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US hydropower sector in ‘landmark’ collaboration agreement with environmental groups
19 October, 2020
A collaboration agreement has been signed between environmental groups...
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Rio Tinto invests C$160 million in refurbishing Canadian hydro plant
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by Rio Tinto is to invest C$160 million in refurbishment work at the Isle-Maligne hydroelectric power station in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean to ensure the continued production of...

Snake River Dams to stay as record of decision signed
Thursday, October 01, 2020 by The US Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and Bonneville Power Administration signed a joint record of decision on 28 September which commits the agencies to...

Major milestone reached at Muskrat Falls project, Canada
Thursday, September 24, 2020 by First power has flowed from the Muskrat Falls hydropower project, marking a major milestone for the 824MW project in Labrador, Canada.

USBR seeks proposals for hydro development at Taylor Park Dam
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 by Proposals are being solicited by the US Bureau of Reclamation for the development of hydroelectric power at Taylor Park Dam in Colorado, in line with the Department of the...

Canadian Governments invests in tidal power
Thursday, September 10, 2020 by The Government of Canada has committed a $9.4 million investment in four tidal energy projects that will bring clean energy technologies to the Atlantic region. The investment is part...

US agencies sign collaborative hydropower agreement
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 by Three US federal agencies signed an agreement this week that will see them working together on future hydropower development efforts.

USBR says dams demonstrate value of hydropower during recent western US heatwave
Monday, August 24, 2020 by The US Bureau of Reclamation last week responded to unusually high energy demands across the western United States, with the situation demonstrating hydropower’s integral role as...

Governor urges PacifiCorp parent company to stick with Klamath Dam agreement
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 by California Governor Gavin Newsom has written to urge Berkshire Hathaway, parent company of project owner PacifiCorp, to stick to an agreement to remove four aging Klamath...

Great Northern Transmission Line delivering hydropower from Canada to the US
Monday, June 15, 2020 by Hydropower is being delivered from the Canadian province of Manitoba to the US state of Minnesota following completion of the Great Northern Transmission Line (GNTL).

BC Hydro to resume Site C work in phases
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 by BC Hydro has announced that it is to start increasing construction work at the site C dam in British Columbia, Canada, using a phased approach after work was scaled back in response...

Largest dam removal project in US takes further step forward
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 by The Klamath River Renewal Corporation’s (KRRC) plans to remove four dams on the Klamath River in the US has taken a major step forward with the issuance of key documents from...

Original powerhouse at Rainbow Dam to be demolished as lease for databank falls through
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 by Demolition is expected to start later this year on the 110-year original powerhouse at Rainbow Dam in Montana, US, after NorthWestern Energy received notice that Susteen Inc. will...

US Clean Energy Sector calls on congress for help during COVID-19 Pandemic
Friday, March 20, 2020 by Organisations representing the clean energy sector in the US have teamed up to deliver a letter to the US House and Senate leadership calling for the prompt repair and extension...

Funds for transmission line that will bring hydro from Manitoba to Saskatchewan
Monday, March 09, 2020 by The Canadian Federal Government has approved funding for a project that will help Manitoba Hydro build a 230kV transmission line from Birtle South Station in the Municipality of...

Hydro-Québec and NB Power agree on electricity purchases and expertise sharing
Thursday, January 16, 2020 by Hydro-Québec and NB Power have signed three agreements that will see a large volume of electricity exported from Québec into New Brunswick, and technical collaboration initiated...

Agreement will see new dam built for flood protection in Hatch, US
Wednesday, December 04, 2019 by The Doña Ana County Flood Commission and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are to sign an agreement next week to design and construct a dam in the lower Spring Canyon...

Climate change to have ‘dramatic’ impact on hydro output in Canada, suggests new research
Monday, November 11, 2019 by Canada's production potential of hydroelectricity is likely to be dramtically impacted by climate change, according to new research from Concordia University.

Exelon Generation and Maryland in historic agreement on the Conowingo Dam
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 by Exelon Generation has announced that it has reached an historic settlement agreement with the State of Maryland that will protect the long-term health of the Chesapeake Bay and...

Eastmain-Sarcelle-Rupert complex renamed in memory of Bernard Landry
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 by Québec Premier François Legault, accompanied by Grand Chief of the Cree Nation Abel Bosum and former Cree Chief Ted Moses, have paid a posthumous tribute to Bernard Landry by renaming...

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