Finance

Ocean Renewable Power Company, Inc. (ORPC) reports it has closed on commitments for $7.5 million in private equity, allowing it to expand its business development and sales focus in the U.S., Canada and Chile, and, according to management, position the company for growth and profitability. “With our first commercial product launched, we are thrilled to secure the growth capital needed to expand our business development and...
New Development

Meridiam has signed a concession contract with the government of Gabon for the 34-MW run-of-river Kinguele Aval hydropower plant. Located on the Mbei River, 100 km east of the capital city of Libreville, the Kinguele Aval Hydropower Project will deliver about 13% of the electricity needs of Libreville. This power plant will help replace thermal...
Job Transitions

We are pleased to announce that Steve Davy, chief executive officer of Hydro Tasmania, is speaking during the Thursday morning utility executive roundtable session at HYDROVISION International 2020. Hydro Tasmania is Australia’s largest hydro company by volume generated, with more than 30 hydropower stations and a hydro consulting business, Entura, operating internationally. Hydro Tasmania’s mainland...
New Development

Paul Jacob is president and chief executive officer of Rye Development. The company is focused on developing new low-impact hydropower and energy storage in the U.S., with two potential pumped storage hydropower sites in the pipeline in Oregon and Washington. It is working to develop 22 conventional hydro projects in six states: Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi,...
Rehabilitation and Repair

The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation is conducting rehabilitation of components of the turbines and generators at its 2,078-MW Hoover powerplant. The Hoover hydropower plant is on the Colorado River between Nevada and Arizona in the U.S. The powerhouse contains 17 turbine-generator units. According to data published on FedBizOpps.gov, Reclamation wants to repair/remanufacture,...
Business

The 24-MW Miljacka hydroelectric project in Croatia has operated continuously since 1906, originally to provide electricity for a carbide factory. For its historic significance, Miljacka was inducted into the Hydro Hall of Fame in 2018. By Marijo Kraljevic The hydropower plant now called Miljacka (formerly named Manojlovac until the 1990s, after the waterfall at which...
Dam Safety

As part of a statewide effort in California to reduce seismic and hydrologic risk to State Water Project facilities, the California Department of Water Resources’ Castaic Dam Modernization Program begins this week with an assessment of a stream release structure. DWR will assess the integrity of a 60-foot-wide rectangular concrete chute used to pass natural...