Business

Compañía Minera Teck Carmen de Andacollo S.A. (CdA) and AES Gener S.A. – the Chilean affiliates of Teck Resources Limited and AES Corporation — have entered into a long-term power purchase agreement to provide 100% renewable power for Teck’s Carmen de Andacollo operation in Chile. Carmen de Andacollo is a copper mine in the Coquimbo...
Environmental

Citing the inexcusable environmental harm caused by irresponsible management of Electron Dam, Pierce County, Washington, Executive Bruce Dammeier has issued a letter imposing a series of mitigation steps the owners must take. Working with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Dammeier’s goal is to remove the 12-foot-tall wooden dam from the Puyallup River. The Puyallup River...
Environmental

Electric utilities in the western U.S. are dealing with significant impacts due to wildfires raging in the region, with 87 large fires having burned more than 4.6 million acres in 10 states, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Several utilities have released updates, including PacifiCorp, the California Department of Water Resources, Pacific Gas &...
Jobs and People

Paul Lau, a 38-year veteran of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, has been named to succeed Arlen Orchard as chief executive officer and general manager. Lau has been chief grid strategy and operations officer since 2015 and has been a member of the SMUD executive team for more than 12 years. Lau’s appointment, which comes...
Small Hydro

A run-of-river hydroelectric power station, photovoltaic installation and battery storage system have been combined to provide facilities in the Patagonia National Park with electricity from renewable energy sources, according to a press release from Tesvolt. The park, an important nature conservation project, was established by the founder of North Face, Douglas Tompkins, and his wife...
Jobs and People

Hydro Tasmania’s Chairman Grant Every-Burns announced that Evangelista Albertini has been appointed to the role of chief executive officer, replacing Steve Davy who announced earlier this year that he would not seek reappointment to the position. Albertini commenced as CEO on Sept. 5. Albertini was most recently chief asset management and investment officer at Hydro...