HYDROVISION International

By Elizabeth Ingram Qualifying members of the hydroelectric power sector are again eligible to take part in the Power Producer Training Program, giving them discounted access to HYDROVISION International 2020. The program is open to all those who work for eligible power producers, including: Utilities Independent power producers Municipalities Government agencies Crown corporations Rural and municipal...
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...
Jobs and People

Utilities that are operating hydroelectric assets worldwide know their facilities are critical infrastructure as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. And the personnel who keep these facilities operational are equally critical. As the U.S. Department of Homeland Security reports, the “critical infrastructure workforce” includes: “Workers who maintain, ensure, or restore, or are involved in the...
Business

African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa will now run from 24-26 November 2020, CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa Following the South African Government’s announcement of a national state of disaster and subsequent ban on public gatherings of over 100 people, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Clarion Events Africa (formerly Spintelligent) is rescheduling African Utility...
Jobs and People

Hydro Tasmania’s Chairman Grant Every-Burns has announced that Chief Executive Officer Steve Davy will step down when his contract ends later this year. Davy has served as CEO for almost seven years and has been with the business for more than 15 years. Before being named CEO, Davy was Chief Commercial Officer, managing commercial operations...
HYDROVISION International

By Elizabeth Ingram This year, attendees at HYDROVISION International 2020 can choose from four separate in-the-field technical tours to nearby hydro plants. HYDROVISION International, the world’s largest hydroelectric industry event, is behind held the week of July 13 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn., U.S. Monday, July 13, features three different half-day tours. Monday...
Jobs and People

Tim O’Connor will become chief generating officer of Xcel Energy effective March 31.    O’Connor currently is the utility’s senior vice president and chief nuclear officer, and Pete Gardner replaces him in that role. Gardner formerly was vice president of nuclear operations, since 2017. O’Connor joined Xcel Energy in 2007 as site vice president at...