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Award-Winning Hydropower Project Helps Electrify Ethiopia
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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…


5 Things You Didn’t Know About Hydropower
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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…


Rains Complicate Ethiopian Hydro Dam Dispute

Ethiopia says it had reached a “major common understanding” with Egypt and Sudan related to the first filling and annual operation of the 6.4-GW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), paving…


Solar Power Is Cheap and Getting Cheaper [PODCAST]
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In many locations, solar power is already the lowest-cost renewable energy alternative available. Some of the advantage stems from advancements made in manufacturing processes and economies of scale that solar…


Water-Lubricated Bearings Offer Benefits for Hydropower Plants
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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…