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Support for certification
11 November, 2021
Leading hydropower companies and international organisations have declared their support for a new sustainability certification scheme for hydropower

Advances in hydropower tech can support renewable power system security
21 September, 2021
Innovative hydropower technologies can be a solution to growing demands for flexibility and reliability in renewable energy systems. Report by the International Hydropower Association

XFLEX HYDRO flexible technologies decision-tools under development
08 September, 2020
New tools to assist hydropower plant owners to make decisions about investing in technologies for enhanced operational flexibility are being developed by the XFLEX HYDRO project

Hydropower embraces digitalisation
27 March, 2020
Digitalisation has become one of the buzz words to take on greater significance in recent years, but just how is the hydro industry embracing this revolutionary concept?

Harnessing the power of digitalization
18 March, 2020
Enhanced digital controls can help improve the performance of hydropower plants and equipment by reducing costs and optimising asset management, with a number of systems available on the market for both new and refurbished projects

Asian activities
07 September, 2019
IWP&DC spoke to Brian Selby of GE and Ajay Sharma of Entura to talk about their involvement in projects across Asia

Digital transformation
16 April, 2018
GE Renewable Energy is to support the digitization of EDP’s hydropower fleet in Spain and Portugal as part of a wider deal that covers the operations and maintenance of all EDP’s energy production assets. Robin Goodman and Pierre Marx of GE provide more details on the services to be offered.

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.

A large undertaking
05 December, 2016
IWP&DC provides an update on construction work being carried out or recently completed at selected large dam projects across the globe

Big in Africa
17 May, 2016
Details on 10 of the largest hydropower projects in Africa, from ageing projects through to those still in development stage. Listed in alphabetical order.

Spins and turns in the turbine and generator market
15 August, 2014
Prospects look healthy for the hydro turbine and generator sector. Report by Patrick Reynolds

Latin challenges
14 October, 2013
Hydro tunnellers have been facing and overcoming a range of geological challenges in Panama and Peru, reports Patrick Reynolds.

Converting to pumped storage
13 February, 2012
Power Conversion company Converteam has a wealth of experience in the pumped storage industry. Here the company discusses its latest contract award in China, plus the importance of static frequency converters

Storming ahead
02 March, 2010
Rainpower has developed its own Francis turbines using a parametric approach and is further expanding the range while also preparing to launch new Pelton designs. Report by Patrick Reynolds

Bearing up under tight deadlines
24 July, 2009
During refurbishment work at the UHE Salto Osorio hydroelectric plant, custom-made bearings were delivered to extremely tight deadlines to minimize downtime at the Brazilian project

Rainpower's hydro heritage
23 September, 2008
Newly formed company Rainpower has a wealth of hydro experience to its name. David Harwood explains what the company’s plans are for the future

Research on optimum sediment exclusion
19 August, 2008
Sediment exclusion is a major concern when designing and operating high head run-of-river hydro plants on sediment-loaded rivers. However, Meg B Bishwakarma suggests that guidelines for optimum sediment exclusion (OSE) have not been well developed to date, and suggests that more research is needed to investigate the causes and mitigation of sediment induced impacts

Corridor of power - Plutonic Power's 'green' plan
08 July, 2008
To help reduce British Columbia’s reliance on imported energy, Canadian company Plutonic Power is developing a Green Power Corridor. Forty run-of-river sites are to be fully developed by 2018

Developments for on-line monitoring of rotors and stator windings
30 April, 2008
Monitoring the operation of hydrogenerators to determine maintenance requirements is not easy, but three developments are showing particular promise for the industry

GEHI to reach from Brazil
29 February, 2008
GE Energy is moving its hydro base and hydraulic laboratories to Brazil in an expansion of its joint venture with Inepar



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