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Mini submersible robot successfully inspects NYPA power transformer
28 January, 2020
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has announced it has successfully piloted a robotic technology that can navigate inside a power transformer to effectively identify any operational issues while reducing unplanned down time and reducing risk to personnel.

Technologies selected to receive US DOE funds
04 November, 2019
Technologies that could help advance the marine and hydrokinetics industry and increase hydropower’s ability to serve as a flexible grid resource are set to benefit from up to $24.9 million in funding from the US Department of Energy (DOE), with the department announcing its selections for the funds at the end of October.

Schottel Hydro launches new turbine, introduces new MD
23 February, 2015
Schottel Hydro, a subsidiary of the Schottel Group, has announced the appointment of Niels Alexander Lange as Managing Director of the recently founded company, while also announcing the launch of the Schottel Instream Turbine (SIT), designed to harvest hydrokinetic energy for commercial projects at a reasonable cost.

Hydrokinetic power could provide 3% of annual US power demand, says EPRI
13 February, 2013
A recent project to map and assess hydrokinetic resources in rivers of the continental US has found that these undeveloped resources could provide 3% of the nation’s annual use of electricity, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has announced.

US makes waves as marine power gains popularity
16 October, 2012
Collaborations between the US power industry and academia to develop new technologies for marine power generation are closer than ever before, states a new report by business information specialist GlobalData.

US Govt awards almost $17M for advanced hydropower technologies
07 September, 2011
The US Departments of Energy and Interior have announced funding of nearly $17M over the next three years for research and development projects to advance hydropower technology.

Richard M. Kessel resigns as NYPA President and CEO, successor sought
04 August, 2011
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board of Trustees last week accepted the resignation of Richard M. Kessel as NYPA president and chief executive officer. Kessel, who has headed NYPA for nearly three years, will remain at the Authority through 6 September to ensure a smooth transition.

Call for abstracts - Workshop on Environmentally-Enhanced Hydro Turbines
08 December, 2010
A call for abstracts has been issued for a workshop focused on the development of environmentally-enhanced conventional hydro turbines to be held in May 2011 in Washington D.C, US.

AERTC and Hydro-Quebec plan clean energy partnership
16 November, 2010
The Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) located at Stony Brook University in New York, and Canadian utility Hydro-Quebec are looking at coordinating their resources for advancing new clean energy technologies.

Ocean Power Technologies appoints Philip J. Pellegrino as Vice President, North America Business Development & Marketing
08 February, 2010
Reporting to Dr. George W. Taylor, OPT’s Executive Chairman, Pellegrino will be responsible for business development, sales and marketing activities of the Company throughout North America.

US DoE awards funding for advanced hydro tech projects
17 September, 2009
A total of up to US$14.6M of funding has been awarded by the US Department of Energy (DoE) to help fund commercialisation of hydro power technologies, especially marine and hydrokinetic.

Positioning for the future
21 July, 2009
It’s time for the US hydro power industry to grow and shine. This was the strong message to emerge from the National Hydropower Association’s annual meeting in the US

Expanding research in India
03 February, 2009
Alstom is working hard to tap into India’s major hydro power market, writes Raghavendra Verma

US DoE pushes ocean, river power research
26 September, 2008
The US Department of Energy (DoE) has named the list of organisations it plans to negotiate with for research and development (R&D) funding into hydro power technologies based on ocean and river resources.

Seoul leads tidal breakthrough
12 September, 2006
Development of the 254MW Sihwa tidal power plant in South Korea could lead to further advances in tidal power technology, says Neil Ford

Mexico
01 June, 2006
Mexico, in Central America, has an area of approximately 2Mkm2 and, according to a July 2005 estimation, a population of 1.06M (CIA Facts). The total electricity generated by Mexico in 2002 was 215,158GWh, broken down as: coal - 26,098GWh; oil - 79,314GWh; gas - 69,132GWh; biomass - 470GWh; nuclear - 9747GWh; hydro - 24,951GWh; geothermal 5,398GWh; solar 32GWh; and 16GWh from other sources. (IEA Energy Statistics).

Canada
31 May, 2006
The very geography of Canada has led to the Canadian energy industry’s expertise in the generation and transmission of electricity, in particular hydroelectric power. The paradox of Canada’s vast geography is that it poses an energy supply problem to the 32 million people scattered over 10Mkm2, while at the same time offering a solution to the energy demands of its inhabitants. One of the least densely populated countries in the world, with a rigorous climate and large distances between population centres, Canada has been graced with water, whether falling or running or still water, and thus water-based power ready to meet Canada’s relatively high per capita energy use.

Environmentally Sound?
20 May, 2005
A state-owned power company, key marine scientists and stakeholders have recently agreed to implement an adaptive management programme for Manapouri, New Zealand’s largest hydro power station

The Achilles ‘eel’ of fish passage
15 March, 2000

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