A consortium of ABB of Switzerland and Harbin Electric Machinery Co. Ltd. of China is supplying electro-mechanical equipment for rehabilitation and expansion of the 107-MW Machu Picchu hydroelectric project in Peru's Cusco Region to 206 MW.
India's NTPC Hydro Ltd. seeks bids for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of electro-mechanical equipment of the 171-MW Lata Tapovan hydroelectric project on the Alaknanda River in Uttarakhand State.
Alstom Hydro announced June 9, 2009, that its generating equipment contract for Ecuador’s 26.8-MW Ocana hydroelectric project is valued at nearly 9 million euros (US$12.6 million).
The Argentina-Paraguay joint operator Entidad Binacional Yacyreta invites applications for pre-qualification to supply a replacement generation control center for the 3,200-MW Yacyreta hydroelectric project.
Keeping generators on line during a power system disturbance requires coordination of generator protection with generator controls.
PEOPLE Tom Read, director TMI, dies Tom W. Read, founder and director of TMI & Associates of the United Kingdom, died November 26, 2008. He was 65. A mechanical engineer by training, Read worked internationally in the marketing of systems for temperature-controlled concrete for dam, powerhouse, and tunnel construction. ORGANIZATIONS International Renewable Energy Agency formed...
To reduce time needed to troubleshoot operational problems and to get units back on line quickly at seven of its eight hydro plants, Sacramento Municipal Utility District is converting to programmable logic controllers from hard-wired, relay-based logics.
The ABB power and automation technology group is performing a control system upgrade for five New Zealand hydroelectric projects totaling 501 MW that are operated by Genesis Energy.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announces the availability of Civil Works for Hydroelectric Facilities: Guidelines for Life Extension and Upgrade.
Verbund Austrian Hydro Power AG has awarded a contract to supply automation equipment for the 16-MW Werfen/Pfarrwerfen hydroelectric project being built on Austria's Salzach River.