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Hydroelectric system allowed BC Hydro to meet record electricity demand
Extreme cold across British Columbia, Canada, drove peak hourly electricity demand to a record high the night of Jan. 12, reaching 11,300 MW.
Statkraft announces plan to invest in Norwegian hydro and wind power
Statkraft is planning to invest up to €6 billion (US$6.6 billion) in upgrades to its Norwegian hydro and wind facilities and construction of onshore wind.
Iberdrola Spain obtains environmental permit for first hybrid hydroelectric and solar installation
Iberdrola Spain has obtained environmental approval for the first hybrid plant in the country that combines a photovoltaic and hydroelectric installation.
How NREL researchers are using gray boxes and jellyfish to advance wave energy
Researchers at NREL in the U.S. are employing a unique testing platform that can merge virtual and physical worlds to advance wave energy.
Cornell engineers refine model for pumped storage, seawater desalination
Engineers with Cornell University have refined a model that includes green energy production and desalination of ocean water for coastal populations.
Leaked document says US is willing to build energy projects in case Snake River dams are breached
Congress would have to agree before any of the Lower Snake River dams in Washington state are removed, and that’s unlikely to happen in the near future.
DOE announces first round prize winners for novel wave energy technologies
The U.S. DOE’s Water Power Technologies Office announced Phase I winners of the Innovating Distributed Embedded Energy Prize for wave energy.
NY to invest in 3 offshore wind farms, 22 land-based renewable projects
Once in service, the awarded offshore wind and land-based renewable energy projects will produce approximately 19 million MW-hours of energy per year….
BC Supreme Court awards Greengen Holdings damages for thwarted hydroelectric project
Greengen Holdings Ltd. wins C$10.125 million (US$7.4 million) in damages from Supreme Court of British Columbia after hydroelectric project denied….
Hydro-Québec officially completes 1.55 GW Romaine hydroelectric complex
Hydro-Québec has officially inaugurated the 1.55 GW Romaine hydroelectric complex in Quebec, Canada, with all four generating stations commissioned….
DOE announces $38 million to support hydropower, releases new Hydropower Vision Roadmap
The U.S. DOE announced 66 hydro facilities will receive $38 million in incentive payments and the “reimagined” Hydropower Vision Roadmap has been released….
Researchers develop model to schedule and manage pumped hydro storage
With pumped hydro energy storage gaining value over the coming years as a means to integrate renewables into electricity production and the supply chain, a meth…
FERC orders ISO-NE to include pumped storage hydro in Inventoried Energy Program
FERC in the U.S. issued an order requiring ISO New England to allow pumped storage hydro facilities to participate in the Inventoried Energy Program….
Revisiting the debate: Who will build new U.S. pumped storage?
About this time last year, I published an article on Hydro Review where I asked: “Who will build the first new pumped storage hydro in the U.S.?” In that ar…
DOE and DOI funding research to improve offshore wind and marine energy deployment
The goals of this upcoming funding opportunity announcement (FOA) are to improve the reliability of mooring lines, and to reduce noise associated with installin…
Consumers Energy exploring possible sale of 13 hydroelectric dams across Michigan
The utility, which provides natural gas and electricity to customers in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, said it held a series of public meetings last year on the fu…