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Michigan dam failures prompt re-assessment of safety
26 February, 2021
Dam safety in the US state of Michigan was thrown into the spotlight after the failure of Edenville and Sanford Dams during May 2020.
Evolution of the digital twin
15 January, 2021
Andrew Young, Vice President of Project Engineering and Service Delivery at Akselos, gives an insight into the evolution of the digital twin technology and its application in the hydro industry.
Coping with COVID-19
23 June, 2020
Worldwide we are all experiencing unsettling times with the emergence of COVID-19. This has had an unprecedented impact on our professional and personal lives. In an effort to bring the industry together and share some positive camaraderie, IWP&DC asked readers how they are coping through it all
Hydropower over the next decade
15 April, 2020
Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, IWP&DC asked members of the industry for their thoughts on what the next decade may entail for hydropower development across the globe.
How is the hydropower industry responding to the COVID-19 pandemic?
06 April, 2020
IWP&DC takes a look at how the hydropower industry is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, and what measures are being put in place by companies throughout the industry. This article is being constantly updated as we get new information so please share your company’s updates with us and we will add them here
Looking through a different lens
08 August, 2019
Canadian perspectives of modernising the Columbia River Treaty were highlighted in a recent webinar organised by the POLIS Water Sustainability Project
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.
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?
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.
Large or small - does dam size matter?
12 August, 2016
IWP&DC asked members of the US dams industry for their thoughts on whether dam size matters, and what are the prospects for future construction across the country?
02 February, 2016
A selection of current construction work and studies shows hydro’s wide range. Report by Patrick Reynolds
Blue Gold: tapping existing potential
20 July, 2015
Each year valuable hydro potential flows away through water pipes at existing infrastructure across the US. The Hydro Research Foundation is calling for policy and technological innovations to recapture this enormous untapped opportunity which has the potential to jump start additional hydropower development. Suzanne Pritchard reports.
There is no other industry like it
14 April, 2015
For almost 24 years the same executive director has served at the National Hydropower Association (NHA) in the US. It is rare for one individual to be at the helm of any successful organisation for such a length of time, and it is indeed even rarer for that individual to be a woman. Suzanne Pritchard spoke with Linda Church Ciocci from the NHA about her vast experience of working in the hydropower industry.
Thinking inside the box: marine propulsion technology
15 August, 2014
Amjet Turbine Systems has utilised marine propulsion technology to create a new turbine/generator unit for low head hydroelectric sites.
The outside view: giving a clear picture of large dams?
25 June, 2014
Large hydroelectric dams are unviable and extremely damaging to emerging economies, the authors of a recent study from the University of Oxford claim. Although acknowledging the importance of accurately predicting project outcomes, members of the dam industry have expressed their concern about the study. This article gives an overview of the research. In a second article the industry has its say.
Oxford study on large dams: the right to reply
25 June, 2014
Members of the dam industry have expressed their concern about a recent study from the University of Oxford on large dams. They claim it is unrepresentative; questioning the methodology used and the subjective conclusions it makes. Here they have their say.
Hydropower: underground construction update
23 June, 2014
A number of water projects are currently under construction featuring extensive underground works. Carrieann Stocks provides an update of some of the major projects underway
Power list: who will infuence the hydropower sector in 2014?
25 March, 2014
Who will be helping to shape the hydropower industry in 2014? The editorial team at IWP&DC reveals a list of the people we think will have major influence on the market this year.