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Hydropower & Dams

A bi-monthly journal dedicated to the dissemination of information in the hydropower and dams industry and related fields.

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At a time when meetings cannot take place, we are aware that it is especially important to keep our profession well informed, through our journal and website, and we are glad to be able to continue our work at the usual pace. Meanwhile, we send warm wishes to our readers around the world. We hope you are making your way as well as possible through this crisis, and we express again our deepest sympathy to all who have been directly affected, or who have lost loved ones, friends or colleagues.

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Disaster in Chamoli District, Uttarakhand, northern India, on 7 February

Prof John Reynolds, expert in geo-hazards and glacial hazard assessment and mitigation, has prepared an initial report for Hydropower & Dams on the tragic avalanche in Uttarakhand on 7 February, which destroyed the Rishi Ganga hydro plant. His findings have demonstrated that initial press reports have been inaccurate.

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HYDRO 2020 On-Line ~ Conference Report Part 1 and 2

A global pandemic did not prevent the world hydropower family getting back together, even if virtually, for HYDRO 2020 On-Line, from 26 to 28 October 2020. Delegates from about 60 countries attended, and nearly 600 were on line in Central European Time; the conference stayed live beyond the normal hours and days, to enable others to catch up at different times. It was the only large-scale event for the hydropower industry during 2020.

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ICOLD 2021 New Delhi

A report of ICOLD’s recent hybrid Symposium (in Delhi and on line), as well as the second part of our report on Aqua-Media’s HYDRO 2020 conference on line, will appear in Issue 2 of Hydropower & Dams, published in late March.

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Montenegro’s EPCG invites bids to modernize Perućica units

Montenegro’s state-owned power utility Elektroprivreda Crne Gore (EPCG) invites sealed bids by 30 June for the reconstruction and modernization of the 307 MW Perućica hydropower plant. Perućica comprises five 38 MW units with 8.5 m3/s flow, and two 58.5 MW units with 12.75 m3/s flow. The first two 38 MW units were commissioned in 1960, the next three 38 MW units in 1962, and the final two 58.5 MW units in 1977. All turbines are Pelton-type.

Consulting services sought for Baynes Hydropower Transmission Lines project

The Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) invites expressions of interest by 14 April from consultants to prepare bankable technical and economic feasibility studies for the 400 kV Transmission Lines project connected with the planned 600 MW Baynes hydropower plant. The contracted studies are to be financed by the African Development Bank through the NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility. The Baynes hydropower project is planned to be developed along the Cunene river, 200 km downstream of Ruacana, on the border between Namibia and Angola. It is envisaged to function as a mid-merit peaking station shared equally by Namibia and Angola.

Prequalification applications sought for small hydro projects

KTDA Power Company (KTPC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA), the country’s largest tea management agency, seeks to prequalify eligible EPC contractors, electrical contractors and electromechanical manufacturers and suppliers for a series of small hydropower plants.

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