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...
Business

American Electric Power Co. (AEP) is one of five winners of the AEIC Achievement Award for 2019, presented by the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies, for its Byllesby Battery project. The AEIC Achievement Awards are presented annually to individuals or groups of individuals from AEIC member companies or committees who have clearly provided significant contributions...
Business

(sponsored content) Indar generators will provide 296 MW to the Bolivian National Electricity Company (ENDE). ENDE Valle Hermoso S.A.’s Ivirizu Hydroelectric Project is located in the Cochabamba Department (province of Carrasco), inside Carrasco National Park (Bolivia). This project encompasses two cascade hydropower plants (Sehuencas and Juntas), both located in the Alta Cuenca of the Ivirizu...
Rehabilitation and Repair

A planned trip to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to attend the WaterPower Canada conference became much more, thanks to an invitation from David Murray, chief operating officer of Hydro-Quebec and president of Hydro-Quebec Production. Murray was a keynote speaker at HydroVision International 2019. While he was in Portland, Ore., last July, he extended to me the...
Job Transitions

Idaho Power’s Board of Directors has approved several changes to the company’s executive team, including promoting Lisa A. Grow to president of Idaho Power, effective Oct. 1. Grow will continue to report to Darrel T. Anderson, who will remain chief executive officer of Idaho Power and president and CEO of its parent company, IDACORP Inc....