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Mechanical installation set to start at Riel Converter Station
19 April, 2017
Voith Hydro Canada and Stuart Olson Industrial Constructors Inc...
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Ontario hydro plant starts generating ahead of schedule
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 A 28MW hydroelectric generating station has been brought online ahead of schedule and on budget in Ontario, Canada.

Turbine fire reported at Gardners Falls plant, US
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Fire has damaged the turbine hall at the 3.58MW Gardners Falls hydroelectric plant in Franklin County, Massachusetts.

Gibraltar project operating in the US
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 The City of Santa Barbara in the US has announced it has once again begun operating the Gibraltar small hydroelectric project following a $875,000 refurbishment project.

Evacuation order reduced following Oroville spillway incident
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 The evacuation order for the Oroville Dam spillway incident was reduced to an evacuation warning yesterday, meaning the immediate threat has ended, but the potential for an...

Oroville spillway situation: update
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Following concerns at the weekend of uncontrolled releases from Lake Oroville auxiliary spillway in California, US, the state Department of Water Resources last night said that...

Mass evacuation ordered following Oroville spillway concerns, California
Monday, February 13, 2017 Residents of counties and cities near Lake Oroville and the surrounding area were evacuated yesterday amid concerns of uncontrolled releases from Lake Oroville auxiliary spillway...

Major construction work to start soon on Bagnell Dam, US
Thursday, January 12, 2017 A $52 million project to install a series of new anchors, together with concreting work, is set to begin in March at Bagnell Dam and Osage Energy Center in St Louis, Missouri, US,...

Hydro to power Notre Dame University
Thursday, December 15, 2016 A small hydroelectric facility is to be built on the St. Joseph River in South Bend, Indiana, US, to generate electricity for the University of Notre Dame.

North America’s largest tidal turbine generating power
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 The largest tidal turbine deployed so far in North America – an OpenHydro 2MW machine – is successfully generating power for Nova Scotia.

Plan to deliver Canadian hydropower to Minnesota gets OK from US DOE
Thursday, November 17, 2016 Plans for an international transmission line to deliver clean energy from Canada’s extensive hydropower resources to Minnesota in US have been given the go ahead by the US Department...

NHA reacts to US Presidential Elections
Thursday, November 10, 2016 The National Hydropower Association (NHA) has congratulated President-elect Donald Trump on his victory, and has said it is hopeful that he will recognize hydropower’s current value,...

New licence for Duke Energy hydro project
Monday, August 22, 2016 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the US has issued a new 30-year operating license for Duke Energy's Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project, which will allow the...

US Governor signs hydro, wind bill
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 The US state of Massachusetts is set to procure more energy from hydropower and wind sources following Governor Charlie Baker’s signing of new energy legislation into law yesterday.

US DOE releases new hydro report, confirms $9.8 million in funding
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a new report looking at the future of hydropower that suggests conventional and storage hydro could reach 150GW by 2050 from the...

FERC, USACE sign hydropower MOU
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate the development of hydropower...

ABB completes HVDC system upgrade
Monday, July 25, 2016 ABB has completed the upgrade and refurbishment of the three high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations on the power transmission link that delivers hydropower from...

BC Hydro reaches agreements with Indian Bank on Site C
Wednesday, July 06, 2016 BC Hydro and McLeod Lake Indian Band have concluded agreements that will provide economic development opportunities and other benefits related to the construction and operation of...

Full output for Alterra Power’s Jimmie Creek project
Wednesday, July 06, 2016 Alterra Power Corporation’s Jimmie Creek run-of-river hydroelectric project in British Columbia, Canada, has achieved full capacity output of 62MW, two years after construction began.

Clean energy pledge for North American governments
Monday, July 04, 2016 The political leaders of the US, Canada and Mexico have announced a landmark agreement on climate change that could see further development of hydropower in the countries.

Major electric grid project completed in New York state, US
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and New York State Electric & Gas have completed a $120 million transmission project that will enable more electricity from renewable sources...

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