HYDROVISION International

Clarion North America Energy announces a strategic partnership with the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA), the national trade association for companies that develop and deploy the energy storage technologies that are key to modernizing the grid. The partnership involves a well-defined content program at multiple U.S. events, including DISTRIBUTECH International, POWERGEN International and HYDROVISION International....
HYDROVISION International

Alan R. Hodnik, chairman and chief executive officer of ALLETE Inc., will be speaking during the opening keynote session at HYDROVISION International 2020. ALLETE is the parent company of Minnesota Power, Superior Water Light & Power, ALLETE Clean Energy and BNI Energy. Minnesota Power is one of two host utilities for HYDROVISION International in Minneapolis....
Business

By Jennifer Runyon The first ever documentary screening at DISTRIBUTECH took place in a mega-session on Wednesday and was followed by a great panel discussion about the future of energy. DISTRIBUTECH International attendees may recall the keynote speaker from two years ago, Michael Webber, who wowed the audience with a captivating presentation about the history and...
Business

By Rod Walton Several utilities and service companies are lauded for their diversity efforts in the new, expanded Bloomberg 2020 Gender-Equality Index. Bloomberg’s index now contains 325 public companies globally, up from 230 last year. The GEI tracks financial performance of firms that report on gender issues and show commitment to supporting gender equality through...
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...
Jobs and People

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...