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GE upgrades Hydro Quebec’s Montagnais substation
GE’s Grid Solutions business has announced it has performed key upgrades on three 765 kV Fixed Series Compensation (FSC) banks at Hydro Quebec’s Montagnais substation.
Funds for hydro upgrades in Myanmar
Five hydropower plants are to be upgraded in Myanmar following the approval of a €35.7 million loan from the French Development Agency (AFD), the Myanmar Times has reported.
Vattenfall expects 600MW extra hydro from existing plants by 2023
Vattenfall has announced it is working towards raising the available output of the company’s hydropower plants by 600MW by 2023 without a single new dam being built. The move will...
WPS to begin upgrades at Wausau hydroelectric dam
Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) in the US is to start refurbishment work at its Wausau hydroelectric dam in May, with a drawdown of the facility's reservoir to start later this month.
Rainpower to upgrade Lang Sima turbines, Norway
Rainpower has announced it is to upgrade two turbines at Statkraft’s Lang Sima hydropower station.
GE Renewable Energy leads consortium to refurbish Qairokkum plant, Tajikistan
The 60-year old Qairokkum hydropower station in Tajikistan is to undergo a complete refurbishment, with six Kaplan units upgraded to increase the plant’s output by 35% to reach 174MW.
First phase launched for Nurek rehabilitation project, Tajikistan
The first phase of a project to rehabilitate the largest hydropower project in Tajikistan was officially launched yesterday.
RusHydro confirms Bureyskaya plant increases electricity following landslide
Normal hydrological regime has been restored at the Bureyskaya hydropower plant following a landslide that occurred in the project area in December, RusHydro has confirmed.
Milestone for infrastructure upgrade at Lewiston plant, New York
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has announced it is nearing the three-quarters mark in a $460 million infrastructure improvement project at its Lewiston Pump Generating Plant...
NYPA upgrades hydropower control rooms
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is upgrading the control rooms at its St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project in Massena in St. Lawrence County and at its Blenheim‑Gilboa Pumped Storage...
Floodgate replacement work begins at Tom Miller Dam, US
The Lower Colorado River Authority has begun an 18-month, multi-million dollar project to remove and replace each of the nine floodgates at Tom Miller Dam in central Austin....
Repair work begins at Steinaker Dam, US
The US Bureau of Reclamation has begun modification work at Steinaker Dam, near Vernal, Utah, to repair a slope failure on the upstream face of the right abutment and flatten the slope...
GE Renewable Energy to rebuild generators at Boundary plant
The hydropower business of GE Renewable Energy has been chosen by Seattle City Light (SCL), to rebuild three generators in the powerhouse of the Boundary Dam, inproving output...
Eaton to help modernize Californian hydro plants
Eaton is to lead an electrical life extension and modernization project at the Shasta and Keswick hydroelectric power plants in California after winning a contract from the US Bureau...
Plans underway to replace Sir Adam Beck units
Two generators are set to be replaced at Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Sir Adam Beck I Generating Station, adding a total of 106MW capacity.
GE wins contract on Toktogul modernisation
JSC Electric Power Plants (EPP) has awarded a $104 million turnkey contract to a joint venture of GE Hydro (France) and GE Renewables (Switzerland) for modernization of the...
WSP and Entura to support SA Water’s dam upgrades
SA Water has appointed consulting firms WSP and Entura to support its ongoing program of dam safety upgrades.
Equipment upgrades improve efficiency at Swedish hydro plants
Two hydropower plants in Sweden that are over 100 years old have seen their efficiency and environmental compatibility improved thanks to new technology from Voith.
First refurbed unit back in operation at Finnish hydro plant
Power Machines has confirmed that hydraulic power unit No 1 has been put into operation at Tainionkoski hydropower plant in Finland after extensive modernization.