Marine Energy

The government of Canada has announced a $9.4 million investment in four tidal energy projects that will bring clean energy technologies to the Atlantic region and help Canada build a cleaner future, according to Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, on behalf of the...
Research and Development

The International Energy Agency’s newly released Key World Energy Statistics (KWES) 2020 report gives many statistics about hydroelectric production worldwide, such as the fact that hydropower has increased its global share of total energy supply from 1.8% in 1973 to 2.5% in 2018. In 1973, the regional of the world with the greatest hydroelectric production...
Research and Development

The 2020s will be crucial for all the participants in the power industry as the transition toward renewables is expected to increase, while coal takes a downturn in most developed markets. This is according to Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Growth Opportunities from Decarbonization in the Global Power Market, 2019-2030. Falling costs and renewable-friendly energy policies adopted...
Jobs and People

The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has hired Alex Campbell to be its new head of policy. Campbell has extensive experience in energy policy, IHA says. He was previously head of contracts for Difference Policy, the UK Government’s flagship renewable electricity deployment scheme. He also had roles leading the UK’s engagement with multi-national civil nuclear bodies,...
HYDROVISION International

By Elizabeth Ingram We have opened up our call for abstracts for HYDROVISION International 2021, and this is your chance to contribute your knowledge and expertise to this world’s largest hydro industry event. HYDROVISION International — which typically attracts more than 3,000 colleagues in the hydro and dams industries from more than 45 countries – was...
Business

As a consequence of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, POWERGEN International and DISTRIBUTECH International will be postponed to March 30-April 1, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. “This has been a difficult decision but the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, speakers, employees and the wider public is...
Generators and Electrical Components

This article examines four alternatives used for core and winding repair when localized damage occurs due to a failure. It shows examples where some of these techniques were used, as well as the technical aspects of these repairs. By Mauro Uemori, Edson Alves and Michel Spiridon The most likely component of a hydroelectric plant to fail is the generator, according to a study...
Pumped Storage Hydro

On August 6, Hydro Review will be hosting a webcast that will address the future of pumped storage hydroelectric power globally. Pumped storage hydropower makes up the vast majority of all installed grid-scale energy storage capacity worldwide. This technology is ideally positioned to support the integration of intermittent renewables (wind and solar) into the electric...
Jobs and People

BC Hydro confirms that a worker at its 1,100-MW Site C hydro project work camp in Fort St. John, British Columbia, tested positive for COVID-19. The worker arrived from Alberta on July 13, and BC Hydro says this person immediately self-isolated after receiving their test results from Alberta Health Services on July 15. Northern Health...