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Chelan PUD to supply additional hydropower to Avista
16 April, 2021
Avista and Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) have announced...
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Québec approves Appalaches-Maine Interconnection Line project
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by The Appalaches–Maine Interconnection Line project has been given the green light by the government of Québec following a 20-month environmental assessment process and a...

Competition aims to improve reliability in hydropower facilities
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 by The US Bureau of Reclamation has launched the Automated Maintenance of Protection Systems Challenge with a prize pool of $250,000 with the aim to make hydropower systems more reliable...

Keeyask station starts generation ahead of schedule
Tuesday, March 09, 2021 by The Keeyask Generating Station in Manitoba, Canada, has begun producing hydroelectricity six-months ahead of the project's control schedule, with a further six units to be added in...

Kleinfelder and Stantec supporting critical levee projects for USACE
Thursday, March 04, 2021 by Kleinfelder and Stantec have been selected by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Sacramento District to provide engineering services for levee improvements on the Sacramento River...

BC Government gives update on Site C
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 by The Government of British Columbia has said that it will ensure the 1100MW Site C project in the Canadian province is completed, and will address the challenges facing the...

HydroLand acquires 25MW hydro portfolio from Enel Green Power North America
Friday, February 26, 2021 by Renewable energy firm HydroLand has acquired a 25MW portfolio of hydroelectric facilities from Enel Green Power North America, Inc, a major step in the US-based firm’s bid to create...

NYPA to advance upgrade and life extension projects
Monday, February 01, 2021 by The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Board of Trustees has authorized several initiatives advancing multi-year programs designed to upgrade and extend the operating life of...

Green hydrogen project to be installed for Hydro-Québec
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 by North American hydropower supplier Hydro-Québec is to operate one of the world's first and most powerful electrolyzers for the production of green hydrogen.

CAI funds hydro at existing dams in partnership with Rye Development
Monday, January 18, 2021 by Infrastructure investment firm Climate Adaptive Infrastructure, LLC (CAI) is to fund the construction of 22 hydroelectric projects at existing non-powered dams in the Eastern...

KIUC and AES to develop solar/hydro project
Monday, January 11, 2021 by Hawaii’s Kaua'i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) is joining forces with The AES Corporation (AES) for the development, construction, and operation of the West Kaua'i Energy...

Canadian Govt announce support measure for Lower Churchill Projects
Friday, December 18, 2020 by The Canadian government is delaying debt and financing payments associated with the Lower Churchill Projects and is moving forward on a process for a renewed financial structure to...

FirstLight files license application for hydro projects
Tuesday, December 08, 2020 by FirstLight Power has submitted its combined Amended Final License Application (AFLA) to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the US to extend the operating licenses for...

Partners sign agreement that updates plan for Klamath River dams removal
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 by The US states of California and Oregon, the Yurok Tribe, the Karuk Tribe, PacifiCorp and the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) have signed an agreement that updates plans to...

Innavik hydro project in Quebec reaches financial close
Monday, November 09, 2020 by Innergex Renewable Energy Inc and the Pituvik Landholding Corporation have closed a $92.8 million non-recourse construction and term project financing with The Manufacturers...

Canadian Government announces major investment in tidal energy in Nova Scotia
Monday, November 09, 2020 by The Canadian Government has approved $28.5 million for Sustainable Marine in Nova Scotia to deliver Canada’s first floating tidal energy array – one of Canada’s largest-ever...

Workers isolating as COVID-19 cases confirmed at Keeyask construction site
Wednesday, November 04, 2020 by Manitoba Hydro has confirmed that 20 workers at the Keeyask Generating Station construction site have tested positive for COVID-19, with another 11 workers with an initial ‘not...

Turbines deployed on first licensed tidal power project in the US
Wednesday, November 04, 2020 by Marine renewable energy company Verdant has installed an array of three tidal power turbines at its Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy (RITE) Project site in the East River, New York – –...

In-pipe hydroelectric system supplying electricity to US city
Monday, October 26, 2020 by The City of Hillsboro in Oregon, US, has begun generating renewable energy from an underground water pipeline - the first renewable energy project featuring the In-PRVTM, a new...

US hydropower sector in ‘landmark’ collaboration agreement with environmental groups
Monday, October 19, 2020 by A collaboration agreement has been signed between environmental groups and the US hydropower sector which recognises the need to tackle climate change with renewable energy while...

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