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2011-07-22 12:50:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Voith Hydro's leadership in technically-advanced hydropower solutions was on display this week at HydroVision, the premier North American hydropower conference being held in Sacramento. Highlighted at the conference were Voith's Minimum Gap Runner (MGR) technology, the fish-friendly Alden turbine for small hydro power facilities, and aerating turbine technology that allows for improved dissolved oxygen content downstream from hydropower...

2011-03-23 15:21:00

YORK, Pa., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Kevin Frank, President and CEO of Voith Hydro Inc., announced his strong support for the Hydropower Improvement Act of 2011. The legislation, which was introduced by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), would spur hydropower deployment, create new clean energy jobs, and keep energy prices low. "As demand for more renewable energy continues to rise, we must be ready to supply it," Frank said. "Hydropower provides a clean and safe way to meet...

2011-03-10 09:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Energy's Instrumentation, Controls & Electrical (IC&E) Business Unit has signed two new contracts for its innovative plant-wide distributed control systems. Siemens will upgrade the existing control systems of five Oglethorpe Power Corporation (OPC) power plants with the Siemens Power Plant Automation T3000 (SPPA-T3000) system. The new controls are expected to improve plant operation, maintainability, reliability and efficiency...

2010-07-26 11:39:00

PORTLAND, Ore., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Voith Hydro's first-of-its-kind patented fish friendly hydropower turbines are giving new life to the Bonneville Dam, after more than 70 years of providing clean, renewable energy to the Pacific Northwest. The Bonneville First Powerhouse, which has been harnessing hydropower from the Columbia River since the late 1930s, underwent a $140 million upgrade to its turbines. The project, which started in 1993, was just celebrated in a public ceremony last...


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