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Generator contract awarded for Boise diversion dam plant
01 December, 2002

Increasing efficiency at Northfield Mountain
04 November, 2002

American Hydro wins pumped storage project
18 October, 2002
American Hydro of Pennsylvania, US, has been awarded a contract with a subsidiary of Northeast Utilities of Connecticut, US, to increase the efficiency and productivity of Unit 1 at its Northfield Mountain pumped storage project in Massachusetts.

Investing in Iceland
04 October, 2002
Simon Jones reports on the issues surrounding the Karahnjukar hydro plant in eastern Iceland, as construction work begins on the controversial 630MW project

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

Time for change?
04 August, 2002
The issue of licensing hydro plants has long been a topic of intense debate in the US. At this year's Hydrovision 2002 conference in Oregon, delegates were keen to attend a session which discussed the current state of the licensing process and recent moves by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to help solve complexities often associated with the system. Carrieann Davies attended the session to find out more

Chalillo dam Update
04 July, 2002

The power of power purchase agreements
04 June, 2002
A short and very loud international battle for the heart and soul of the Columbia river's largest FERC licensed hydro project was fought and 'settled' during the end of 2001. Fred Ayer reviews the brief history of this conflict and explores the reality of competing for hydro projects during the FERC relicensing process.

Philippine prospects
04 May, 2002
Large and small hydro developments are on the cards in the Philippines, as David Hayes reports

American Energy plans hydro project near Yakima
04 May, 2002

Promoting a clean, green, image
02 March, 2002
As fledgling green markets emerge in the US, should owners of existing hydro facilities feel confident that energy from their project will qualify as 'green'? The answer isn't as straightforward as one might think. Fred Ayer spoke with Lydia Grimm, executive director of the Low Impact Hydropower Institute in the US

URHP keynote speech - part 1
16 January, 2002
Uprating and Refubishing Hydro Power Plants VIII (URHP) - the conference organised by International Water Power and Dam Construction and CZCOLD - was held recently in the Czech Republic's picturesque city of Prague.

Protection for the plant
01 January, 2002
Using polyurea coatings can help protect hydro power plants from corrosion. John Henningsen offers a guide on choosing the best polyurea for your application

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