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Understanding Hydro Turbine Draft Tubes and Their Importance

Significant engineering goes into every hydropower facility. Among the items that require detailed design work are draft tubes, which are basically conical diffusers installed at the outlet of turbine runners.…


All Fuels Are Important, but Thermal Power Generation Is Still Number 1

COMMENTARY Throughout my career—and also POWER magazine’s long history—thermal power generation has been the greatest source of dispatchable electricity generation. In my view, policymakers have run a very good and…


U.S. House Bill Introduces Federal Zero-Emissions Electricity Standard

A sweeping climate proposal introduced by U.S. House Democrats on March 2 sets a stringent clean energy electricity mandate for power retailers nationwide, requiring they procure 100% of their power…


The Hydropower Industry's Sustainability Conundrum

Hydropower makes up the majority of the world’s renewable energy capacity, but it’s not necessarily an environmentally friendly form of power. However, groups are working to improve hydropower technology to…


Cooperation between Voith and CNR in France: new Vallabrègues small hydropower plant of CNR will soon supply another 15,000 homes with renewable energy
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Important milestone for the development of small hydropower in France Voith wins order for the supply and installation of a vertical Kaplan turbine with 8.6 MW as well as the…