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FERC gives final go ahead for historic Klamath dam removal plan
21 November, 2022
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) last week give its...
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ORPC Canada deploys hydrokinetic power system in Manitoba
Wednesday, November 02, 2022 by ORPC Canada has launched its first hydrokinetic power system in Canada at Seven Sisters Falls, Manitoba.

Rye Development advancing three hydropower projects in Pittsburgh Region
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 by Rye Development (Rye), a developer of new, low-impact renewable hydropower generation, has announced it is moving forward with the next phase of its Montgomery Lock & Dam, Emsworth Lock...

Hydro provides reliable electricity even during historic droughts says new study
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 by A new study funded by the US Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) has found that hydropower has continued to provide reliable electricity even during times...

CalWave successfully concludes open-ocean wave energy pilot
Monday, September 05, 2022 by Wave energy developer Calwave has successfully concluded its open-ocean wave energy pilot after 10 months of continuous operation off the coast of San Diego in California, US, with...

Maine’s Supreme Court rules on New England Clean Energy Connect project
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 by Maine’s Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the constitutional challenge presented by Hydro-Québec’s Maine partner: NECEC Transmission LLC, with regards to the construction...

Canadian specialists help Sustainable Marine enhance environmental monitoring
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 by Sustainable Marine ‘s environmental monitoring efforts in the tidal energy sector are set to get support from a number of Canadian specialists.

US hydro industry welcomes signing of Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 by The National Hydropower Association in the US has welcomed the news that President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 into law this week, with CEO Malcolm Woolf...

Yellowstone Fish Bypass Channel completed in the US
Monday, August 01, 2022 by The US Bureau of Reclamation and the US Army Corps of Engineers have celebrated the completion of the Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Fish Passage Project, while also...

Fire reported at Hoover Dam, US
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 by The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has confirmed that the A5 transformer at Hoover Dam caught fire at approximately 10 a.m. (PDT) on 19 July, with no injuries to visitors or...

Phase one winners announced of WPTO‘s Hydropower Prize
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 by Eight winners have been announced in phase one of the US Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office’s (WPTO) Hydropower Operations Optimization (H2Os) Prize, with the...

US DOE seeks input on major hydropower modernisation investments
Tuesday, July 05, 2022 by The Biden Administration is launching $630 million in programs to modernise the US’ hydropower fleet, and the DOE is now seeking public feedback on how these programs should be structured.

Costs updated for Lower Churchill project
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 by The total forecasted project cost for the Lower Churchill Project is set to increase from C$13.11 billion to C$13.37 billion, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro has confirmed, stating...

Sustainable Marine’s Nova Scotia project ready for commercial operation
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 by Sustainable Marine’s tidal energy operation in Grand Passage, Nova Scotia, is ready to commence commercial operation, making it the first to deliver in-stream tidal power to the grid...

NYPA allocates hydropower to General Motors plant
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 by The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has approved a low-cost hydropower award to General Motors Components Holdings, a subsidiary of General Motors, that will support nearly 1450 jobs...

Berea College building second hydro facility
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 by Building on the success of the Matilda Hamilton Fee Hydroelectric Station at Lock 12 on the Kentucky River, Berea College has announced it is partnering with Appalachian Hydro...

First floating tidal power delivered to Nova Scotia grid
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 by Ocean energy firm Sustainable Marine today announced it has delivered the first floating in-stream tidal power to Nova Scotia’s grid, successfully harnessing the enormous tidal...

Kitcisakik and Hydro-Québec launch Animiki Ickote project
Thursday, May 05, 2022 by Hydro-Québec and the Conseil des Anicinapek de Kitcisakik have announced details of a project to connect the village currently located along Dozois reservoir in Quebec, Canada,...

New York approves contract for Champlain Hudson Power Express project
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 by A project that will see clean hydropower from Canada delivered into the heart of New York City, US, has taken a step forward following news that the State Public Service Commission...

New tidal energy project ready to feed into Nova Scotia’s grid
Thursday, April 14, 2022 by Sustainable Marine has announced that the PLAT-I 6.4 tidal energy system is ready to feed into the Nova Scotia grid, a landmark achievement which follows several months of...

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