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Hydro


Large and small hydropower, hydrokinetic, and ocean power projects and technologies

How to Examine Generators with Visual Inspection Robots

Inspecting generators has always been a time-consuming and expensive job, yet one that needs to be done at regular intervals. An impressive new visual inspection robot can save owners many…



Understanding Open-Channel Flow Equations for Hydro Applications

Chezy and Manning developed equations that are used to determine the average volumetric flowrate in open channels. This article explains a laboratory method that was developed and tested to further…


Renewables Could Drive Recovery in Latin America

Countries in Latin America did not feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic until several weeks after Europe and the U.S., but the impacts of the coronavirus when it arrived…


Award-Winning Hydropower Project Helps Electrify Ethiopia

The government of Ethiopia has set a goal of providing access to electricity to all its citizens by 2025. It still has a long way to go, but projects such…


Nine Dead in Hydropower Plant Blaze in India

A major fire at the Srisailam Left Bank Hydel Power Station in India’s Telegana state on August 20 killed nine people and seriously injured three others. There is now a…


5 Things You Didn’t Know About Hydropower

The National Hydropower Association designated Monday, August 24, 2020, National Hydropower Day in the U.S. In honor of the occasion, POWER is highlighting a variety of things many people may…