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Enerdu project completed in Ontario, Canada
02 May, 2018
Upgrade work on the Enerdu Generation Station in Almonte, Ontario, has...
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New hydro project on hold at Black Canyon Diversion Dam
Wednesday, May 02, 2018 Plans to construct a new third hydroelectric power plant at Black Canyon Diversion Dam in Idaho have been placed on hold due to a new business case analysis that shows construction...

Snohomish County PUD halts plans for new hydro
Monday, April 16, 2018 The Snohomish County PUD has decided to halt plans for a new hydropower scheme on the South Fork Skykomish River.

Northern Pass uncertain as regulators reject plan
Friday, February 09, 2018 Regulators in New Hampshire, US, have rejected plans for the Northern Pass transmission project, leaving the future of the $1.6 billion project in doubt.

Reconstruction underway at Millbrook dam
Friday, February 09, 2018 Reconstruction work has begun on the Millbrook Dam in Ontario, Canada, with work including the construction of a new spillway and reconstructed earthen embankment.

Northern Pass selected to advance Massachusetts clean energy goals
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 A bid submitted by Eversource and Hydro-Québec to utilize Northern Pass Transmission (NPT) to deliver significant amounts of hydropower to the New England grid has been selected in...

Unmanned system completes survey of Keokuk Dam, US
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Martac Commercial, LLC, developer of unmanned maritime systems, along with power producer Ameren has successfully completed an unmanned hydrographic survey of the Keokuk Energy Center...

British Columbia invests in community-owned clean energy projects
Thursday, December 28, 2017 The Province of British Columbai, Canada. is supporting local governments and First Nations investments in projects that will lower energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and...

Site C construction to continue
Monday, December 11, 2017 The government of British Columbia, Canada, will continue to complete construction of the controversial Site C hydroelectric project, it announced today, stating that the cost of...

DOE approves plans for line to transmit hydro from Canada to US
Monday, November 20, 2017 The US Department of Energy has issued a Record of Decision and approved the Presidential permit for a project that will deliver up to 1090MW of hydropower from Quebec, Canada...

US House of Representatives approves Bill to boost hydro
Friday, November 10, 2017 A bill that could expand hydropower in the US has been approved by a majority vote of 257-166 in the House of Representatives, and will now move forward to the senate.

FERC issues new policy on license terms for hydro projects
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Hydroelectric projects located at non-federal dams in the US will have a 40-year default license term for original and new licenses under a new policy issued by the Federal...

Unit upgrades for John W. Keys III plant, US
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 Hydropower capacity is set to increase at the John W. Keys III pump generating plant, as work is underway to upgrade two pump units at the facility, which is located at the Grand...

SaskPower halts Tazi Twé hydro project plans
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 SaskPower has announced it is deferring development of the Tazi Twé hydroelectric project near Black Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada, citing a decline in the projected demand for power...

Eaton hydropower initiative gets DOE funds
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Eaton has announced it has received funding from the US Department of Energy for an initiative to deploy new hydropower generation at existing non-powered dams and waterways in the country.

Board approves expansion of Alaska Energy Authority hydro scheme
Monday, August 14, 2017 A $46.4 million expansion of the Bradley Lake hydroelectric project in Alaska has moved a step forward with news that the Board of Directors of the Alaska Energy Authority has...

Denver Water installs hydro project on canal
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 After years of careful planning and precise calculations, the first-ever use of hydropower in a shallow, slow-moving waterway in Colorado will soon be ready for business, Denver Water...

Archaeological review for Alaska Hydro projects
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Rescan Tahltan Environmental Consultants Ltd (RTEC) has been contracted by Alaska Hydro Corporation to carry out an Archaeological Overview Assessment of the More Creek and Forest...

Black & Veatch wins role on Colorado dam expansion
Thursday, June 01, 2017 Black & Veatch is to provide program management services to Denver Water on the Gross Reservoir Expansion - a project that will raise an existing dam, increase hydro output and...

AECOM hiring across North America
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Global infrastructure firm AECOM has announced it is seeking qualified professionals and technical experts to fill more than 3000 open positions throughout the US and Canada over the...

Low cost hydro to support investment in New York, US
Thursday, May 04, 2017 The Governor of New York, Andrew M. Cuomo, has announced an allocation of low-cost hydropower to Sumitomo Rubber USA in Erie County, in a move expected to support $87 million in...

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