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Great Northern Transmission Line delivering hydropower from Canada to the US
15 June, 2020
Hydropower is being delivered from the Canadian province of Manitoba to...
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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...

Largest dam removal project in US takes further step forward
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 by The Klamath River Renewal Corporation’s (KRRC) plans to remove four dams on the Klamath River in the US has taken a major step forward with the issuance of key documents from...

Original powerhouse at Rainbow Dam to be demolished as lease for databank falls through
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 by Demolition is expected to start later this year on the 110-year original powerhouse at Rainbow Dam in Montana, US, after NorthWestern Energy received notice that Susteen Inc. will...

US Clean Energy Sector calls on congress for help during COVID-19 Pandemic
Friday, March 20, 2020 by Organisations representing the clean energy sector in the US have teamed up to deliver a letter to the US House and Senate leadership calling for the prompt repair and extension...

Funds for transmission line that will bring hydro from Manitoba to Saskatchewan
Monday, March 09, 2020 by The Canadian Federal Government has approved funding for a project that will help Manitoba Hydro build a 230kV transmission line from Birtle South Station in the Municipality of...

Hydro-Québec and NB Power agree on electricity purchases and expertise sharing
Thursday, January 16, 2020 by Hydro-Québec and NB Power have signed three agreements that will see a large volume of electricity exported from Québec into New Brunswick, and technical collaboration initiated...

Agreement will see new dam built for flood protection in Hatch, US
Wednesday, December 04, 2019 by The Doña Ana County Flood Commission and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are to sign an agreement next week to design and construct a dam in the lower Spring Canyon...

Climate change to have ‘dramatic’ impact on hydro output in Canada, suggests new research
Monday, November 11, 2019 by Canada's production potential of hydroelectricity is likely to be dramtically impacted by climate change, according to new research from Concordia University.

Exelon Generation and Maryland in historic agreement on the Conowingo Dam
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 by Exelon Generation has announced that it has reached an historic settlement agreement with the State of Maryland that will protect the long-term health of the Chesapeake Bay and...

Eastmain-Sarcelle-Rupert complex renamed in memory of Bernard Landry
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 by Québec Premier François Legault, accompanied by Grand Chief of the Cree Nation Abel Bosum and former Cree Chief Ted Moses, have paid a posthumous tribute to Bernard Landry by renaming...

FERC issues guidance for hydro development, releases list of non-powered federal dams
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the US has issued guidance for the development of closed-loop pumped storage projects at abandoned mine sites and a list of...

TVA Boone Dam project earns top award
Friday, September 27, 2019 by The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Boone Dam project has been selected as the US’ most outstanding geological engineering project by the Association of Environmental and...

Voith wins cavitation repair contract at Gavins Point Dam
Thursday, August 15, 2019 by Voith is to carry out cavitation repairs to all three Kaplan units at the Gavins Point dam in Nebraska in a contract awarded by the US.Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

GE wins US hydro contracts
Thursday, August 08, 2019 by GE Renewable Energy has signed two hydropower contracts in the US, one for FirstLight’s Northfield Mountain project and one for PG&E’s Caribou One hydropower station.

15-year project launched to extend life of Niagara Power Project, US
Monday, August 05, 2019 by The operating life of the Niagara Power Project in New York, US, is set to significantly extended as the New York Power Authority (NYPA) launches a 15-year modernization and...

Kiewit Barnard JV wins contract for Gross Reservoir Expansion Project
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 by Denver Water has awarded a two-year, $4.5 million contract for planning and pre-construction work during the final design phase of the $464 million Gross Reservoir Expansion Project...

USBR grants aim to boost hydro production
Thursday, July 04, 2019 by The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has announced that 13 states will utilize $29.1 million in grants from the WaterSMART Program to help communities conserve water, helping to...

OPG buys US hydro plant operator
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has agreed to acquire Cube Hydro, an operator of small and medium-sized hydropower facilities based in the northeast and southeast United States.

Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program still open for applicants
Friday, June 07, 2019 by The Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program – which will match mentors with protégés from across the hydropower sector in the US – is accepting applications up to 1 August 2018.

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