispersed, as there is not even dependable amount of electricity in most of the parts. A major part of India comes under rural segment. This rural India is either devoid of electricity connections or has a shortage of power supply that is likely to ...


    By RNCOS

  • Oconee Nuclear Station Projects Honored with Three Awards by the Nuclear Energy Institute

     Duke Energy's Oconee Nuclear Station has received the Nuclear Energy Institute's (NEI) prestigious "Best of the Best" Award for the first digital upgrade of a nuclear safety-related system in the U.S. The award was presented during NEI's Nuclear Energy Assembly on May 23, 2012, in Charlotte, N.C. ...


    By Duke Energy

  • Accident kills seven at one of the world`s largest hydropower stations

    Two water ducts appear to have collapsed in Russia's largest hydro-electricity station killing seven workers and hitting the area's industry. The Sayano-Shushenskaya power station in Siberia, which on power generation is the world's fourth largest station, water ducts three and four collapsed, flooding part of the station. The Russian government believes another 11 workers were also injured ...

  • Green light for hydro scheme in Scotland

    RWE Innogy is delighted that The Highland Council has given planning consent for the up to 9 megawatts (MW) River Pattack hydroelectric scheme located on the south side of Loch Laggan, 10 km north west of Dalwhinnie. Unlike a run-of-river hydro scheme, which is dependent on the water that is currently available in the river to generate electricity, River Pattack is a storage scheme. This means ...


    By RWE AG

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Enlists Eaton to Lead Electrical Modernization at Philpott Dam Hydropower Facility in Virginia

    Power management company Eaton today announced a $5.4 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, to lead a life extension and electrical modernization project at Philpott Dam in Bassett, Virginia. The agreement includes the design, manufacturing, delivery, installation and commissioning of electrical powerhouse distribution and control systems, as well as ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Hydro beats nuclear and coal, beats oil and gas

    Researchers in Italy and the UK have reviewed the economic, social and environmental impact of hydro, coal, oil, gas and nuclear power. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, but of these conventional electricity generation technologies, hydroelectric power appears to be the most sustainable and acceptable environmentally and economically. Nuclear and coal run a close second place but oil or ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • First emission reduction purchase agreement will boost expansion of hydropower - EIB

    On 18 August 2008, Ani Hydro Corporation OJSC and Stichting Carbon Purchase Intermediary (CPI) signed an emission reduction purchase agreement (ERPA) for the sale and purchase of certified emission reductions to be generated by the Jradzor Small Hydroelectric Project in Akhuryan in western Armenia. Stichting CPI is the special purpose vehicle created to acquire carbon credits for the participants ...

  • ANDRITZ receives important order for a new pumped storage plant in Portugal

    ANDRITZ HYDRO GmbH, a member of international technology group ANDRITZ, has been contracted by the Spanish energy utility IBERDROLA GENERACIÓN to supply the electro-mechanical equipment and the penstock for the new pumped storage hydropower plant Gouvães in Portugal. The total contract value for ANDRITZ amounts to about 140 million euros. The scope of delivery comprises design, ...


    By ANDRITZ AG

  • BC Hydro has success with VSG ‘the green grease veggie oil based and readily biodegradable

    Application: Clowhom GS is in BC's lower mainland and is a 40 MW station on the Clowhom River. This river feeds into the Salmon Inlet and hence the Pacific Ocean. Clowhom GS is used as a peaking station and the head in Clowhom Lake ranges from 144 to 210 ft. They wanted to use a more environmentally friendly grease and chose VSG. This was in 1996 and BC personnel report that VSG ‘The Green ...

  • Power Engineering and RenewableEnergyWorld.com name Projects of the Year Awards finalists

    The editors of Power Engineering magazine, RenewableEnergyWorld.com and PennWell Corp. have announced 15 finalists for the annual Projects of the Year Awards program. The finalists were selected from eight major categories: ...


    By PennWell Corporation

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