HYDROVISION International

Two energy generating companies have signed on to be host utilities for HYDROVISION International 2020, which will be located in Minneapolis, Minn. U.S., this July: Minnesota Power and Xcel Energy. Minnesota Power, a division of ALLETE Inc., provides electricity in a 26,000-square-mile service territory in northeastern Minnesota. The company generates electricity using several technologies, including...
Dam Safety

Heavy rains falling in Mississippi are causing concerns, with warnings issued by emergency management officials in Oktibbeha County about potential failure of the dam impounding Okhibbeha County Lake. Severe weather hit the state Jan. 11, and the governor signed a declaration of emergency that day, saying, “The storms have caused damage and high flooding will...
Job Transitions

Sophie Hackford is clear that she doesn’t see her role as a futurist to be one where she makes predictions about the future. Instead, she tries to force people to think about how technology that exists today — but is in use in other industries — could soon impact their operations. “The future of the...
Job Transitions

Ken Hartwick, president and chief executive officer of Ontario Power Generation (OPG), will be speaking during the Thursday morning utility executive roundtable session at HYDROVISION International 2020. As one of the largest and most diverse clean power producers in North America, OPG owns and operates a generating portfolio consisting of 66 hydroelectric, two nuclear, and...
Technology and Equipment

By Rod Walton Give us your power plant case studies, your gas-fired turbine stories, your utility-scale wind and solar developments. POWERGEN International has opened its call for abstracts. Click here to find out more and to submit a potential session for the nation’s biggest annual power generation conference happening Dec. 8-10 in Orlando, Fla., U.S. POWERGEN seeks...
North America

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a bulletin through its National Terrorism Advisory System, related to potential cyberattacks by Iran on U.S. infrastructure, after Iranian IRGC-Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani was killed during an air strike by the U.S. A bulletin is intended to “describe[s] current developments or general trends regarding threats of...
Environmental

Kimberly Harriman is senior vice president public and regulatory affairs with the New York Power Authority. NYPA is the largest state public power organization in the U.S., operating 16 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. More than 80% of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower. She is responsible for community...
Finance

By Elizabeth Ingram The end of the year is the perfect opportunity to look back, to reflect on what has passed, before the new year when we naturally focus on the future. As I reflect on the news and issues we’ve covered on Hydro Review over the past year, I can identify five big trends...