HYDROVISION International

By Elizabeth Ingram First and foremost, HYDROVISION International offers unparalleled educational opportunities for hydro industry professionals from around the world. But, HYDROVISION International is also the best opportunity to meet face to face with others who share your interests, to exchange information and make connections. To foster this, we offer a whole host of networking activities that give...
Environmental

The Low Impact Hydropower Institute recently announced it had awarded low-impact certification status to one hydroelectric facility and recertified a second one: Hanover Pond Dam Project certified, from August 12, 2019, through August 11, 2024 Hoosic River Project recertified, from July 9, 2019, through July 8, 2024 The 220-kW Hanover Pond Dam project is on...
Environmental

From 2022 onwards, none of the Voith locations around the world will leave a carbon footprint, the company announces. With a view to implementing carbon neutrality quickly, Voith is switching to purchasing carbon-neutral electricity in the near future and offsetting unavoidable carbon emissions with compensation measures. According to a press release, Voith already purchases just...
Turbines and Mechanical Components

A major new energy innovation project to demonstrate how smart hydropower technologies can deliver a low-carbon, reliable and resilient power system was launched at the United Nations climate change conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain. The €18 million initiative was announced by the European Commission and a consortium of 19 partners, including the International Hydropower Association....
Small Hydro

Ecuador’s Pichincha provincial government is looking to dust off four small hydroelectric projects, which would help cover local demand as national authorities advance larger plants that are primed for potential export. According to BNamericas, the projects are 30-MW El Salto, 20-MW Magdalena, 10-MW Palmira-Nanegal and 9-MW Maravilla. They are part of provincial energy company Hidroequinoccio’s...
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,...