Dam Safety

The low bid to build a secondary embankment on the Yakima County side of Priest Rapids Dam came in at $33.4 million, almost $13 million less than the engineer’s estimate, reports Managing Director of Power Production Ty Ehrman. The low bidder was IMCO Construction of Ferndale, Wash. Commissioners are expected to vote on awarding the...
North America

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a bulletin through its National Terrorism Advisory System, related to potential cyberattacks by Iran on U.S. infrastructure, after Iranian IRGC-Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani was killed during an air strike by the U.S. A bulletin is intended to “describe[s] current developments or general trends regarding threats of...
Controls and Automation

Most hydroelectric companies in Latin America are informed of the growing digitalization trend in the sector and its importance to operations, according to an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) survey. According to BNamericas, most survey participants also said they were familiar with digital monitoring and control systems and big data, while technologies respondents said they were least...
Small Hydro

Hydropower remains the largest source of renewable energy in the world, and it deserves a seat at the table during any discussions about the future of electric power generation. POWERGEN International is giving hydroelectricity a major seat at the table in New Orleans Nov. 19-21, with a Hydropower Knowledge Hub and a Hydro Zone in...
FERC News

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) staff have issued a report offering recommendations to help users, owners and operators of the bulk-power system improve their compliance with mandatory Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards, as well as their overall cybersecurity posture. According to the report: “The CIP Reliability Standards are designed to mitigate the cybersecurity and physical...