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Funding approved for new transmission line to link Northwest Territories to hydro system
27 July, 2021
Funding totalling around $60 million has been approved for the...
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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...

Chelan PUD to supply additional hydropower to Avista
Friday, April 16, 2021 by Avista and Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) have announced they have finalized a contract for renewable hydropower from two PUD hydro projects on the Columbia River...

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.

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