Environmental

Unprecedented heavy rainfall in northern Saskatchewan has put SaskPower’s 111-MW Island Falls Hydro Station in a state of emergency, according to a press release. Due to high water levels on the Churchill River, the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency (WSA) is involved in making release plans throughout the river system. As part of this effort, SaskPower...
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%...
HYDROVISION International

After gathering extensive insight from the global hydroelectric power community, HYDROVISION International, in partnership with its media brand Hydro Review, is launching a new platform to provide timely and informative programming year-round: the HYDRO+ Series. Our world has changed more than we could have imagined over the past few months, and one result is that...
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...
Pumped Storage Hydro

A meeting convened by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) saw 11 energy executives discuss with the International Energy Agency’s Executive Director, Dr. Fatih Birol, how hydropower can contribute to global recovery efforts. The consensus view from the hydropower CEOs was that economic stimulus packages involving investment in sustainable hydropower among other renewables will be essential...
New Development

Growth in renewable power has been impressive over the past five years, however, too little is happening in the heating, cooling and transport sectors. This is according to REN21’s Renewables 2020 Global Status Report, which also states that overall, global energy consumption keeps increasing, “eating up the progress made in renewable generation.” The report points out that...
Jobs and People

The Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program is now accepting applications, through Aug. 3, for the 2020-2021 mentorship cycle. Pairs will be announced in early September.   This program provides an opportunity for women to connect, generate new friendships and networks, and share experiences in a supportive environment that highlights the powerful contributions women from around...
New Development

The World Bank Group is offering a two-day webinar, Building Back Better and Greener with Sustainable Hydropower, on June 24 and 25. According to the bank, the energy mix is moving toward one made up predominantly of weather-dependent, variable renewable energy sources. This current time of reflection gives the opportunity to assess the best use...