Volume 36. No. 6. July 2017
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6 Reducing Forced Shutdowns: Success at the 231-MW Chamera III Project
By Prashant Kaul
Trough a structured, thoughtful maintenance program, NHPC
Limited has cut forced shutdowns at its 231-MW Chamera III
project from 251 hours during the frst year of operations to four
hours and improve plant availability factor at the same time.
16 Recent Work in Fish Passage By Elizabeth Ingram
Many utilities in the U.S. are performing work on fsh passage.
Tis article elaborates on some of the work being performed, lessons
learned to date and future research directions.
22 End User Perspectives on Self-Lubricating Bearings By Gregory B. Poindexter
In this roundtable discussion, fve hydro project owners and
operators provide their experiences with and perspectives on the use
of self-lubricating bearings for various applications at hydropower
projects around the world.
28 Building the Relationship: The Ongoing Importance of Community Engagement
By Karen Wianecki
Efective community engagement is key to the success of a waterpower project. A Community Engagement Toolkit is available to
help developers take advantage of best practices and lessons learned.
34 Method for Assessing a Deformed Spillway Gate ✔ Peer Reviewed
By David Osuna
When permanent deformation was found on a gate at Mercury’s
Karapiro plant in New Zealand, a number of assessments were
performed to determine whether it needed to be replaced or if it still
met criteria to be ft for service.
Speeding toward the Future
4 Global Headlines
41 Hydro Connections
43 Index to Advertisers
44 The Beauty of Hydro