Business

In 2019, more electricity was generated from renewable sources in New York than in all but three states, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Electric Power Monthly. New York’s 39.4 million MWh of renewable electricity generation was more than any other state east of the Mississippi River and accounted for 30% of the...
Dams and Civil Structures

The Maryland Environmental Service (MES), on behalf of the State of Maryland, is moving forward with the first portion of the Conowingo Dredging and Innovative and Beneficial Reuse Pilot Project. Earlier this month, the Conowingo Dam Sediment Characterization Study Right of Entry was signed. Scientific reports confirm that Conowingo Dam has reached full capacity and...
Dams and Civil Structures

California Governor Gavin Newsom, Oregon Governor Kate Brown, leaders of the Yurok and Karuk Tribes, and Berkshire Hathaway-owned PacifiCorp announced an agreement to provide additional resources and support to advance the removal of four Klamath River dams and hydroelectric powerhouses. The project, when completed, will address declines in fish populations, improve river health and renew...
Business

In the largest municipal electric department purchase of renewable power in New England history, 21 public power entities from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont have agreed to purchase 200 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year of hydroelectric power produced by FirstLight Power in Western Massachusetts. The purchase agreement, structured and executed by Energy New England, will...
New Development

Don Sahong Power Company Ltd. announced on Nov. 4 that it received a certificate from the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Laos, confirming the commercial operation date of the 260-MW Don Sahong Hydropower Project. The run-of-river project began operating Oct. 1, and the 25-year concession period for the facility will end on Sept. 30,...
FERC News

President Donald Trump today named James Danly chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), replacing Neil Chatterjee who has served in this position since October 2018. Danly has served as a commissioner since March 2020. Before that he served as general counsel to FERC since joining in 2017. “It has been my utmost pleasure...
Business

Statkraft, a leading company in hydropower internationally, has signed an agreement to acquire Solarcentury. Together the companies are well-positioned for accelerated growth in solar and to become one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, according to a press release. Statkraft will gain access to a 6-GW (gross) pipeline in Europe and South America that,...