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Ontario hydro plant starts generating ahead of schedule
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
Fire has damaged the turbine hall at the 3.58MW Gardners Falls hydroelectric plant in Franklin County, Massachusetts.
Gibraltar project operating in the US
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...