Turbine failure is expensive, time consuming and should be avoided at all costs! Three of the most common failure modes are erosion, fatigue, and cavitation. This article explains what they are and the hydropower maintenance you can do to avoid them! Read More
Maintaining hydropower plants correctly ensures that they generate as much power as possible, as often as they can. This means that choosing the right maintenance strategy is very important. Read More
Pigging is a process used to clean pipelines of all kinds and for owners of medium and high head hydropower schemes, it can help to ensure that plants are generating as much power as they should. When a pipeline is pigged, it is cleaned by sending a bung, known as “pig”, down the pipe. Read More
Trash screens play an important role in any hydropower system. They prevent rubbish, branches and other natural debris from moving downstream, where they can cause damage and prevent generation. Read More
The Role of a Hydropower Project Manager.
A hydropower project manager is responsible for overseeing the construction and operational phases of a hydroelectric power plant. The goal is to produce electricity at competitive rates that are sustainable. This blog post will discuss the main duties and responsibilities a hydropower project manager has from day to day. Read More
Guide to Ofgem Compliance
When Renewable Obligations (RO) came into effect in 2002, it replaced the Non-Fossil Fuel obligation (NFFO). Through the Electricity Act of 1989, the secretary of state had the powers to impose an obligation on suppliers to supply some electricity from renewable energy sources. There is also a similar Renewable Obligation for Scotland (ROS) as well as the Northern Ireland Renewable Obligations (NIRO), which was introduced in 2005. Read More