Research and Development

Wind and hydro have been secured for flexibility in a first of its type contract by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN). The contract covers 5.9MW of flexibility from four sites, one of wind and three of hydropower on the Isle of Skye to support the Scottish network operator’s system. This is the first contract...
Rehabilitation and Repair

American Hydro, part of Wärtsilä Corporation, has been awarded a contract to perform rehabilitation services and complete the upgrade and refurbishment of the Unit 5 and 15 turbines at Ameren’s 142-MW Keokuk Hydroelectric plant in Iowa, U.S. American Hydro designed, manufactured and delivered new 200-inch, 120,000-pound Francis-type runners for these units under a previous contract....
Controls and Automation

Several exciting speakers and sessions have been added to the lineup for next month’s HYDROVISION Exchange virtual event. HYDROVISION International and Hydro Review are hosting this completely virtual experience on November 16-19, 2020. The HYDROVISION Exchange will kick off with a powerful keynote address — featuring Bonneville Power Administration Interim Administrator and Chief Executive Officer...
Controls and Automation

Oslo-headquartered Statkraft has selected ABB to ensure the efficiency and reliability of its hydropower operations in northern Norway. ABB will modernize automation, control and power solutions at Statkraft’s Straumsmoand Innset hydropower plants. Both projects will leverage ABB’s distributed control platform ABB Ability System 800xA, which centralizes process control, power management, electrical, and safety within a...
Small Hydro

The City of Hillsboro, Energy Trust of Oregon, Portland General Electric (PGE) and InPipe Energy jointly announced the completion of the Hillsboro In-Pipe Hydroelectric Project – the first renewable energy project featuring the In-PRV system. In-PRV is a smart water and micro-hydro system that generates electricity by harvesting excess pressure from a city water pipeline,...
Research and Development

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) has announced a Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance (NOTA) for Improving Hydropower’s Value Through Informed Decision-Making. This opportunity will provide hydropower decision makers — such as utilities and system operators — with national lab expertise and capabilities to address current challenges and capture new opportunities for...
New Development

Flovel announced it had commissioned the 29.9-MW Pa Hu hydropower project in Yen Bai Province, Vietnam, in early October. The run-of-river project, in Nam Cuom Commune, has a rated had of 231.48 m. After completing the reliability test procedures, the project has been handed over to the (unnamed) customer for commercial operation, according to a...
Technology and Equipment

Clarion Events’ leading energy events and media join forces The Digital Energy Festival for Africa kicks off on 20 October when four of Clarion Events’ leading energy brands join forces with an unprecedented six-week tour de force of quality content and engagement from one point of entry, making it the largest ever energy event for...
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...