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...
Generators and Electrical Components

Our HYDRO+ Series of timely and informative programming on hydropower and dams is launching today. The HYDROVISION International event, in partnership with its media brand Hydro Review, is launched this platform after gathering insight from the global hydroelectric power community. Our world has changed more than we could have imagined, and now the need for...
HYDROVISION International

After gathering extensive insight from the global hydroelectric power community, HYDROVISION International, in partnership with its media brand Hydro Review, is launching a new platform to provide timely and informative programming year-round: the HYDRO+ Series. Our world has changed more than we could have imagined over the past few months, and one result is that...
Environmental

The Low Impact Hydropower Institute recently announced it had recertified the Ware River Project through its low-impact certification program. The certification term is from Aug. 24, 2019 to Aug. 23, 2024. The 1.87-MW Ware River Project, owned by Ware River Power Inc., consists of two dams and five turbine-generator units within a half mile of...
Technology and Equipment

By Melissa Stark The world is transitioning to a low-carbon future where renewable resources supply a larger portion of electricity. Many renewable resources, such as solar and wind, are variable in nature, raising questions over how to ensure grid stability. The issue of variability sets the stage for a revitalization of the world’s oldest and...
Jobs and People

The African Energy Chamber has become a signatory to the Equal by 30 Campaign, which calls for equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities for women in the clean energy sector by 2030. The chamber has been joined in this initiative by several partners, including Centurion Law Group, Tsavo Oilfield Services, Apex Industries, DMWA Resources,...