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Hydro-Québec's Eastmain-1 Development assessed against Hydropower Sustainability Standard
01 June, 2023
The Hydropower Sustainability Alliance (HSA) and Hydro-Québec have jointly released the Assessment Report, evaluating the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance of the Eastmain-1 Development project in accordance with the Hydropower Sustainability Standard (HSS). This comprehensive report sheds light on the project's operational practices and impact management.
ORPC Canada deploys hydrokinetic power system in Manitoba
02 November, 2022
ORPC Canada has launched its first hydrokinetic power system in Canada at Seven Sisters Falls, Manitoba.
Cutting diver risk with ROVs
07 September, 2022
Deep Trekker explains how remote operated vehicles can help improve diver safety during underwater inspections within the hydropower industry.
Kitcisakik and Hydro-Québec launch Animiki Ickote project
05 May, 2022
Hydro-Québec and the Conseil des Anicinapek de Kitcisakik have announced details of a project to connect the village currently located along Dozois reservoir in Quebec, Canada, to Hydro-Québec’s grid. The project is called Animiki Ickote, which means “electricity” in Anishnabe, and is expected to take 36 to 48 months to complete.
Hydro-Québec starts Trenche refurbishment studies
02 February, 2022
Plans for the refurbishment of the 302MW Trenche hydroelectric facility on the Rivière Saint-Maurice in Haute-Mauricie, Quebec, have taken a step forward as Hydro-Québec confirms it is undertaking the studies associated with the draft-design phase of the project, which will continue until 2024.
Agreement signed for commercialization of WireScan technology
18 February, 2021
Hydro-Québec has entered a commercialization agreement for its patented WireScan technology with ASI Services Techniques Inc (ASI), a division of ASI Group Ltd.
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.
Innavik hydro project in Quebec reaches financial close
09 November, 2020
Innergex Renewable Energy Inc and the Pituvik Landholding Corporation have closed a $92.8 million non-recourse construction and term project financing with The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company for the construction of the 7.5MW Innavik run-of-river hydroelectric facility on the Inukjuak River near Inukjuak, Nunavik, in northern Quebec.
Can climate change Canadian potential?
23 March, 2020
New research provides a fresh look at the impact of climate change on Canadian hydropower production potential, and the challenges and opportunities it creates.
Transmission line to deliver hydropower from Canada to US gets key approval
10 January, 2020
A project to provide 1200MW of transmission capacity, delivering electricity from hydropower sources in Québec, Canada to New England in the US, has received key state approval from Maine’s Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC).
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.
GE upgrades Hydro Quebec’s Montagnais substation
06 June, 2019
GE’s Grid Solutions business has announced it has performed key upgrades on three 765 kV Fixed Series Compensation (FSC) banks at Hydro Quebec’s Montagnais substation.
2019 CDA Awards – call for nominations
23 May, 2019
The Canadian Dam Association (CDA) has released a call for nominations for awards to be presented at the annual CDA Awards Banquet in Calgary on 8 October.
Project to transmit hydro from Quebec to New England gets key approval
16 April, 2019
The New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) – a project to provide 1200MW of transmission capacity and deliver clean, renewable electricity to the New England Grid from hydropower resources in Québec – has received key state approval from the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC).
Work suspended at Hydro-Québec’s Romaine project following worker’s death
14 December, 2016
Hydro-Québec has suspended work on part of its La Romaine hydro project in Quebec, following the death of a worker at the site.
MWH names David Rupay as new leader of Canadian hydropower operations
13 December, 2016
MWH, now part of Stantec, has announced it has hired David Rupay to lead the company’s Canadian hydropower and dam operations. Rupay will serve as the client service manager – Canada with a specialized focus on Western Canada, building on the nearly 100 years of MWH hydropower experience within the country, the company said in a statement.
Large or small - does dam size matter?
12 August, 2016
IWP&DC asked members of the US dams industry for their thoughts on whether dam size matters, and what are the prospects for future construction across the country?
AfDB President and Quebec Premier discuss investment opportunities, including energy
29 June, 2016
African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard have discussed opportunities for private and public-sector investment in the areas of energy, renewable energy and agro-industry across the African Continent.
Worker killed at Innergex hydro plant
25 November, 2015
Innergex Renewable Energy has reported that an explosion at the Upper Lillooet Hydro Project (ULHP) construction site in British Columbia, Canada on 18 November, resulted in the death of an employee of Prime Contractor CRT-EBC SENC. Another worker has received medical care and is currently considered out of danger.
Building new hydro in Canada
08 December, 2014
Canada has a range of large new and refurb hydro projects under construction. Report by Patrick Reynolds