Job Transitions

After nearly 15 years at the head of power and infrastructure EPC firms Kiewit, Chief Executive Officer Bruce Grewcock is retiring by the start of 2020. The Kiewit website features a letter written by Grewcock detailing the passing of the torch with the new year. Grewcock is only the company’s fifth CEO in nearly 90 years....
Controls and Automation

Most hydroelectric companies in Latin America are informed of the growing digitalization trend in the sector and its importance to operations, according to an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) survey. According to BNamericas, most survey participants also said they were familiar with digital monitoring and control systems and big data, while technologies respondents said they were least...
Environmental

Iceland’s Landsvirkjun has announced an ambitious action plan to become carbon neutral by 2025. Landsvirkjun has focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing carbon sequestration for more than a decade, according to a press release. During this period, the company has collected comprehensive data on its carbon footprint and published detailed emissions figures in...
Small Hydro

A regional initiative coordinated by the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), and announced during Chile Energy Day at the UN Climate Conference COP25, sets a regional goal for Latin America and the Caribbean of reaching at least 70% of renewable energy in electricity by 2030. The target involves reaching a total installed capacity of 312...
Environmental

From 2022 onwards, none of the Voith locations around the world will leave a carbon footprint, the company announces. With a view to implementing carbon neutrality quickly, Voith is switching to purchasing carbon-neutral electricity in the near future and offsetting unavoidable carbon emissions with compensation measures. According to a press release, Voith already purchases just...
Business

H2O Power and TCorp have completed a transaction in which TCorp will acquire an interest in H2O Power’s Canadian hydroelectric generating assets. H2O Power specializes in the generation of clean and reliable hydroelectric power. It is the third largest provider of hydroelectric power in Ontario. TCorp, the investment and financial management partner of the New...
Turbines and Mechanical Components

A major new energy innovation project to demonstrate how smart hydropower technologies can deliver a low-carbon, reliable and resilient power system was launched at the United Nations climate change conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain. The €18 million initiative was announced by the European Commission and a consortium of 19 partners, including the International Hydropower Association....
New Development

Mexican state power company Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) will construct 32 projects as part of a national plan to recover and increase hydroelectric generation capacity. According to BNamericas, the plan includes 18 projects for restoring capacity at operating plants, with an investment of MXN10.4 billion (US$540 million) and 14 hydro generation projects for an...