• Flipbook

    Volume 1 Issue 1 September 2020

    By Kris Polly  The hydropower industry works on an epic scale. It tames the elemental forces of land and water to turn mountains, valleys, and lakes into power generators. From the Hoover Dam to Grand Coulee, the immenseearly- 20th-century hydroelectric dams that still power the West are familiar images. But hydropower goes beyond vast lakes and New Deal–era monuments. Hydropower is modern, flexible, and environmentally friendly. It produces carbon-neutral energy and, through pumped storage facilities, also aids in integrating wind and solar power into the energy grid. Hydropower generators of various sizes and head requirements allow users to take advantage…

  • Hydro Law

    2020 Mid-Year Hydropower Update

    During the first half of 2020, the hydropower industry has been subject to major regulatory changes that are likely to have far-reaching and significant consequences for licensees, regulators, and other stakeholders. These changes include two major rules…

  • Article

    Garney’s Major Penstock Projects

    Garney Construction has worked on several major penstock construction projects across the nation—and difficult ones at that. In one project, the company winched an excavator down a steep Colorado mountain face to dig a trench for a…

  • Article

    Voith Hydro’s Expertise on Pumped Storage Projects

    The Voith Group is a Germany-based multinational corporation with more than 19,000 employees worldwide. One of its primary divisions is Voith Hydro, a complete system supplier that produces turbines and generators for the world’s largest hydropower stations.…