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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...

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...

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