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...
Controls and Automation

With more and more devices becoming connected, it is critical that the hydroelectric power industry understand the best practices and critical steps necessary to protect their ability to produce electricity. By Max Wandera The hydroelectric power industry is balancing the benefits that come from integrating connected technologies with the inherent cybersecurity risks associated with additional...
Dam Safety

The low bid to build a secondary embankment on the Yakima County side of Priest Rapids Dam came in at $33.4 million, almost $13 million less than the engineer’s estimate, reports Managing Director of Power Production Ty Ehrman. The low bidder was IMCO Construction of Ferndale, Wash. Commissioners are expected to vote on awarding the...