Dam Safety

The upcoming HYDROVISION Exchange virtual event really does offer something for everyone, with nearly 20 different content sessions over four days, divided up by several topics. HYDROVISION International and Hydro Review are hosting this completely virtual experience on November 16-19, 2020. The HYDROVISION Exchange will kick off with a powerful keynote address — featuring Bonneville...
Jobs and People

Bree Sheron, P.E., PMP, has been named the new Northwest hydropower program manager for HDR. Sheron is based in Portland, Ore., and is driving strategic development of HDR’s hydropower program in the region, leading multi-disciplined teams and collaborating with clients as a program and project manager.  “Hydropower is the world’s largest renewable energy source. With...
Dam Safety

The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation has completed work on a safety project at Boca Dam. Boca Dam, 27 miles west of Reno on the Little Truckee River in California, provides flood protection for Reno and Sparks, Nevada. The reservoir provides water for irrigation, recreation, fish and wildlife, power generation and drought supplies...
Business

The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment has released a Joint Statement of Collaboration on U.S. Hydropower: Climate Solution and Conservation Challenge. According to the institute’s website, the statement is the result of a diverse range of organizations, companies, government agencies and universities committed to charting hydropower’s role in a U.S. clean energy future in...
Dam Safety

Skanska has signed a contract worth NOK508 million (US$55.5 million) with Statkraft Energi AS to refurbish and upgrade four dams and one flood gate in Norway. The dams impound reservoirs for the 15-MW Gråsjø and 130-MW Trollheim hydroelectric power plants in Surnadal and Rindal municipalities. The dams at Gråsjø are reservoirs for the power plant...
Jobs and People

Design firm Stantec has added Stephen Montminy to its power and dams team as the new regional business leader in Quebec. Leading a team of more than 300 employees throughout the province, Montminy will play a key role in Stantec’s strategic positioning, overseeing operations management and ensuring the growth and profitability of the business line...