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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

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.

Large hydro underway in India
20 May, 2011
IWP&DC provides brief details of the ten largest hydropower projects currently under development in India

Sudanese development
20 September, 2010
The development of hydropower resources in Sudan will help meet increasing energy demands. New hydro plants, both large and small, will play their role along with untapped power potential at existing structures

Canedo hydro plant – an award-winning design
04 January, 2010
The Canedo hydro power project in Portugal was named the winner of IWP&DC’s first Small Hydro Award in October 2009. Here you’ll find an in-depth description of this impressive project and discover why readers felt it deserved to be named the winning project

Redeveloping Aberfeldie
21 July, 2009
Michael J Robertson of consulting engineers Knight Piésold discusses the technical aspects of a project to redevelop BC Hydro’s Aberfeldie hydroelectric project, including the optimization exercise, geotechnical investigations, hydraulic model studies of possible sediment excluders, removal of the old components and replacement with new

Hydro power in Ethiopia - the staged construction of Tekeze Arch Dam
11 May, 2009
Upon completion at the end of February 2009, the Tekeze Concrete Arch Dam in Ethiopia became the highest dam on the African Continent. Here James R Stevenson and Mihret Debebe provide further details of the staged construction and filling sequence for the dam, while summarizing and updating the status of the power projects currently underway in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia by the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation

Conflict and cooperation in South America
08 May, 2009
Despite widespread cross-border problems, South America has more than its fair share of major bilateral hydro schemes. Itaipu remains one of the region’s largest hydro ventures, but what other schemes are on the cards? Neil Ford reports

Working in partnership
17 March, 2009
The 23.6MW Umbata Falls run-of-river hydroelectric plant on the White River in Ontario, Canada, has been developed through a partnership with Innergex and the Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation. Renaud de Batz gives more details

Glendoe nears completion
23 September, 2008
As construction nears completion on the 100MW Glendoe project in the Scottish Highlands, IWP&DC spoke to Hochtief, the project’s main contractor, to discover more about the network of tunnels that form an integral part of this scheme

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

Analysing Pelton distributors
14 February, 2007
S Lais, R Angehrn and J Sugg present a finite element analysis of the Pelton distributor at Kopswerk II pumped storage plant, from shell model to a solid 3D model with concrete

Tidal turbine development
09 January, 2007
Several important aspects of the development of bulb-type turbine generator-units for Sihwa Tidal, the world's largest tidal power plant, are described in this paper. Although the units' layout is based on that of conventional run-of-river plants, their installation in a maritime environment adds substantial complexity in terms of corrosion protection to the project

Tunnelling at Tsankov Kamak
18 July, 2006
Four tunnels were excavated as part of the Tsankov Kamak hydro power plant in Bulgaria

Developing Nepal
18 July, 2006
The Middle Marsyangdi run-of-river plant is being developed in Nepal to help take advantage of the country’s immense hydroelectric potential, writes Ernst Schmid

Pumped storage works with wind
21 October, 2005
Mirjam Sick and Alexander Schwab discuss how pumped storage can be used as an integrator of wind energy in the electrical grid

Simulation software
25 July, 2005
Computational fluid dynamics software is being used by researchers to accurately simulate the position and pressure fluctuations of a draft tube rope in a hydro plant

Fast track to success for San Francisco project
30 June, 2005
The US$302M San Francisco hydroelectric project is currently being constructed in Ecuador to relieve the country’s present power deficit. The 230MW project is located entirely underground and includes the construction of a number of large caverns and a 9km long hard rock TBM drive. Amanda Foley recently visited the project site

Tapping into Africa's hydro potential
17 March, 2005
Africa represents a vast region of potential hydro power, and although there are certain obstacles, the continent’s hydro presence is on the increase

Change of speed - variable units investigated
16 March, 2005
Variable speed units for pumped storage power plants are becoming a state-of-the-art technology for optimised efficiency in turbine mode and a wide range of power control in the pump mode. K Scherer reports on aspects and challenges for the design of the motor-generators, using Goldisthal pumped storage plant in Germany as an example

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