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Hydro-Québec awards contract for turbine, generator replacement at Rapide-Blanc
19 June, 2019
Hydro-Québec has awarded Voith a major contract for the update of an 80 year-old power station in Québec, Canada.
USBR planning rehab work at American Falls Dam
11 June, 2019
American Falls Dam, a 94ft-high composite concrete and earth gravity-type dam on the Snake River in Power County, near the town of American Falls, Idaho, will undergo maintenance and rehabilitation in 2020 and 2021, the US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has announced.
Pacific American Coal in JV agreement with Global Hydro Energy
14 May, 2019
Pacific American Coal Limited (PAK) has entered into a joint venture agreement with Austrian hydropower turbine manufacturer Global Hydro Energy that will see the firms focus on developing micro hydro and hybrid projects in the Pacific Region including Australia.
Voith unveils 200-ton capacity Vertical Turning Lathe (VTL) at North American plant
25 April, 2019
Voith has installed one of the largest, state-of-the-art vertical machining tools in North America – the Vertical Turning Lathe (VTL) – at its York, Pennsylvania plant.
Coming under close control
20 February, 2019
ABB Ability digital control technology is optimizing the remote support of Enel Generación’s hydropower fleet across Chile, improving coordination and information-sharing
City Light helps put out the fire
03 January, 2019
Seattle City Light has been recognised for its Skagit hydroelectric project wildfire mitigation plan. Nathan MacDonald gives more details.
American Governor to replace PGE governor fleet
17 August, 2018
Portland General Electric (PGE) has awarded American Governor Company (AGC) a multi-year contract to replace all 16 hydro governors in its hydro fleet, spread across six hydropower plants.
Look me in the eye
10 July, 2018
How can the hydro industry tackle concerns and emotions around proposed hydropower and dam developments? And how can it communicate the holistic nature and positive aspects of sustainable projects to opponents? Prompted by an impassioned plea from an amateur photographer’s experience in Iceland, IWP&DC asked industry representatives to share their thoughts on this historically controversial topic.
The modern dam engineer
15 February, 2018
Like many industries, the dam industry is influenced by both internal and external factors which can prompt change. IWP&DC was interested in finding out if such elements have affected the engineer’s working life when inspecting dams. We asked members of the industry for their own thoughts about the role of the modern dam engineer: Has this changed in recent years? Are engineers faced with increased challenges? And will this role continue to evolve?
GE and Cube Hydro Partners in North American hydro deal
22 January, 2018
GE Renewable Energy’s Hydro businesses and Cube Hydro Partners, LLC, a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, have joined forces in a bid to expand hydropower production across North America.
I Squared Capital acquires Latin American hydro assets
29 November, 2017
I Squared Capital, through its ISQ Global Infrastructure Fund II, has agreed to buy the Latin American and Caribbean businesses of Inkia Energy Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IC Power Ltd. The deal includes a number of hydropower assets.
American Hydro to upgrade Belize hydro plant
22 November, 2017
American Hydro is to enhance the efficiency and performance of the Mollejon hydroelectric generating plant in Belize after winning a contract from Belize Electric Company Limited (BECOL).
EDF to install Eco-flow Turbinator
15 November, 2017
The Turbinator is a compact small hydro turbine with an integrated permanent magnetised generator. Following successful installations in Norway, CleanPower is now focusing on the market of European eco-flow releases. French energy company EDF has selected it for the upgrade of the eco-flow release on the Raviège dam in the Tarn region in South-West France, the installation is expected to start test production during the first half of 2018.
US House of Representatives approves Bill to boost hydro
10 November, 2017
A bill that could expand hydropower in the US has been approved by a majority vote of 257-166 in the House of Representatives, and will now move forward to the senate.
Unit upgrades for John W. Keys III plant, US
03 October, 2017
Hydropower capacity is set to increase at the John W. Keys III pump generating plant, as work is underway to upgrade two pump units at the facility, which is located at the Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River in Washington, US.
Hull Street Energy completes hydro acquistion
29 June, 2017
A recently formed affiliate of Hull Street Energy has completed the acquisition of 100% of the ownership interests in Nautilus Hydro, LLC from funds managed by affiliates of The Carlyle Group, adding 18MW from five hydro facilities in Massachusetts to its New England portfolio.
2017 World Hydropower Congress closes with commitments to better hydro
15 May, 2017
The 2017 World Hydropower Congress concluded with a series of commitments to better hydro, delivered by a broad range of organisations and institutions that participated in Addis Ababa, writes the International Hydropower Association.
NIB loans Wartsila funds for Eniram and American Hydro acquisitions
23 February, 2017
Wärtsilä’s plans to expands its digital portfolio has received a boost with the news that it has signed a EUR 40 million loan agreement with the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) for the acquisition of American Hydro and Finnish software company Eniram Oy.
Voith celebrates 150th anniversary in 2017
30 January, 2017
Voith is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2017 and has announced it will be marking it with events at each of its 160 locations worldwide spanning more than 60 countries.