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KIUC and AES to develop solar/hydro project
11 January, 2021
Hawaii’s Kaua'i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) is joining forces with...
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Canadian Govt announce support measure for Lower Churchill Projects
Friday, December 18, 2020 by The Canadian government is delaying debt and financing payments associated with the Lower Churchill Projects and is moving forward on a process for a renewed financial structure to...

FirstLight files license application for hydro projects
Tuesday, December 08, 2020 by FirstLight Power has submitted its combined Amended Final License Application (AFLA) to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the US to extend the operating licenses for...

Partners sign agreement that updates plan for Klamath River dams removal
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 by The US states of California and Oregon, the Yurok Tribe, the Karuk Tribe, PacifiCorp and the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) have signed an agreement that updates plans to...

Innavik hydro project in Quebec reaches financial close
Monday, November 09, 2020 by Innergex Renewable Energy Inc and the Pituvik Landholding Corporation have closed a $92.8 million non-recourse construction and term project financing with The Manufacturers...

Canadian Government announces major investment in tidal energy in Nova Scotia
Monday, November 09, 2020 by The Canadian Government has approved $28.5 million for Sustainable Marine in Nova Scotia to deliver Canada’s first floating tidal energy array – one of Canada’s largest-ever...

Workers isolating as COVID-19 cases confirmed at Keeyask construction site
Wednesday, November 04, 2020 by Manitoba Hydro has confirmed that 20 workers at the Keeyask Generating Station construction site have tested positive for COVID-19, with another 11 workers with an initial ‘not...

Turbines deployed on first licensed tidal power project in the US
Wednesday, November 04, 2020 by Marine renewable energy company Verdant has installed an array of three tidal power turbines at its Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy (RITE) Project site in the East River, New York – –...

In-pipe hydroelectric system supplying electricity to US city
Monday, October 26, 2020 by The City of Hillsboro in Oregon, US, has begun generating renewable energy from an underground water pipeline - the first renewable energy project featuring the In-PRVTM, a new...

US hydropower sector in ‘landmark’ collaboration agreement with environmental groups
Monday, October 19, 2020 by A collaboration agreement has been signed between environmental groups and the US hydropower sector which recognises the need to tackle climate change with renewable energy while...

Rio Tinto invests C$160 million in refurbishing Canadian hydro plant
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by Rio Tinto is to invest C$160 million in refurbishment work at the Isle-Maligne hydroelectric power station in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean to ensure the continued production of...

Snake River Dams to stay as record of decision signed
Thursday, October 01, 2020 by The US Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and Bonneville Power Administration signed a joint record of decision on 28 September which commits the agencies to...

Major milestone reached at Muskrat Falls project, Canada
Thursday, September 24, 2020 by First power has flowed from the Muskrat Falls hydropower project, marking a major milestone for the 824MW project in Labrador, Canada.

USBR seeks proposals for hydro development at Taylor Park Dam
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 by Proposals are being solicited by the US Bureau of Reclamation for the development of hydroelectric power at Taylor Park Dam in Colorado, in line with the Department of the...

Canadian Governments invests in tidal power
Thursday, September 10, 2020 by The Government of Canada has committed a $9.4 million investment in four tidal energy projects that will bring clean energy technologies to the Atlantic region. The investment is part...

US agencies sign collaborative hydropower agreement
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 by Three US federal agencies signed an agreement this week that will see them working together on future hydropower development efforts.

USBR says dams demonstrate value of hydropower during recent western US heatwave
Monday, August 24, 2020 by The US Bureau of Reclamation last week responded to unusually high energy demands across the western United States, with the situation demonstrating hydropower’s integral role as...

Governor urges PacifiCorp parent company to stick with Klamath Dam agreement
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 by California Governor Gavin Newsom has written to urge Berkshire Hathaway, parent company of project owner PacifiCorp, to stick to an agreement to remove four aging Klamath...

Great Northern Transmission Line delivering hydropower from Canada to the US
Monday, June 15, 2020 by Hydropower is being delivered from the Canadian province of Manitoba to the US state of Minnesota following completion of the Great Northern Transmission Line (GNTL).

BC Hydro to resume Site C work in phases
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 by BC Hydro has announced that it is to start increasing construction work at the site C dam in British Columbia, Canada, using a phased approach after work was scaled back in response...

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