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Major milestone on Klamath River dam removal project as initial phase of drawdown complete

The Klamath River Renewal Corporation has announced the successful completion of the initial phase of drawdown, marking a significant milestone in the restoration efforts of the Klamath River. With the draining of Iron Gate, Copco, and JC Boyle reservoirs now complete, attention turns to the restoration process, paving the way for the forthcoming removal of three remaining dams later this year.

Lynn St-Laurent shares insights on sustainability and collaboration in IHA’s Voices of Hydropower series

In the ongoing “Voices of Hydro” series published by the International Hydropower Association, industry leaders offer perspectives on the opportunities and challenges within the hydropower sector and detail the steps their organizations are taking to advance sustainability.

Funding boost for renewable energy investments in Africa

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board has recently granted approval for a $50 million equity allocation to REPP 2, a new debt fund focused on catalyzing investments in the rapidly growing renewable energy sector in Sub-Saharan Africa. REPP 2 is being developed by climate and impact fund manager Camco and is designed as a $250 million fund aiming to generate substantial climate, economic, and gender-related impacts while ensuring viable returns for investors. IWP&DC spoke to Camco’s Investment Director Ben Hugues to discover how this private debt fund is unlocking the potential of sustainable energy for a brighter, greener future across the continent

Dam safety observations

Dr Martin Wieland highlights how important it is to keep repeating dam safety lessons, especially if the messages are not being received clearly enough

New method utilizes hydropower project signals to monitor grid stability

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), have unveiled an algorithm designed to forecast electric grid stability by harnessing signals from pumped storage hydropower (PSH) projects. This innovation emerges as a crucial tool in navigating the grid’s transition towards intermittent renewable energy sources.

Japanese drone maker ACSL unveils SOTEN Drone in the US

Japanese drone manufacturer ACSL, Inc has officially announced the pricing, availability, and authorized dealers for its NDAA-compliant SOTEN drone in the US. The company, which entered the US drone market in May 2023, introduced the SOTEN drone after incorporating feedback gathered from various industries during its showcase events.

A new path forward: Q&A with FirstLight’s Justin Trudell

In an exclusive interview, Justin Trudell, newly appointed President and CEO at FirstLight, discusses the company’s 2024 priorities, solar and storage initiatives, hydropower’s evolving role, new ventures, and the critical importance of workforce development and diversity.

Energy leaders learn how hydropower upgrades can support power grid

Today, energy leaders gathered in Switzerland to gain insights into a range of technological enhancements implemented in hydropower plants throughout Europe. These upgrades are designed to facilitate the energy transition and enhance the stability of the power grid.

HDR announces John Henderson as New CEO

Employee-owned architecture and engineering firm HDR has officially appointed John Henderson as its new Chief Executive Officer.

PVO-Vesivoima and Caverion extend collaboration for hydropower plants in Finland

Finnish energy company PVO-Vesivoima Oy and Caverion Corporation today announced the continuation of their strategic partnership for the operation and maintenance of hydropower plants in Finland.