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2014-01-07 16:20:48

Voith supplied turbines, generators, and automation equipment for major expansion at nearby century-old plant YORK, Pa., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Voith Hydro proudly celebrated the recent completion of PPL Generation's expansion of the Holtwood Hydroelectric facility on the nearby Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. Voith supplied the turbines, generators, and automation components for the project, which more than doubled the century-old plant's electricity generating capacity....

2013-08-16 12:22:06

HEIDENHEIM, Germany, Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Most powerful generator-turbine unit in the history of Voith enters service in China -- Total output of Voith units is comparable to many of the larger nuclear and coal-fired power plants currently operating in the U.S. -- Important technological milestone on the way toward the one-gigawatt unit -- Saving nearly 150 million tons of CO(2) per year The most powerful generator-turbine unit ever...

2013-08-12 12:22:35

Bills to streamline the hydropower licensing process are now law YORK, Pa., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Legislation designed to expand hydropower production in the United States by improving and streamlining the licensing process for small hydropower projects is now law. The Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act and the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act were signed into law by President Obama. Previously, the Senate unanimously passed the...

2013-02-27 16:21:35

COLUMBUS, Ohio and YORK, P.a., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Another milestone has been achieved in the nation's largest deployment of new run-of-the-river hydroelectric generation being undertaken by American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP). On February 24, major components of the generators for the Cannelton Hydroelectric Plant, one of four under construction by AMP at existing dams on the Ohio River, left the manufacturing facility in Hannibal, Ohio en route to the site, approximately 594...

2013-02-13 16:27:40

YORK, Pa., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kevin Frank, President and CEO of York, PA-based Voith Hydro, praised the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013, which was passed by the House of Representatives today by a unanimous 422-0 vote. Sponsored by Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Diana DeGette (D-CO), the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act would boost small hydro and conduit projects in the U.S. and help to reduce the timeline for FERC's licensing process...

2012-09-17 10:21:37

YORK, Pa., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Voith commemorated 135 years of hydropower manufacturing in the York area by hosting a celebration at its facility in West York. On Sunday, Voith employees and their families, customers, and honored guests including York-area Congressman Todd Platts were in attendance to celebrate the momentous occasion. The event included entertainment for children, factory and laboratory tours, and lunch. On Monday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett spoke to...

2012-07-19 06:21:44

LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Voith, a leading full-line supplier of hydropower equipment and services, highlighted its recent success and progress in expanding abundant, renewable, reliable, and affordable hydropower generation across the United States at Hydrovision International 2012. Notably, the conference is taking place just a short walk from the Ohio River, where Voith is supplying turbines, generators, and automation equipment for American Municipal Power (AMP)...

2012-04-23 06:23:23

YORK, Pa., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Voith Hydro announced today that it has received the contract to provide generators and turbines for the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project (RRHP) on the Des Moines River near Pella, Iowa. Once completed in 2016, the Red Rock Dam power plant will produce a nominal 36 MW of power, with the capacity to generate up to 55 MW during peak seasons. The project is being developed by a joint venture of The Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency...

2012-04-19 06:22:33

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kevin Frank, CEO and President of York, PA-based Voith Hydro, will be honored by the White House on Thursday as a "Champion of Change" for Innovation in Renewable Energy. The Champions of Change series honors individuals engaged in efforts to advance innovation, education, sustainable energy, and community activism, among other areas. Kevin Frank was nominated for his efforts within the hydropower industry to promote a clean energy...

2011-09-21 10:36:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hydropower business leaders urged President Obama and Senate leaders to promote expanded hydropower generation in legislation designed to boost the economy and create jobs. Kevin Frank, President and CEO of Voith Hydro, and Marc Gerken, President and CEO of American Municipal Power (AMP), called for the passage of the Hydropower Improvement Act (HIA), which has already passed out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee with strong...