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Hydro


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

Water-Lubricated Bearings Offer Benefits for Hydropower Plants

Significant operating and economic benefits can be realized by replacing a poorly functioning or damaged oil-lubricated turbine guide bearing with a water-lubricated design (Figure 1), as part of a well-planned…


ELECTRIC POWER Conference Postponed

The world has become a very different place over the past few months with the outbreak of a new coronavirus—COVID-19. The virus has forced travel bans and literal lockdowns in…


Hydropower: Meeting Growing Needs with Improved Reliability and Efficiency

Hydropower delivers a range of benefits to society and the environment. However, there are two major challenges that face hydroelectric power plant operators—efficient use of water and high availability. To…


New Lockout-Tagout Program Improves Safety

As one of the U.S.’s premier energy companies, Southern Company is committed to providing a safe work environment for employees. It regularly implements best-in-class safety procedures to ensure compliance with…


Albania Seeks Investment to Support Existing Hydropower

Albania, a country of about 2.9 million people, is a net importer of electricity, and power supply security is a major challenge for the country, which is situated north of…


The Year Wind Surpassed Hydro as the Top Renewable in the U.S.

Annual wind power generation exceeded hydroelectric generation for the first time in 2019, according to data published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Feb. 26, making wind the…