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Quebec government authorizes hydropower interconnection to U.S.

The Quebec government has authorized the Appalaches-Maine interconnection project, which will connect to the New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) transmission line and bring hydropower into the northeastern U.S. This authorization concludes an environmental assessment...
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Heat treatment specialist Bodycote targets ocean energy after CorPower deal

Bodycote, a provider of heat treatments and thermal processing services, says it is targeting the marine renewables sector after securing work with wave energy company CorPower Ocean. The UK-headquartered firm -- which works in automotive,...

A look at where hydro fits in Ecuador president-elect’s energy roadmap

Energy policy in Ecuador is expected to maintain its current course under the administration of president-elect Guillermo Lasso, who is scheduled to begin his four-year term on May 24. According to BNamericas, Ecuador’s energy sector...

ORPC, European partners to create new generation of marine energy turbines

ORPC Inc. and its subsidiary ORPC Ireland are partnering with a European consortium to create a new generation of marine renewable energy turbines that increase reliability and performance while reducing manufacturing costs. The ORPC team...

Aitken Spence buys Waltrim Energy Limited, owner of three small hydro projects

Aitken Spence PLC in Sri Lanka has acquired three small hydro projects through its purchase of Waltrim Energy Limited, a subsidiary of Sunshine Holdings PLC, for LKR900 million (US$4.5 million). The three projects supply electricity...

Hitachi ABB Power Grids to modernize 1.2-GW Geheyan hydropower plant in China

Chinese utility Hubei Qingjiang Hydropower Development Company has selected technology firm Hitachi ABB Power Grids to modernize its 1.2-GW Geheyan hydropower plant in central China. Upgrades will include the installation of gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) and...

Two Knowledge Hubs planned for HYDROVISION International 2021

Building on the success of the Knowledge Hubs offered in 2019, the HYDROVISION International 2021 event also will feature two Knowledge Hubs. Knowledge Hubs are locations in the exhibit hall that offer educational sessions free...

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...