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Taum Sauk project
Taum Sauk hydro project resumes operations after reservoir reconstruction
LESTERVILLE, Mo. -- The 440-MW Taum Sauk hydroelectric plant is generating electricity and fully functioning following AmerenUE's unveiling of a new US490 million, 1.5 billion gallon reservoir.
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Warsak Dam
Adding hydropower to non-hydro dams offers huge development potential
TULSA, Okla. -- Many hydropower developers are eyeing non-powered dams as an option for adding generation. In the U.S., only a small percentage of dams are used to generate electricity, leaving much potential in adding hydro generation to existing non-hydro dams. For more information, click here.
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Jim Crew
Featured video of the week
Video: An interview with Jim Crew, Alabama Power Company.
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AltaGas, BC Hydro sign purchase agreement for Forrest Kerr hydro project
CALGARY, Canada -- AltaGas Income Trust, through an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, signs a 60-year CPI indexed electricity purchase agreement with BC Hydro for its 195-MW Forrest Kerr run-of-river hydro project. For more information, click here.
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Enel, Simest to develop Palo Viejo hydro project in Guatemala
ROME, Italy -- Italy's Enel Green Power partners with Italian overseas business promotion company Simest to develop the 84-MW Palo Viejo hydro project in Guatemala. For more information, click here.
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Technology & Equipment
Waldeck 1 pumped-storage hydro plant in Germany begins operation
HEIDENHEIM, Germany -- The Waldeck 1 pumped-storage hydropower plant in Germany is officially inaugurated, Voith Hydro Inc. reports. Voith Hydro, together with the consortium partner for civil construction, Bilfinger Berger, developed the overall technical concept for the hydro plant.
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Wicket gate
Sticky Wickets: Replacing a sheared wicket gate
When a wicket gate stem on Unit 1 at Holyoke Gas & Electric’s 30-MW Hadley plant sheared in two in January 2007, the utility quickly commissioned design and fabrication of a replacement gate.
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In Focus
Poyry wins Limmern hydropower plant contract in Switzerland
VANTAA, Finland -- Finland's Poyry is awarded the HVAC design contract for the Limmern pumped-storage hydropower plant under construction in Switzerland. For more information, click here.
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Tech Briefs: Monitoring suspended solids during construction of Wuskwatim
Tech Briefs: Monitoring suspended solids during construction of Wuskwatim
A unique system of providing real-time measurements of total suspended solids (TSS) in lake and river water was developed at the construction site of the 200-MW Wuskwatim Generating Station.
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Hydro Alternative Energy signs letter of intent for hydro projects in Haiti
JUPITER, Fla. -- Florida-based Hydro Alternative Energy Inc. enters into a binding three-year letter of intent with Haiti's Groupe Financier de l'Union, S.A. for developing commercial hydrokinetic power projects in Haiti. For more information, click here.
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