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RusHydro’s largest hydro plant increases available capacity
RusHydro’s Sayano-Shushenskaya project – the utility’s largest hydroelectric power plant – has increased its maximum capacity output by 250MW to 5100MW.
Boguchanskaya reservoir filled to design level, Russia
Russian energy giant RusHydro has confirmed that the reservoir of the Boguchanskaya hydropower plant has been filled to its design level of 208m asl, allowing the plant to reach its...
Eaton wins contract on Vermont hydro upgrade
Power management company Eaton is to update the power and control systems at Green Mountain Power’s (GMP) Proctor, Vermont hydroelectric facility, as part of a wider modernization...
Indian PM dedicates new hydro projects
India’s Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has officially dedicated two new hydropower projects with a total capacity of 89MW developed by the National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC)...
SMUD gets new FERC licence for hydro project
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) in the US has received a new 50-year licence from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to operate its 688MW Upper...
5.85GW Nuozhadu project fully operational in China
The 5.85GW Nuozhadu hydroelectric project on China’s Mekong River has entered full operation, developer Huaneng Group has announced.
Work continuing on Wanapum Dam spillway
Grant County PUD has said work is continuing around the clock on the 800ft (243.8m) long Wanapum Dam spillway in Washington State, US, to prepare for final reinforcing repairs, with...
Wanapum dam repairs estimated at $61 million
Costs to repair the fracture found at Wanapum dam spillway in Washington, US, have been estimated at $61 million, Grant County PUD has announced.
Voith fish-friendly turbines operating at Holtwood project
Equipment supplied by Voith Hydro is helping to enhance downstream fish passage at the recently completed expansion of the Holtwood hydroelectric project in Pennsylvania, US.
Kemijoki Oy outsources hydro operations and maintenance
Kemijoki Oy has signed an agreement to outsource operations and maintenance of 16 hydropower plants in Finland to Caverion.
118MW hydro project starts operation in Panama
GDF Suez has announced it has started full commercial operation of the last unit of the Dos Mares hydro plant, a 118MW run-of-the river plant consisting of three power plants –...
The contract awards section of IWP&DC’s Yearbook provides vital information for industry members. It not only gives companies the chance to inform readers of their progress, but...
Revised Columbia river BiOp released
Stakeholders in the Pacific Northwest federal hydro power system have until next month to comment on a new 10-year operation plan released by US agencies.
GE announces Scandinavian contracts
GE Energy is to supply equipment for an uprating project at Sweden’s Messaure hydro power plant to increase its capacity and efficiency.
Brazilian O&M contract awarded to Alstom
Alstom is to provide operation and maintenance services to Votorantim Energia’s 160MW Pedra do Cavalo hydro power plant in Brazil.
Third unit of Indira Sagar synchronised
Narmada Hydro Electric Development Corporation (NHDC), a joint venture of the National Hydro Electric Power Corporation and Madhya Pradesh government, has synchronised the Indira...
Riksheimdal connected to the grid
Less than one year after construction and installation works began at Norway’s Riksheimdal hydro project, the plant, located on the Riksheim river, has been connected to the grid.
Flow metering by end-depth method in elliptic channels
Volume XII Issue 1
RCC seminar announced
An international seminar and study tour on Roller-Compacted Concrete Dams (RCC 2004) is scheduled for 13-18 September 2004 in Atlanta, US.