Job Transitions

Stantec recently announced several changes to its executive team, in support of its newly released Three-Year Strategic Plan. “Our strategic plan represents a sustainable path towards compelling earnings growth while enhancing and protecting our competitive position globally,” said Gord Johnston, Stantec’s president and chief executive officer. “The appointments we have made to our executive team...
Pumped Storage Hydro

Swedish-owned Ngonyezi Projects has entered into a non-consumptive water use agreement with Zimbabwe National Water Authority, which will see the installation of a 2,000-MWh Pumped Storage Hydro (PSH) facility and 300-MW floating solar PV plant. The location of the installation is Osborne Dam on the Odzi River in Manicaland Province. Storage is an essential part...
Job Transitions

Exelon Corp. has appointed Calvin G. Butler Jr., chief executive officer of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., as interim CEO of Exelon Utilities, effective Oct. 15. This appointment follows the retirement of Anne Pramaggiore, senior executive vice president and CEO of Exelon Utilities, which is also effective Oct. 15. Butler will continue to serve as...
Dam Design and Construction

Whereas Panama’s energy matrix was previously dependent on hydropower and diesel and bunker-fueled generation, BNamericas says, the introduction of natural gas and incorporation of non-conventional renewable energies has transformed this matrix. The reference scenario of state power company Etesa’s national interconnected system expansion plan (PESIN) forecasts a drop in the contribution from hydroelectric generation and...
Dam Design and Construction

Although opinions differ, it is generally accepted that the Upper Midwest of the U.S. is the birthplace of modern hydropower. The first hydropower plant to operate was installed in Michigan in 1880, and in 1882, the first hydro facility to serve private and commercial customers began operating in Wisconsin. According to the Minnesota Department of...