Jobs and People

The government of Québec has appointed Sophie Brochu as president and chief executive officer of Hydro-Québec, as recommended by the company’s board of directors. Brochu takes office on April 6 and also will sit on Hydro-Québec’s board. Brochu replaces Eric Martel, who announced in mid-March that he was leaving Hydro-Québec to become president and CEO...
FERC News

James P. Danly (R-Tenn.) was sworn in as a commissioner of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on March 31. Previously, Danly was FERC’s General Counsel. He will serve the remainder of a term that expires June 30, 2023. That term belonged to Kevin J. McIntyre, who stepped down in October 2018 due to health...
Business & Finance

Webinar broadcast series Asia-Pacific – 6 April 2020 06h00 GMT | 14h00 (UTC+8)Europe – 7 April 2020 13h00 GMT | 14h00 (CET)USA – 8 April 2020 15h00 GMT | 11h00 (UTC+4)Africa – 9 April 2020 12h00 GMT | 14h00 (UTC+2) The utility industry has been tested in unprecedented ways by COVID-19. Utilities in the power...
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...
Jobs and People

With China being the epicenter of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, POWERCHINA International Group shared how it has supported the fight so far. POWERCHINA is a comprehensive construction group that offers solutions global energy and power, water resource and environment, infrastructure and real estate industries. The company highlights hydro power projects and industry chain integration. Company...
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...
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...
FERC News

The U.S. Senate has confirmed James P. Danly (R-Tenn.) to become a commissioner with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Danly currently is FERC’s General Counsel and will serve the remainder of a term that expires June 30, 2023. That term belonged to Kevin J. McIntyre, who stepped down in October 2018 due to health issues...
Jobs and People

After five years as president and chief executive officer, Éric Martel announced that he is leaving Hydro-Québec to become president and CEO of plane and train manufacturer Bombardier, starting April 6. “I would like to offer my sincere thanks to Éric Martel. Under his leadership, customer satisfaction improved significantly and the company adopted an approach...