Hydroelectric Power Plants

In addition to hydroelectric dams, Itasca has worked on hydroelectric power plants including a pumped storage plant in Israel (Gavet) and hydropower stations in China (Baihetan, JinPing), India, and Colombia (Guavio and Sogamoso). Engineering analyses include site characterization, review of in-situ stress measurements, ground support evaluation and recommendation, excavation stability of large caverns during prefeasibility and construction, and underground facility layout design, including surge chamber geometry.

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  • Workshop: The “Big Five”: Numerical Modeling of Cave Mining The objective of this MassMin2020 workshop is to review the “Big Five” geomechanical challenges associated...
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  • 2019 Sloan Outstanding Paper Award Dr. Mojtaba Bahaaddini (Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman), along with Associate Professor Glenn Sharrock (Itasca/UQ),...
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  • Itasca Awarded Prestigious Caving 2040 Research Grant Itasca’s research aims to answer the key industry question “how should block caves be designed...
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Upcoming Events
4 Dec.
Analyses of Embankment Dams and Slopes Using FLAC
This hands-on, virtual training course is 16 hours total, spread over four days in a 1.5-week period, and covers the analysis of embank... Read More