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hydropower


Failed Michigan Dam Had Longstanding Spillway Deficiencies
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The Edenville dam, which failed on March 19 flooding Midland, Michigan, and forcing as many as 10,000 residents to evacuate their homes, had its license revoked by the Federal Energy…


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…


POWER Digest [April 2020]
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Group Readies Hydrogen Production Plant in Japan. A consortium including Toshiba, Tohoku Electric Power, and Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) in March said it has completed…


Hydropower: Meeting Growing Needs with Improved Reliability and Efficiency
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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…


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…