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OPG reviewing new hydro opportunities in Ontario
21 January, 2022
Canadian utility Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has been asked by the...
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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...

AP&T completes Gustavus intertie project
Thursday, November 04, 2021 by Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve now has access to hydropower from the Falls Creek project in Gustavus, Alaska, following completion of the Gustavus intertie, Alaska Power...

Lawsuit filed as voters reject hydropower transmission line in Maine
Thursday, November 04, 2021 by Developers of a project to transmit hydropower from Quebec in Canada to New England in the US have filed a lawsuit after voters in Maine rejected plans for the $1 billion project.

Hydropower set to displace fossil fuel as CHPE selected by New York state
Thursday, October 07, 2021 by Hydro-Québec and Transmission Developers have been selected to partner with New York state to help achieve the clean energy transition, with the Champlain Hudson Power Express...

Natel Energy to power three dams in Louisiana, US
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 by Natel Energy is to develop, finance and construct three non-powered dam sites along Louisiana’s Red River in partnership with Nelson Energy – with plans to install between 60 and 90...

Funding approved for new transmission line to link Northwest Territories to hydro system
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by Funding totalling around $60 million has been approved for the construction of a new transmission line in Fort Providence and Kakisa in Canada’s Northwest Territories that connects...

Transfer of four Klamath River dams approved by CPUC
Thursday, July 22, 2021 by Plans to remove four dams on the Klamath River have taken a step forward with the news that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved a request from Pacific Power...

Saint-Narcisse shutdown is permanent says Hydro-Québec
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 by Generation is to permanently cease at the Saint-Narcisse generating station on the Rivière Batiscan in the Mauricie region, Hydro-Québec has announced, with work set to start this year...

HydroLand expands hydropower portfolio through new acquisitions
Friday, July 09, 2021 by US renewable energy company HydroLand has acquired two small hydropower facilities from Northbrook Carolina Hydro II, LLC, adding to a 25MW portfolio it acquired from Enel Green...

New Bill introduced to incentivize hydropower upgrades
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 by New bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the US that will offer federal tax incentives to encourage safety, environmental, and grid resiliency upgrades for hydropower dams.

Quidnet Energy and ERA team up for energy storage resource
Friday, June 18, 2021 by Quidnet Energy and Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA), with funding from the Government of Alberta, have launched an ambitious project to develop an ultra-low-cost, multi-gigawatt...

Major step towards Klamath river dam removal as FERC approves license transfer
Friday, June 18, 2021 by Plans for the largest dam removal and river recovery project in US history took a major step forward yesterday when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the...

Hydro-Québec and Transmission Developers propose renewables solution for New York
Friday, May 14, 2021 by Hydro-Québec has partnered with Transmission Developers Inc. to develop the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE), which would link Hydro-Québec's existing hydropower facilities as...

A world’s first for EMEC and Verdant Power
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 by The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has completed the world’s first marine energy Renewable Energy Test Report (RETR) for Verdant Power’s New York tidal power array at the...

Additional investment announced for Kivalliq Hydro-Fibre Link project, Canada
Monday, May 10, 2021 by Additional investment of around $3 million has been approved to support the potential development of a hydroelectric and fibre-optic link that would connect communities in the...

DOE kicks off 100-day plan to address cybersecurity risk to electricity operations
Monday, April 26, 2021 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched an initiative to enhance the cybersecurity of electric utilities’ industrial control systems (ICS) and secure the energy sector...

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