Dam Design and Construction

Holter Dam was inducted into the Hydro Hall of Fame thanks to its long life of performing with high reliability. Successful construction of this dam, on the Missouri River in Montana, required a decade and two different owners. By Jo Dee Black Holter Dam and the associated 48-MW powerhouse — located on the Missouri River...
New Development

Inland Energy has submitted a request to Peruvian environmental authorities to modify the detailed environmental impact statement for the 228-MW Lluclla and 156-MW Lluta hydro projects and associated 500-kV transmission link. The proposed change entails using a 220-kV transmission line to transport electricity from the plants to the national grid, according to the environmental certification...
New Development

Peru added nine power plants in commercial operation in 2019, for a combined 204 MW, which takes the country’s installed capacity to 13,248 MW. According to BNamericas, hydropower was the principal contributor with the startup of seven plants: 7.5-MW Zaña, 1-MW Patapo, 86.2-MW Callahuanca, 20-MW Rucuy, 20-MW Chancay, 10-MW El Carmen and 23.7-MW 8 de...
Rehabilitation and Repair

AVZ Minerals Limited announces its 100%-owned subsidiary AVZ Power SAU has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ministry of Hydraulic Resources and Energy to investigate refurbishment of the Mpiana-Mwanga hydroelectric power station and associated power grids in the Manono Territory. The Mpiana-Mwanga station is located on the Luvua...
FERC News

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a preliminary permit to Premium Energy Holdings LLC to study the feasibility of the proposed Intermountain Pumped Storage Project in Millard County, Utah. The closed-loop pumped storage project would have a capacity of 1,200 MW to 2,000 MW and consist of: Two new reservoirs, a lower reservoir upstream...