Business

Manitoba Hydro will decommission its thermal Selkirk Generating Station over the coming years, putting an end to the unique story of a 1950s-era coal-fired power plant which was later converted to natural gas. Selkirk has operated as an emergency supply for the utility in cold months, while Manitoba Hydro relies on its 96-percent renewable hydroelectric...
Business

Five global renewables associations have issued a joint statement setting out policy priorities for a green recovery involving accelerated clean energy deployment, says the International Hydropower Association. Under the banner of the International Renewable Energy Alliance (REN Alliance), the associations representing the bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind power industries say a world powered 100%...
Marine Energy

A total of £123.7 million (US$154.8 million) has been invested into the Welsh economy as a result of marine technology to-date and £27.5 million (US$34.4 million) in the last year, according to a new report by industry association Marine Energy Wales. The latest State of the Sector report outlines findings from a survey that reviewed activity and...
HYDROVISION International

NEW HYDRO+ SERIES LAUNCHES IN JULY WITH HYDROVISION EXCHANGE IN NOVEMBER 2020 As a consequence of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, HYDROVISION International, scheduled for November 17-19 2020, in Minneapolis, Minn., U.S., will be rescheduled to 2021. In light of both governmental direction and general public health advisories, delivering HYDROVISION International in...
Rehabilitation and Repair

Ontario Power Generation has awarded frequent contracting partner SNC-Lavalin with work on the second phase of redevelopment and repowering of the Calabogie Generating Station. SNC-Lavalin will work with joint venture partner M. Sullivan & Son in rebuilding one of the utility’s oldest hydroelectric power stations. Calabogie was damaged by a tornado two years ago and...
Business

The City Council for the city of Danville in Virginia has voted to sell the 10-MW Pinnacles hydroelectric complex to Northbrook Energy for $8.2 million and to purchase the energy, capacity and renewable energy credits from the facility. The sale will require approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The Pinnacles complex is located on...
Business

Polaris Infrastructure Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding  (MOU) to acquire 100% of the equity of the 10 MW run-of-river Chuspa hydro project in Panama from Navitas Holdings Inc. The key terms of the MOU state that: Polaris – a Toronto-based company that operates, acquires and develops renewable energy projects in Latin America —...
New Development

DNV GL has launched a joint industry project with 14 stakeholders within the floating solar PV sector to develop the first recommended practice for floating solar power projects. The recommended broad-based best practices guide, created by the Floating Solar joint industry project (JIP), is expected to be ready by the first quarter of 2021. However,...