Small Hydro

Pacific Power has completed work on its 22-kW Wallowa Falls small hydro plant and will hold an open house on Sept. 28. The turbine-generator unit is located in a small log cabin nestled amongst the campgrounds, snow-capped mountains and gleaming waters of Wallowa Lake State Park. The powerhouse, which contains a Canyon Pelton wheel and...
Dam Safety

The navigation lock at Bonneville Dam was closed on Thursday, Sept. 5, after lock operators detected problems with the lock during operation. Engineers dewatered the lock Sept. 6, performed an inspection and discovered that the downstream concrete sill, against which lock gates create a water-tight seal, had cracks. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers —...
Rehabilitation and Repair

NorthWestern Energy has announced plans to upgrade its 8-MW Madison Powerhouse with the installation of four new turbine-generator units. The turbines and generators in the Madison Powerhouse, on the Madison River about 10 miles north of Ennis, Mt., are 109 years old. The original powerhouse building will remain in place, largely unaltered, while four new...
Marine Energy

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and Enel Green Power SpA (EGP) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the aim to encourage knowledge sharing in marine energy technology development and performance assessment and to drive forward collaboration in marine energy demonstration projects. According to a press release, the two parties shared the goals...
Business

Ferroglobe PLC announces it has completed and closed the previously announced sale of its 100% interest in subsidiary FerroAtlantica, S.A.U. to investment vehicles affiliated with TPG Sixth Street Partners.  The FerroAtlantica assets transferred include 10 hydroelectric power plants with a combined capacity of about 167 MW and the Cee-Dumbria ferroalloys factory, all located in the province...
Business & Finance

The appointment of Malcolm Woolf, as president and chief executive officer of the National Hydropower Association was officially announced to the HydroVision International 2019 attendees during the opening keynote session. Woolf has decades of experience in the energy and environment field, with stints with the Advanced Energy Economy, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, the National Governors...