Rehabilitation and Repair

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CFE investing $1 billion to modernize 14 hydroelectric plants

Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) in Mexico will allocate $1 billion for the modernization of 14 hydroelectric plants. According to BNamericas, the project was announced during the 44th regular session of the CFE Board of...
Roxburgh hydro

Contact Energy awards contract to upgrade 320-MW Roxburgh hydro in New Zealand

Contact Energy has selected Voith Hydro to upgrade its 320-MW Roxburgh hydro plant on the Clutha River in New Zealand. Contact is looking to increase its output using the same water flow by replacing...
Wivenhoe pumped storage

Major overhaul planned for 570-MW Wivenhoe Pumped Storage in Queensland

Queensland’s largest hydropower station, the 570-MW Wivenhoe Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Station, will undergo a $14 million overhaul to ensure it continues to produce cleaner, cheaper energy for years to come. Major maintenance works will...
Afobaka hydro

Suriname studying possible modernization of 189-MW Afobaka hydro

Suriname’s state oil company Staatsolie is conducting studies for the possible modernization of the 189-MW Afobaka hydropower facility, which was built in the 1960s. According to Bnamericas, information from the NOC reveals that the overhaul...
HYDROVISION International

How industry experts guide the content presented at HYDROVISION International

To ensure the information we deliver at HYDROVISION International is the latest and greatest, we rely on contributions from folks who are immersed in waterpower and dams every day. Eleven experts from across the...
HYDRO+ digitalization

June HYDRO+ offers hydropower digitalization case studies

Digitalization is an important frontier for hydropower, and our June session in our ongoing HYDRO+ free monthly virtual training program will feature case studies and insights from several experts. Hydro Review and HYDROVISION International are...
Draft tube model

Hydro Review: Life Extension and Savings through Field Testing and Engineering Analysis of a...

Draft tubes in hydropower plants are subjected to vibration and cracking problems. The authors provide guidance on the identification and management of vibration-related issues. By Archana Chinthapalli, David Wanner and Carlos Calderaro In a vertical Francis...
ROV inspection

GE Renewable Energy unveils hydropower turbine condition assessment solution

GE Renewable Energy has unveiled its new solution to perform underwater hydropower turbine inspection, based on remotely operated vehicles (ROV) equipped with sensors and cameras. According to a press release, GE’s Hydro Solutions’ underwater robotized...
Rock Island hydro

Chelan PUD, GE team up for modernization of 624-MW Rock Island hydroelectric

Chelan PUD and GE Renewable Energy have reached an agreement to modernize Powerhouse II at the 624-MW Rock Island hydroelectric project. The 42-year-old turbines will be rebuilt one by one starting in 2022, with expected...
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IRENA members commit to advance the global hydropower fleet

Members of the International Renewable Energy Agency and private sector representatives are joining forces to modernize and refurbish the existing hydropower fleet around the globe. This is one of the results of the third...