Dam Safety

Studio Pietrangeli recently signed a contract with Enel Green Power to design the rehabilitation of Pontecosi Dam, located in Tuscany, Italy. Pontecosi is a concrete gravity dam built about 100 years ago, in 1925, on the Serchio River. It is 33 m high and impounds Pontecosi Lake, with a capacity of about 3 million m3....
Business

As a consequence of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, POWERGEN International and DISTRIBUTECH International will be postponed to March 30-April 1, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. “This has been a difficult decision but the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, speakers, employees and the wider public is...
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...
Marine Energy

CorPower Ocean has secured equity funding of €9 million (US$10.6 million) to demonstrate what it says is the first commercial-scale wave energy converter (WEC) within its flagship HiWave-5 project and for the long-term development of supply and service capacity for commercial wave energy farms. The funding round was led by Midroc New Technology, with additional investment from...
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...
Business

Engineering firm INNOSEA has been awarded a European H2020 grant to undertake a research and development (R&D) project to support more efficient and cost-effective designs of floating solar PV plants. The project is led by EURAC European Academy of Bolzano in Italy and will be resourced by INNOSEA, with support from parent company LOC’s wider...
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,...
Environmental

The world’s first “shaft hydropower plant,” with the turbine concealed in a shaft in the river bed, is now operating in Germany. This plant was built on the Loisach River in Bavaria, in a nature reserve The new plant concept was developed at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), and scientists say it allows fish...
Pumped Storage Hydro

Drax Group’s 440-MW Cruachan Power Station, a hydroelectric pumped storage plant, has begun supplying critical system support services to keep Britain’s power system secure. As part of a six-year contract, one of the generating units at Cruachan is providing National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) with vital system support services, such as inertia, to keep...