Technology update: Iowa company moves toward installation of in-line turbine-generator.

Technology update: Iowa company moves toward installation of in-line turbine-generator.

Final testing of the Amjet Turbine Systems (ATS) ATS-63 hydroelectric variable speed low-head in-line unit is scheduled to begin in January 2017. When completed, a 600-kW unit is scheduled to be installed in the spring or summer at Brainerd Dam on the Mississippi River in Minnesota. The cost for the project is not immediately available […]

Innovative combination of wind and water – Voith to deliver pump turbines for first combination of wind and pumped storage power plant.

Innovative combination of wind and water – Voith to deliver pump turbines for first combination of wind and pumped storage power plant.

First wind/pumped storage hybrid power plant in the world equipped with Voith Technology Milestone in energy Transition Strong Partner in turbine development The Naturstromspeicher Gaildorf is a natural energy storage plant combining a pumped storage hydro-electric power station with a wind farm. It uses the wind farms’ four towers and bases with a total capacity […]

Toshiba awarded turbine supply contract for China’s 278-MW Qian Wei hydroelectric plant.

Toshiba awarded turbine supply contract for China’s 278-MW Qian Wei hydroelectric plant.

Toshiba Hydro Power Co. Ltd. has been awarded a contract to supply five 55.6-MW bulb-type turbines for the 278-MW Qian Wei hydroelectric plant in Leshan, China. The project will be located in the Min River basin and is owned by the Sichuan Minjiang Port & Shipping & Electric Power Development Co. Ltd. Financials details of […]

BHEL receives contract for renovation of 360-MW Balimela hydroelectric plant in India.

BHEL receives contract for renovation of 360-MW Balimela hydroelectric plant in India.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has received a contract to renovate and modernize the 360-MW Balimela hydroelectric plant in India. The contract, awarded by the Odisha Hydro Power Corporation Limited, is worth about Rs297 crore (US$44.7 million). Balimela, on the Sileru River in Odisha State, was expanded by 150 MW in a second stage completed […]

Hydropower firm explores locks, dam.

Hydropower firm explores locks, dam.

A Boston hydropower company is moving closer to building a new facility at the Dashields Locks and Dam. Rye Development’s proposed project calls for the construction of a powerhouse and turbines capable of generating 25 megawatts of power at the existing locks and dam near Ambridge, along the Ohio River, according to Federal Energy Regulatory […]

Gilkes Energy commissions 2 more new hydro projects in the Scottish highlands.

Gilkes Energy commissions 2 more new hydro projects in the Scottish highlands.

Gilkes Energy is delighted to announce that two new hydro projects totalling 2.3MW have now been commissioned and started generating. Ben Glas Hydro is located just north of Loch Lomond, and is a 1.3MW, high head, low-flow project incorporating a twin intake, high pressure pipeline and twin-jet Pelton turbine. Leacann Hydro is located near the […]

US$7.2 million rehab completed at Old Lower Plant in Idaho.

US$7.2 million rehab completed at Old Lower Plant in Idaho.

The Old Lower Plant hydropower facility located on the Snake River in Idaho Falls, Idaho, is again generating power after being offline for the past five years during the completion of US$7.2 million in rehabilitation and upgrades. The total installed capacity is not immediately available. But, according to the plant’s owner and operator, Idaho Falls […]

BHEL to rehab 180-MW Baira Siul hydropower plant in India for US$19.9 million.

BHEL to rehab 180-MW Baira Siul hydropower plant in India for US$19.9 million.

On Sept. 9, India’s National Hydroelectric Power Corp. (NHPC) announced it has signed an agreement with New Delhi-based Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL), also state-owned, to rehabilitate and upgrade the 180-MW Baira Siul hydropower station in Himachal Pradesh, India. NHPC said the contract award is Rs 132.74 crore (US$19.9 million). According to NHPC, the Baira […]

Energy Minister tells officials to conclude PDA : Upper Trishuli-1 hydroelectric project.

Energy Minister tells officials to conclude PDA : Upper Trishuli-1 hydroelectric project.

Energy Minister Janardan Sharma has asked ministry officials to conclude the Project Development Agreement (PDA) with Nepal Water and Energy Development Company (NWEDC) for the development of 216MW Upper Trishuli-1 Hydroelectric Project. “I will try my best to conclude the PDA with NWEDC as soon as possible,” said Sharma at an event on “Foreign Direct […]

Reclamation grants contract for upgrades to 314-MW John W. Keys III Pump Generating Plant.

Reclamation grants contract for upgrades to 314-MW John W. Keys III Pump Generating Plant.

The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a US$19 million contract to American Hydro to replace and update two units at the 314-MW John W. Keys III Pump Generating Plant. This facility, on the Columbia River in Washington, is part of the 6,809-MW Grand Coulee Dam Power Complex that provides flood control, […]