Dam Safety

Éric Martel, chief executive officer of Hydro-Quebec, and Gaëtan Thomas, CEO of NB Power, have signed three agreements related to electricity supply, technical collaboration on refurbishment of the 660-MW Mactaquac hydroelectric generating station, and the construction of additional interconnections between the two provinces. The agreements were signed at the Mactaquac station, near Fredericton in New...
Job Transitions

Ken Hartwick, president and chief executive officer of Ontario Power Generation (OPG), will be speaking during the Thursday morning utility executive roundtable session at HYDROVISION International 2020. As one of the largest and most diverse clean power producers in North America, OPG owns and operates a generating portfolio consisting of 66 hydroelectric, two nuclear, and...
Finance

By Elizabeth Ingram The end of the year is the perfect opportunity to look back, to reflect on what has passed, before the new year when we naturally focus on the future. As I reflect on the news and issues we’ve covered on Hydro Review over the past year, I can identify five big trends...
Finance

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved €8.1 billion (US$9 billion) in financing for climate action, sustainable development, health and education investment across Europe and around the world. This includes support for renewable energy projects, the development of electric vehicles, and improving the energy efficiency of homes. EIB financing will also help to build water...
Marine Energy

By Pamela Largue Tidal energy company Nova Innovation has received a permit to develop a 1.5-MW tidal array in Petit Passage, in the Bay of Fundy area of Nova Scotia, Canada. A carefully phased approach starting with a single turbine in 2020, then three phases of 0.5 MW, will eventually see 15 new tidal stream...
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...
Job Transitions

International Energy Agency says that improving gender diversity in the energy sector is an important measure of success. IEA recently hosted a high-level event focused on how to advance gender diversity in the energy sector to support future workforce needs. The event was chaired by Christyne Tremblay, Canada’s Deputy Minister of Natural Resources, and Megan...
Dam Safety

Researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center determined that ready access to near-real-time information about flooded roads (via satellite data) could have saved ambulance drivers and other emergency responders an average of nine minutes per emergency response and potential millions of dollars, using the 2011 Southeast Asian floods as a case study. The study is...