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Hydro Review: Balancing a Generator with Magnetic Unbalance due to an Uneven Air Gap

Uneven air gap in hydro generators can cause high vibrations, due to magnetic unbalance. To alleviate the vibration levels, the air gap needs to be adjusted, which requires a major forced outage. Depending on...

CELEC carries out sediment studies at 65-MW Manduriacu hydroelectric reservoir

Corporación Eléctrica del Ecuador (CELEC EP) carried out a second study earlier this month on the location of sediment in the reservoir of the 65-MW Manduriacu hydroelectric plant reservoir to determine the volume of evacuated...
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U.S. Department of Energy announces Groundbreaking Hydro Prize winners

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) has announced two winners of the Groundbreaking Hydro Prize, which challenged innovators to come up with new solutions to support hydropower project development...

Summer water supply conditions could lower hydro generation in U.S. Pacific Northwest

Electricity generated from hydropower in the U.S. Pacific Northwest this summer is forecast to decrease, due to a forecast of near-to-below normal water supply across the region, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. On...

Access four Waterpower Hydro Basics courses online during April HYDRO+

This month’s special three-day HYDRO+ series, Around the World with Hydro, also offers a valuable training opportunity for folks who are new to hydropower or need to get up to speed quickly. On April 20...
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Energy jobs are key to economic recovery from the pandemic

Energy workers are paid more, their jobs came back more quickly, and they have greater growth opportunities than almost any other sector.

Akuo acquires five small hydroelectric plants in Bulgaria

Akuo, an independent renewable energy power producer and developer, announces that it has completed the acquisition of five small hydroelectric plants in Bulgaria with total installed capacity of 15.5 MW. Akuo purchased the plants, on...

Avista Utilities’ 2021 electric IRP includes upgrades to existing hydropower

Avista Utilities, an operating division of Avista Corp., plans to reduce carbon-emitting resources from its portfolio in alignment with the company’s clean electricity goal announced in 2019. In its 2021 Electric Integrated Resource Plan (IRP)...

Webcast: Digital transformation of hydro reliability programs

On May 5, Hydro Review will be hosting a webcast that will increase attendees’ understanding of the four phases of a digital transformation journey as it relates to hydro turbine reliability and condition monitoring...

Corps to use laser, acoustic device to deter birds and protect salmon at 980-MW...

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District says it will resume use of bird-deterring lasers and will be testing a long-range acoustic device (LRAD) to prevent birds from preying on endangered juvenile...