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Mass storage at Tianhuangping
21 September, 2006
The award-winning Tianhuangping pumped storage power plant plays a key role in east China’s power grid. Here, Zhang Weimin and Zhang Chunsheng provide a detailed description of the 1800MW scheme

Hydro education
28 June, 2006
With the increasing growth of the hydro power industry throughout the world, the need for educated and skilled personnel in this field is on the rise. Vinit Parida and Michel Cervantes report on a study undertaken by Luleå University of Technology which demonstrates the importance of higher education in hydro

01 June, 2006
Norway, on the west coast of Europe, has a total area of 324,220km2 with a population of 4.6M (July 2005 estimation, CIA Facts). Total electricity consumption has decreased from 120,925GWh in 2002 to 115,157GWh in 2003. According to IEA energy Statistics, total production during 2002 was 130,604GWh, which included 257GWh from coal, 16GWh from oil, 198GWh from gas, 213GWh from biomass, 154GWh from waste, 39GWh from other sources and 129,727GWh from hydro.

31 May, 2006
The very geography of Canada has led to the Canadian energy industry’s expertise in the generation and transmission of electricity, in particular hydroelectric power. The paradox of Canada’s vast geography is that it poses an energy supply problem to the 32 million people scattered over 10Mkm2, while at the same time offering a solution to the energy demands of its inhabitants. One of the least densely populated countries in the world, with a rigorous climate and large distances between population centres, Canada has been graced with water, whether falling or running or still water, and thus water-based power ready to meet Canada’s relatively high per capita energy use.

Call for papers
22 May, 2006
A call for papers has been issued for the 2007 Hydro Sri Lanka conference.

Promoting sustainable development
16 March, 2006
The UNEP Dams and Development project was set up to promote dialogue about the role dams play and the problems they cause

Increasing efficiency
15 March, 2006
Efficiency measurements of a Kaplan turbine model with a variable straight diffuser angle have been performed for angles varying from 5° to 19° at the laboratory of Vattenfall, Älvkarleby in Sweden. Michel Cervantes and Sebastian Videhult report that the results indicate a significant efficiency gain compared to conventional design for normalised discharge above 85%, up to 0.6%

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