Pumped Storage Hydro

Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) has engaged design and engineering firm SMEC to provide detailed engineering and project management services on the 500-MW Kundah Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project in India. State agency Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd. (TANGEDCO) is the project proponent and asset owner. The project, in the Nilgiris hills of...
Rehabilitation and Repair

The Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan has announced that the three-year project to modernize the Kadyrinskaya Hydropower Plant (Kadyrinskaya HPP-3) has been completed on time. The $27.6 million modernization project was conducted in partnership with Chinese hydropower enterprise Dongfang Electric International Corporation. Russian hydro technical design companies JSC Hydroproject, JSC Suvsanoatmash and JSC Uzbekgidroenergostroy also...
Small Hydro

The first of two units of the 7.2-MW Song Nhiem 4 hydro project in Vietnam has been connected to the grid, according to Dongfang Electric Corporation. The small hydro plant is located in Niem Tong Commune, Meo Vac District, Ha Giang Province. It is being developed by the Song Da Joint Stock Company 4. The...
Generators and Electrical Components

This article examines four alternatives used for core and winding repair when localized damage occurs due to a failure. It shows examples where some of these techniques were used, as well as the technical aspects of these repairs. By Mauro Uemori, Edson Alves and Michel Spiridon The most likely component of a hydroelectric plant to fail is the generator, according to a study...
Pumped Storage Hydro

On August 6, Hydro Review will be hosting a webcast that will address the future of pumped storage hydroelectric power globally. Pumped storage hydropower makes up the vast majority of all installed grid-scale energy storage capacity worldwide. This technology is ideally positioned to support the integration of intermittent renewables (wind and solar) into the electric...
New Development

Large-scale hydropower capacity additions in China, and elsewhere constructed by Chinese companies, will help offset the falling share of hydro globally between 2019 and 2030. According to data and analytics company GlobalData, the share of hydropower in several major countries is estimated to continue falling but most of the largest upcoming hydropower plants are either...
Controls and Automation

Maintaining cyber resilience across the ecosystem is a challenge for all organizations and a priority for critical infrastructure sectors such as electricity, highlights the World Economic Forum (WEF). The COVID-19 crisis has forced everyone to become heavily reliant on the internet and its digital economy. The WEF advises businesses to consider cyberattack from a business perspective,...