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Hydro-Québec and Central Maine Power Company (CMP) have announced a...
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ABB commissions Maritime Link in Canada
ABB has completed the Maritime Link HVDC project, enabling exchange of clean, reliable electricity between the Islands of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia in the North American grid.
CHA introduces new awards, accepting nominations
To help celebrate its 20th anniversary the Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA) is introducing four new awards, with nominations now being accepted.
Plans unveiled to expand operational capacity at Fontenelle Reservoir, US
The operating capacity of Fontenelle reservoir in Wyoming, US, could be expanded without increasing the footprint of the reservoir under plans unveiled by the US Bureau of Reclamation.
Enerdu project completed in Ontario, Canada
Upgrade work on the Enerdu Generation Station in Almonte, Ontario, has been completed, with the plant’s generating capacity increased by 70%.
New hydro project on hold at Black Canyon Diversion Dam
Plans to construct a new third hydroelectric power plant at Black Canyon Diversion Dam in Idaho have been placed on hold due to a new business case analysis that shows construction...
Snohomish County PUD halts plans for new hydro
The Snohomish County PUD has decided to halt plans for a new hydropower scheme on the South Fork Skykomish River.
Northern Pass uncertain as regulators reject plan
Regulators in New Hampshire, US, have rejected plans for the Northern Pass transmission project, leaving the future of the $1.6 billion project in doubt.
Reconstruction underway at Millbrook dam
Reconstruction work has begun on the Millbrook Dam in Ontario, Canada, with work including the construction of a new spillway and reconstructed earthen embankment.
Northern Pass selected to advance Massachusetts clean energy goals
A bid submitted by Eversource and Hydro-Québec to utilize Northern Pass Transmission (NPT) to deliver significant amounts of hydropower to the New England grid has been selected in...
Unmanned system completes survey of Keokuk Dam, US
Martac Commercial, LLC, developer of unmanned maritime systems, along with power producer Ameren has successfully completed an unmanned hydrographic survey of the Keokuk Energy Center...
British Columbia invests in community-owned clean energy projects
The Province of British Columbai, Canada. is supporting local governments and First Nations investments in projects that will lower energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and...
Site C construction to continue
The government of British Columbia, Canada, will continue to complete construction of the controversial Site C hydroelectric project, it announced today, stating that the cost of...
DOE approves plans for line to transmit hydro from Canada to US
The US Department of Energy has issued a Record of Decision and approved the Presidential permit for a project that will deliver up to 1090MW of hydropower from Quebec, Canada...
US House of Representatives approves Bill to boost hydro
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
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
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
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
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
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...