Jobs and People

Southern Company announced that Chris Womack, executive vice president and president of external affairs, has been elected by the Georgia Power Board of Directors to succeed Paul Bowers as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Georgia Power. Bowers’ retirement is scheduled to coincide with the Vogtle Unit 3 fuel load, which is expected in...
Marine Energy

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, announced it has joined forces with the Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) to develop a large-scale tidal energy site off the Isle of Wight, England. This site will be eligible to bid into future UK Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocation rounds, according to a press release....
Marine Energy

ORPC reports that its RivGen device has been in operation for 10 months, sending power to the Igiugig, Alaska, community grid. ORPC recently concluded summer inspection and maintenance of the device, re-deployed it and resumed. The project has achieved over 7 million revolutions of the turbine and surpassed over 8 MWh of power produced during...
Jobs and People

The Bureau of Reclamation has selected Richard LaFond, P.E., as the director of its Technical Service Center. The center is located in Denver, Colo., and provides innovative solutions to water and power resource issues. LaFond will be responsible for leading the organization and coordinating Reclamation’s technical capabilities. “Dick has almost 40 years of experience as...
Business

Energy Cast is a podcast featuring some of the top experts across all links in the energy industry chain, including hydropower, renewables, generation and more! Jay Dauenhauer created the show and has been hosting Energy Cast for several years. Hurricanes, storms, blackouts. These are typical challenges for electric utilities. Although the COVID-19 pandemic is a...
Jobs and People

Forbes released its third annual ranking of the best employers for women in the U.S., and six utilities with hydropower in their portfolios were named: Consumers Energy, Duke Energy, Exelon, National Grid USA, Dominion Energy and American Electric Power. Companies have made considerable progress in their quest for gender parity over the years, Forbes said,...
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...