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Learn how Canadian utility SaskPower integrated its hydro and non-hydro generating assets under one management system using Hatch's Vista Decision Support System.
One or two new runners for the units at the 355-MW Brazeau Power Station in Alberta, Canada, would allow owner TransAlta Corp. to better optimize revenue and provide valuable ancillary services. Modeling of the various upgrade options allowed the utility to arrive at the most valuable solution.
A problem with bearing cooling at the Lookout Shoals plant helped Duke Energy uncover several other issues that needed to be resolved. Through creative approaches and significant machining work, the units are now operating dependably.
With significant development potential available at small run-of-river sites and non-powered dams in the U.S., the authors propose a software program to help interested parties choose the best type of technology to install at these sites.
The 18.8-MW Stevens Creek facility has operated reliably since it was commissioned in 1914, despite a host of changes. This historic plant is the newest inductee into the Hydro Hall of Fame and stands as a testament to the enduring nature of hydro projects.
When faced with the prospect of improving its Cushman Hydroelectric Complex, Tacoma Power was able to remove fish passage barriers while adding generating capacity with an innovative expansion project.
Hydro-Québec in Canada and Svenska Kraftnät in Sweden have used a new power system frequency control test bench to accurately model the prime mover and speed governor of a synchronous generator.
Rehabilitation and upgrades of the Miller Creek Hydroelectric Facility have allowed new owner Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. to maximize its investment.
George was annoyed. Almost every hydroelectric power project he had worked on over the past 20-odd years experienced problems with the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, always detected when the system was being commissioned.