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hydropower


Rethinking Hydropower Eligibility for State Renewable Incentive Programs

In the absence of a comprehensive federal renewable energy policy, many states have established regulatory frameworks that incentivize or require utilities to purchase or develop a percentage of renewable electricity…


POWER Digest [July 2020]

Germany Adopts National Strategies for Energy, Climate, Hydrogen. Twenty days before Germany commandeers the European Union Council presidency, Germany on June 12 adopted two national strategies that could further reshape…


Small hydropower plant Verkhnebalkarskaya in Russia put into commercial operation
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Voith delivered the main equipment for the hydropower plant The commissioning was carried out by Voith with remote assistance due to travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic The new…


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…