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Voith Hydro contracted for work on Idaho water project
29 April, 2021
Voith Hydro is to design, manufacture, and install 720MW of ternary pumped storage equipment for the Cat Creek Energy and Water (CCEW) Project planned near Mountain Home, Idaho on the South Fork of the Boise River – in the first of several contracts for the company.
Energy storage tech tested for small hydropower generation
29 April, 2021
Municipally owned utility Idaho Falls Power and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have carried out tests to see how a US city’s hydropower plants can be made more stable and responsive during emergencies. The tests involved integrating energy storage and modifying the control systems to help them balance changes in electricity quickly.
Winners of Groundbreaking Hydro Prize announced by DOE
13 April, 2021
Two teams have been named as the winners of a prize which challenged innovators to come up with new solutions to support hydropower project development by starting at square one – the foundation.
Michigan dam failures prompt re-assessment of safety
26 February, 2021
Dam safety in the US state of Michigan was thrown into the spotlight after the failure of Edenville and Sanford Dams during May 2020.
Green hydrogen project to be installed for Hydro-Québec
19 January, 2021
North American hydropower supplier Hydro-Québec is to operate one of the world's first and most powerful electrolyzers for the production of green hydrogen.
Evolution of the digital twin
15 January, 2021
Andrew Young, Vice President of Project Engineering and Service Delivery at Akselos, gives an insight into the evolution of the digital twin technology and its application in the hydro industry.
US DOE announces I AM Hydro winners
06 January, 2021
Eleven winning teams will share a cash prize pot of $175,000 in the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Innovations in Advanced Manufacturing for Hydropower (I AM Hydro) Prize.
US hydropower sector in ‘landmark’ collaboration agreement with environmental groups
19 October, 2020
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 also preserving healthy rivers.
American Hydro to complete upgrades of Keokuk hydro plant units
16 October, 2020
American Hydro, part of Wärtsilä Corporation, is to complete the upgrade and refurbishment of two turbines at Ameren Corporation’s historic Keokuk Hydroelectric plant in Iowa, US.
US agencies sign collaborative hydropower agreement
26 August, 2020
Three US federal agencies signed an agreement this week that will see them working together on future hydropower development efforts.
Calls for more better financing and regulation for hydro modernisation in South American
29 July, 2020
More investment and regulatory support is urgently needed to encourage the modernisation of hydropower projects in South America, a blog published by the International Hydropower Association suggests.
Coping with COVID-19
23 June, 2020
Worldwide we are all experiencing unsettling times with the emergence of COVID-19. This has had an unprecedented impact on our professional and personal lives. In an effort to bring the industry together and share some positive camaraderie, IWP&DC asked readers how they are coping through it all
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 the US state of Minnesota following completion of the Great Northern Transmission Line (GNTL).
Hydropower over the next decade
15 April, 2020
Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, IWP&DC asked members of the industry for their thoughts on what the next decade may entail for hydropower development across the globe.
How is the hydropower industry responding to the COVID-19 pandemic?
06 April, 2020
IWP&DC takes a look at how the hydropower industry is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, and what measures are being put in place by companies throughout the industry. This article is being constantly updated as we get new information so please share your company’s updates with us and we will add them here
Voith hosts multi-day hydro training workshop
30 January, 2020
Voith Hydro North America recently hosted the Voith Hydro Training Workshop, an instructional event for hydropower owners and operators, featuring National Hydropower Association President and CEO Malcolm Woolf as keynote speaker.
US DOE announce prize winners in FAST competition
09 October, 2019
Four competitors have been named prize winner by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) in the Furthering Advancements to Shorten Time (FAST) Commissioning for Pumped-Storage Hydropower Prize competition, which aims to help accelerate commissioning times and reduce cost and risk in pumped storage projects.
Looking through a different lens
08 August, 2019
Canadian perspectives of modernising the Columbia River Treaty were highlighted in a recent webinar organised by the POLIS Water Sustainability Project
Hydro-Québec awards contract for turbine, generator replacement at Rapide-Blanc
19 June, 2019
Hydro-Québec has awarded Voith a major contract for the update of an 80 year-old power station in Québec, Canada.
USBR planning rehab work at American Falls Dam
11 June, 2019
American Falls Dam, a 94ft-high composite concrete and earth gravity-type dam on the Snake River in Power County, near the town of American Falls, Idaho, will undergo maintenance and rehabilitation in 2020 and 2021, the US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has announced.