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Costs updated for Lower Churchill project
28 June, 2022
The total forecasted project cost for the Lower Churchill Project is set...
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Sustainable Marine’s Nova Scotia project ready for commercial operation
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 by Sustainable Marine’s tidal energy operation in Grand Passage, Nova Scotia, is ready to commence commercial operation, making it the first to deliver in-stream tidal power to the grid...

NYPA allocates hydropower to General Motors plant
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 by The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has approved a low-cost hydropower award to General Motors Components Holdings, a subsidiary of General Motors, that will support nearly 1450 jobs...

Berea College building second hydro facility
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 by Building on the success of the Matilda Hamilton Fee Hydroelectric Station at Lock 12 on the Kentucky River, Berea College has announced it is partnering with Appalachian Hydro...

First floating tidal power delivered to Nova Scotia grid
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 by Ocean energy firm Sustainable Marine today announced it has delivered the first floating in-stream tidal power to Nova Scotia’s grid, successfully harnessing the enormous tidal...

Kitcisakik and Hydro-Québec launch Animiki Ickote project
Thursday, May 05, 2022 by Hydro-Québec and the Conseil des Anicinapek de Kitcisakik have announced details of a project to connect the village currently located along Dozois reservoir in Quebec, Canada,...

New York approves contract for Champlain Hudson Power Express project
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 by A project that will see clean hydropower from Canada delivered into the heart of New York City, US, has taken a step forward following news that the State Public Service Commission...

New tidal energy project ready to feed into Nova Scotia’s grid
Thursday, April 14, 2022 by Sustainable Marine has announced that the PLAT-I 6.4 tidal energy system is ready to feed into the Nova Scotia grid, a landmark achievement which follows several months of...

Groups propose improvements to licensing process in the US, restore autonomy for tribes
Tuesday, April 05, 2022 by A package of proposals has been sent to the US Congress and the White House which call for amendments to the Federal Power Act to enhance cooperation, improve clarity, restore...

Idaho National Laboratory looking for partners for small hydro field demonstration
Tuesday, April 05, 2022 by Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) are looking for field demonstration partners from across the US to help investigate how regional hydropower operators can...

New hydropower prize to focus on grid resiliency
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 by The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) has announced it is launching the Hydropower Operations Optimization (H2Os) Prize – a new competition...

FERC releases draft Environmental Impact Statement for Klamath Dam removal
Wednesday, March 02, 2022 by The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has released its draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) as part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review of the...

Rust Busters Prize Competition winners announced by USBR
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 by Two companies are set to share $100,000 in prize money as part of the US Bureau of Reclamation’s Rust Busters Prize Competition which seeks to extend the life and protect steel...

Hydro-Québec starts Trenche refurbishment studies
Wednesday, February 02, 2022 by Plans for the refurbishment of the 302MW Trenche hydroelectric facility on the Rivière Saint-Maurice in Haute-Mauricie, Quebec, have taken a step forward as Hydro-Québec confirms it...

Plans for San Vicente energy storage facility move forward
Tuesday, February 01, 2022 by The City of San Diego and the San Diego County Water Authority are to begin negotiations on a project development agreement with the BHE Kiewit Team to develop Phase 1 of the...

OPG reviewing new hydro opportunities in Ontario
Friday, January 21, 2022 by Canadian utility Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has been asked by the Ontario Government to examine opportunities for new hydroelectric development in northern Ontario, to help...

Montem Resources gives update on Tent Mountain renewable energy complex
Wednesday, December 08, 2021 by Montem Resources Limited has provided an update on its planned Tent Mountain Renewable Energy Complex (TM-REX) in Alberta, Canada, which includes plans for a 320MW pumped storage project.

Sir Adam Beck I station celebrates 100 years of service
Friday, December 03, 2021 by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its flagship Sir Adam Beck I Generating Station, with the 447MW station having first produced power toward the...

Muskrat Falls integrated into provincial electricity system
Wednesday, December 01, 2021 by The 824MW Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Generating Station, a key part of the Lower Churchill Project in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, is now complete and has been released to...

Hydro powers Berea College
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 by Berea College in Kentucky, US, has said it is the first higher education institution in the nation to complete construction of a hydroelectric generating plant, located at Lock and Dam...

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