New Development

The commercial operation startup of the 84-MW La Virgen hydro project in Peru, originally planned for this year, is likely to be pushed back to early 2021, as La Virgen has requested an extension to January. BNamericas reports that energy and mining investment regulator Osinergmin released this information. Construction began in January 2014. The La Virgen hydro plant...
Canals, Tunnels and Penstocks

With penstock response to transient conditions being critical to the service life and safety of any hydroelectric project, Pacific Gas & Electric Company has engaged in a program to evaluate operating pressures through hydraulic modeling. By Stephane Lecina and Mohammad Aslam Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) operates 68 hydroelectric facilities in the western U.S....
HYDROVISION International

By Elizabeth Ingram First and foremost, HYDROVISION International offers unparalleled educational opportunities for hydro industry professionals from around the world. But, HYDROVISION International is also the best opportunity to meet face to face with others who share your interests, to exchange information and make connections. To foster this, we offer a whole host of networking activities that give...
FERC News

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued preliminary permits to two companies considering the development of pumped-storage projects: Freedom Works LLC and Owyhee Energy Storage LLC. Freedom Works proposes to study the feasibility of the 4,000-MW Ulysses Pump Storage Hydro Project in Grant County, West Virginia. The proposed project would consist of a new upper...
Jobs and People

Multiple news agencies are reporting that David Knox has been appointed chairman of Snowy Hydro, Australia’s largest renewable energy company. Knox is managing director and chief executive officer of Australian Naval Infrastructure, a “nation-building commitment by the government of Australia” that “sees the establishment of state-of-the-art infrastructure for the domestic manufacture of world class naval...
Small Hydro

The Bui Power Authority announces it has completed work on the 45-kW Tsatsadu Generating Station, which it calls Ghana’s first micro-hydropower plant. The plant, on the Tsatsadu Waterfalls in the Hohoe District of the Volta Region, has the possibility of adding another 45-kW turbine in the future, BPA says. Construction of the facility was completed...