IEEE releases new hydroelectric plant rehabilitation standard

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The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) has released a new standard, IEEE 1147-2021 – IEEE Guide for the Rehabilitation of Hydroelectric Power Plants.

According to IEEE, this guide is intended to assist hydroelectric power plant owners, operators and designers in the economic (feasibility) and technical evaluation (electrical aspects) of existing hydroelectric installations for rehabilitation. It addresses conventional hydropower. Portions of this guide are relevant to pumped storage, but the unique features of pumped storage are not covered. Feasibility study results may indicate redevelopment of the site. Redevelopment will not be treated in detail in this guide. This guide covers all generating equipment up to and including the main transformer and typical auxiliary equipment.

The sponsor committee for the guide was PE/EDPG – Energy Development & Power Generation. The working group was HPS – WG 1147 – HPS – Rehabilitation of Hydroelectric Power Plants Working Group, chaired by Randall Groves.

IEEE SA is a consensus-building organization that nurtures, develops and advances global technologies, through IEEE. IEEE says it is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe.

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  • Elizabeth Ingram is content director for the Hydro Review website and HYDROVISION International. She has more than 17 years of experience with the hydroelectric power industry. Follow her on Twitter @ElizabethIngra4 .

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Elizabeth Ingram is content director for the Hydro Review website and HYDROVISION International. She has more than 17 years of experience with the hydroelectric power industry. Follow her on Twitter @ElizabethIngra4 .

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