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Development of an online model to assist with hydro operator training should help Portland General Electric ensure reliable operation of its West Side Hydroelectric Project. By Christopher Goodell, Nathan Katz and Balaji Kannan Portland General Electric’s (PGE) West Side Hydroelectric (WSH) Project in Oregon consists of six dams on the Clackamas River that impound water...
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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...
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Fred Jay Ayer III, former executive director of the Low Impact Hydropower Institute, passed away in late October. He was 72. He started his career at a furniture factory but then was hired as a draftsman at Kleinschmidt & Dutting Engineering, where he was asked to develop a permitting and licensing group to assist clients...
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Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) announced that its new chief executive officer will be Damilola Ogunbiyi, current managing director of the Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency (REA).   The news followed United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres announcing the appointment of Ogunbiyi as his Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy. She will...
Dams and Civil Structures

Nominations for the Women with Hydro Vision awards program are now open at HydroReview.com. The Women with Hydro Vision program is designed to recognize exemplary women who have made or are continuing to make significant contributions to the hydroelectric power industry. Nominations for the 2020 Women with Hydro Vision program are due by the end of day Friday, Jan. 31, 2020,...
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Exelon Corp. has appointed Calvin G. Butler Jr., chief executive officer of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., as interim CEO of Exelon Utilities, effective Oct. 15. This appointment follows the retirement of Anne Pramaggiore, senior executive vice president and CEO of Exelon Utilities, which is also effective Oct. 15. Butler will continue to serve as...