Job Transitions

Development of an online model to assist with hydro operator training should help Portland General Electric ensure reliable operation of its West Side Hydroelectric Project. By Christopher Goodell, Nathan Katz and Balaji Kannan Portland General Electric’s (PGE) West Side Hydroelectric (WSH) Project in Oregon consists of six dams on the Clackamas River that impound water...
Small Hydro

Boralex Inc. has announced the commercial commissioning of its 16-MW Yellow Falls hydroelectric station, under the terms of a price-indexed power purchase agreement with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) for a period of 40 years. The station is located on the Mattagami River about 20 km south of Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario. “It’s with...
Business

Deep disparities define today’s energy world, the International Energy Agency says, citing a variety of examples: The dissonance between well-supplied oil markets and growing geopolitical tensions and uncertainties. The gap between the ever-higher amounts of greenhouse gas emissions being produced and the insufficiency of stated policies to curb those emissions in line with international climate...
Finance

Genex Power Limited says that the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) board has extended the date of its offer of long-term concessional loan funding for the 250-MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project to June 30, 2020. In a press release, Genex Chief Executive Officer James Harding says, “We are progressing the restructuring of the transaction...
Finance

Ocean Renewable Power Company, Inc. (ORPC) reports it has closed on commitments for $7.5 million in private equity, allowing it to expand its business development and sales focus in the U.S., Canada and Chile, and, according to management, position the company for growth and profitability. “With our first commercial product launched, we are thrilled to secure the growth capital needed to expand our business development and...
Job Transitions

We are pleased to announce that Steve Davy, chief executive officer of Hydro Tasmania, is speaking during the Thursday morning utility executive roundtable session at HYDROVISION International 2020. Hydro Tasmania is Australia’s largest hydro company by volume generated, with more than 30 hydropower stations and a hydro consulting business, Entura, operating internationally. Hydro Tasmania’s mainland...
New Development

Paul Jacob is president and chief executive officer of Rye Development. The company is focused on developing new low-impact hydropower and energy storage in the U.S., with two potential pumped storage hydropower sites in the pipeline in Oregon and Washington. It is working to develop 22 conventional hydro projects in six states: Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi,...