Dam Safety

Heavy rains falling in Mississippi are causing concerns, with warnings issued by emergency management officials in Oktibbeha County about potential failure of the dam impounding Okhibbeha County Lake. Severe weather hit the state Jan. 11, and the governor signed a declaration of emergency that day, saying, “The storms have caused damage and high flooding will...
Dam Safety

Éric Martel, chief executive officer of Hydro-Quebec, and Gaëtan Thomas, CEO of NB Power, have signed three agreements related to electricity supply, technical collaboration on refurbishment of the 660-MW Mactaquac hydroelectric generating station, and the construction of additional interconnections between the two provinces. The agreements were signed at the Mactaquac station, near Fredericton in New...
New Development

According to Chile’s Comision Nacional de Energia (National Energy Commission), a total of 747 MW of hydroelectric power is set to come online in the country in 2020, with an additional 313 MW to enter operations between 2021 and 2024. A BNamericas report says that among the biggest hydroelectric units is the US$3 billion, 531-MW...
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...
Finance

By Elizabeth Ingram The end of the year is the perfect opportunity to look back, to reflect on what has passed, before the new year when we naturally focus on the future. As I reflect on the news and issues we’ve covered on Hydro Review over the past year, I can identify five big trends...
Job Transitions

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...
Job Transitions

After nearly 15 years at the head of power and infrastructure EPC firms Kiewit, Chief Executive Officer Bruce Grewcock is retiring by the start of 2020. The Kiewit website features a letter written by Grewcock detailing the passing of the torch with the new year. Grewcock is only the company’s fifth CEO in nearly 90 years....