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,...
Rehabilitation and Repair

ENEE, the state power company in Honduras, says the potential environmental and social impact of the planned US$37 million overhaul of the 300-MW Francisco Morazán hydro complex (also called El Cajon) would be low to moderate. ENEE just released the project’s environmental and social evaluation and environmental management plan, according to BNamericas. Francisco Morazán is on the...
HYDROVISION International

By Elizabeth Ingram  With more than 3,000 hydropower professionals from around the world gathered in one place at the same time, HYDROVISION International provides the perfect opportunity to give attendees access to a wide array of what we call co-located events. These activities offer additional valuable learning and networking opportunities beyond the traditional summit (conference) sessions...
Controls and Automation

Valmet will supply a central control and data collection system to operate PVO-Vesivoima’s hydro power plants in the Iijoki, Kemijoki and Kokemäenjoki rivers in Finland. PVO-Vesivoima Oy produces electricity with its hydropower plants in the Iijoki, Kemijoki and Kokemäenjoki rivers. The total annual energy production output of the company is about 1.7 TWh. Valmet’s delivery...
Government and Policy News

U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week that prohibits bulk power system equipment from foreign companies because his administration believes it could put the U.S. electricity system at risk. The Executive Order on Securing the United States Bulk Power System authorizes Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to prohibit federal agencies and U.S. entities...
Rehabilitation and Repair

Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) has received an order to rehabilitate two 14-MW hydro turbines and a control system from Toyota Tsusho Corporation, the main contractor rehabilitating the 28-MW Sedawgyi Hydropower Plant in Myanmar. Sedawgyi began operating in 1989 100 km northeast of Mandalay, and Toshiba supplied the original turbines. The plant...
Controls and Automation

Emerson has completed the purchase of American Governor Company, which provides technologies and services for hydroelectric turbine controls. Emerson says the acquisition strengthens its hydropower capabilities, enhancing its ability to help utilities deliver reliable power generation through renewable energy and be highly responsive to the dynamic needs of the electric grid. American Governor’s expertise spans...
Controls and Automation

During the COVID-19, aka the coronavirus, pandemic, we have heard daily the importance of good hygiene. Maintain physical distance, avoid unnecessary crowds, and above all else wash your hands. These acts of proper hygiene are meant to keep us safe as the virus continues to take its somewhat unpredictable course. Likewise, another important action we...