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Managing modernisation
04 September, 2002
Finding improved ways to evaluate and prioritise expenditure and investment is a must for the utility that strives for success. Niels Nielsen takes a closer look at the modernisation management system BC Hydro has developed to facilitate better decision-making when updating hydroelectric assets

Conference programme: day one
25 October, 2001
Here is the conference programme for day one, Monday 10 December, 2001.

Tracking partial discharge wins hydro industry new acclaim
15 October, 2001

Control the future
15 June, 2001
Improvements in control and protection systems can cut costs in all areas of a plant, but installing the latest technology may not be the most beneficial route to take.

Generating hydro’s future
15 June, 2001
Generators are the backbone of the hydro industry, using basic design principles developed more than a century ago. But, as Janet Wood discovered, they are playing their part in turning hydroelectricity into a highly lucrative business

A slippery subject
15 May, 2001
Concern is growing about the fate of the American eel. It is still not clear what is causing the apparent decline of this species or what can be done to reverse the trend. Gemma Newman reports

Your Forum - Information on dissolved oxygen
02 January, 2001

Your forum
17 December, 2000
Dissolved oxygen and nitrogen content. Can you help?

On track for partial discharge testing
14 December, 2000
A partial discharge (PD) measurement instrument has been developed to make online PD tests and the resulting data interpretation easier, as Blake Lloyd explains

Daytime exposure for corona
16 October, 2000
Daytime aerial inspections are set to revolutionise the maintenance of transmission line equipment. Suzanne Pritchard explains how the development of a corona camera which utilises solar blind filters has made this possible

Protecting eels: a new challenge for US hydro power operators
16 June, 2000
Doug A Dixon explains why the American eel is becoming a new consideration for US hydro power

A growing problem
11 May, 2000
Douglas A Dixon from EPRI gives an insight into the nature and severity of sedimentation problems at US hydro power facilities

The Achilles ‘eel’ of fish passage
15 March, 2000

Preparing for Waterpower ‘99
10 June, 1999
The US and global water power industries will meet in Las Vegas on 6-9 July at Waterpower, the US industry’s longest-running show

A competitive edge
09 July, 1998
The Electric Power Research Institute claims it can give US hydro power operators and owners a competitive advantage in a deregulated electricity market. Michele Blanco, George Touchton and Norris Hirota* explain how this can be achieved

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