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Voith wins contract on Niagara power project
20 July, 2021
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has awarded Voith Hydro a $275 million contract for mechanical and electrical upgrades as part of a 15-year modernization and digitization program called Next Generation Niagara (NGN) to extend the operating life of the Niagara Power Project in Lewiston.
Innergex to buy remaining interests in Energía Llaima
06 July, 2021
Innergex Renewable Energy Inc is set to become sole shareholder in Chilean renewable energy company Energía Llaima SpA after agreeing to acquire the remaining 50% interest in the company for CAN$88.36 million, with the firm already owning 50% of the company.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Pacific American Coal in JV agreement with Global Hydro Energy
14 May, 2019
Pacific American Coal Limited (PAK) has entered into a joint venture agreement with Austrian hydropower turbine manufacturer Global Hydro Energy that will see the firms focus on developing micro hydro and hybrid projects in the Pacific Region including Australia.
Voith unveils 200-ton capacity Vertical Turning Lathe (VTL) at North American plant
25 April, 2019
Voith has installed one of the largest, state-of-the-art vertical machining tools in North America – the Vertical Turning Lathe (VTL) – at its York, Pennsylvania plant.
American Governor to replace PGE governor fleet
17 August, 2018
Portland General Electric (PGE) has awarded American Governor Company (AGC) a multi-year contract to replace all 16 hydro governors in its hydro fleet, spread across six hydropower plants.
GE and Cube Hydro Partners in North American hydro deal
22 January, 2018
GE Renewable Energy’s Hydro businesses and Cube Hydro Partners, LLC, a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, have joined forces in a bid to expand hydropower production across North America.