Rehabilitation and Repair

The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation is conducting rehabilitation of components of the turbines and generators at its 2,078-MW Hoover powerplant. The Hoover hydropower plant is on the Colorado River between Nevada and Arizona in the U.S. The powerhouse contains 17 turbine-generator units. According to data published on FedBizOpps.gov, Reclamation wants to repair/remanufacture,...
Business

The 24-MW Miljacka hydroelectric project in Croatia has operated continuously since 1906, originally to provide electricity for a carbide factory. For its historic significance, Miljacka was inducted into the Hydro Hall of Fame in 2018. By Marijo Kraljevic The hydropower plant now called Miljacka (formerly named Manojlovac until the 1990s, after the waterfall at which...
Dam Safety

As part of a statewide effort in California to reduce seismic and hydrologic risk to State Water Project facilities, the California Department of Water Resources’ Castaic Dam Modernization Program begins this week with an assessment of a stream release structure. DWR will assess the integrity of a 60-foot-wide rectangular concrete chute used to pass natural...
New Development

Entidad Binacional Yacyreta (EBY) announces it has signed two contracts related to work on the 3.2-GW Yacyreta hydro project on the Parana River between Argentina and Paraguay. One is the electromechanical equipment supply contract for the 270-MW Aña Cua powerhouse with Voith Hydro Ltda. The total amount of the contract is US$99,689,577.84. The work includes...
Rehabilitation and Repair

Peru’s energy and mines ministry has granted Nueva Esperanza Hydro the definitive concession for increasing capacity at a hydroelectric complex in Peru’s southeast Puno region. According to BNamericas, the company submitted the concession request for 102.1-MW Anto Ruiz III and 103.8-MW Anto Ruiz IV in March 2018. The proposal will increase capacity of Anto Ruiz...
Rehabilitation and Repair

A planned trip to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to attend the WaterPower Canada conference became much more, thanks to an invitation from David Murray, chief operating officer of Hydro-Quebec and president of Hydro-Quebec Production. Murray was a keynote speaker at HydroVision International 2019. While he was in Portland, Ore., last July, he extended to me the...