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DOE approves plans for line to transmit hydro from Canada to US
20 November, 2017
The US Department of Energy has issued a Record of Decision and approved...
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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...

NB Power investigating hydro expansion potential
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 A hydro station with a capacity of 100MW could be built next to the existing Grand Falls hydro project in the Canadian province of New Brunswick under plans unveiled by NB Power.

Mechanical installation set to start at Riel Converter Station
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Voith Hydro Canada and Stuart Olson Industrial Constructors Inc have announced they are ready to begin the mechanical portion of the installation process at the Riel Converter...

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,...

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