Oglethorpe Power Corporation uses the workflow application in its Maximo asset management system to manage all operations and maintenance work performed at the 846-MW Rocky Mountain pumped-storage project in Georgia.
Although the decision to decommission the 22-MW Bull Run project was a difficult one, removal of this facility allowed Portland General Electric to turn a liability into an asset and to lower the cost of relicensing the company’s remaining hydro projects.
To solve seepage and slope stability problems at High Falls Dam, Wisconsin Public Service needed to construct a toe berm.
Operation of PPL Montana’s eight-powerhouse Missouri-Madison hydro project involves management of prehistoric and historic cultural resources, including archaeological properties and historic buildings and structures.
Use of underwater acoustic imaging and profiling technology enabled the owner of the 50-year-old D’Arbonne Dam in north central Louisiana to pinpoint potential problems and make timely and cost-effective repairs.
To illustrate the types of project rehabilitation occurring throughout North America, Hydro Review presents information about activity at 17 North American projects.
Based on experience, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff share suggestions for improving a study plan, required as part of the licensing or relicensing process.
Construction of one small hydroelectric project in Alaska is complete, and two more are being built.
For many hydro facilities, the use of reliability-centered or condition-based maintenance practices extends the duration between maintenance routines, improves unit availability, and even eliminates some forced outages.