Technology and Equipment

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. I’m a huge hydroelectric supporter and always disagree with the notion that U.S. hydropower potential is...
Research and Development

Celec, the state power corporation of Ecuador, has launched bidding to update its hydroelectric potential of medium- and large-scale projects (more than 25 MW). According to BNamericas, the work entails a review of 10 of 20 projects identified in 2018 for a combined 9 GW as part of a wider analysis of renewable energies to...
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...
New Development

Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO) has awarded Multiconsult consultancy contracts for the 222-MW Rumakali and 358-MW Ruhudji Hydropower and Transmission Lines projects in Tanzania. Multiconsult will undertake feasibility studies, prepare conceptual design and tender documents, and conduct environmental and social impact assessment studies for the two proposed hydropower projects and associated transmission lines. The...
New Development

Large-scale hydropower capacity additions in China, and elsewhere constructed by Chinese companies, will help offset the falling share of hydro globally between 2019 and 2030. According to data and analytics company GlobalData, the share of hydropower in several major countries is estimated to continue falling but most of the largest upcoming hydropower plants are either...
Small Hydro

Power producer Tembo Power is partnering with WK Construction to conduct detailed studies for the development phase of the 7.5-MW Dama and 12-MW Siguvyaye run-of-river hydropower projects located in Burundi. The agreement will also grant WK Construction the status of preferred engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, while its investment arm, WK Power, will retain...
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,...