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Southern Company announced that Chris Womack, executive vice president and president of external affairs, has been elected by the Georgia Power Board of Directors to succeed Paul Bowers as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Georgia Power. Bowers’ retirement is scheduled to coincide with the Vogtle Unit 3 fuel load, which is expected in...
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Bree Sheron, P.E., PMP, has been named the new Northwest hydropower program manager for HDR. Sheron is based in Portland, Ore., and is driving strategic development of HDR’s hydropower program in the region, leading multi-disciplined teams and collaborating with clients as a program and project manager.  “Hydropower is the world’s largest renewable energy source. With...
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Boralex Inc. announced that Patrick Decostre has been appointed president and chief executive officer, succeeding Patrick Lemaire who will retire on Dec. 31, 2020. Decostre started as the corporation’s first employee in Europe, where he spent 18 years building Boralex’s footprint and making it France’s first independent onshore wind power producer. “The Board is proud...
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The Hydropower Sustainability Training Academy launched by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) will expand and improve knowledge in hydropower sustainability. The academy builds on IHA’s 25 years of experience in developing guidance on hydropower development, as well as its expertise in delivering training and capacity building, according to a press release. The courses are based...
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Clarion Events’ leading energy events and media join forces The Digital Energy Festival for Africa kicks off on 20 October when four of Clarion Events’ leading energy brands join forces with an unprecedented six-week tour de force of quality content and engagement from one point of entry, making it the largest ever energy event for...
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Design firm Stantec has added Stephen Montminy to its power and dams team as the new regional business leader in Quebec. Leading a team of more than 300 employees throughout the province, Montminy will play a key role in Stantec’s strategic positioning, overseeing operations management and ensuring the growth and profitability of the business line...
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Most reports had predicted that the clean energy industry, which encompasses Energy Efficiency, Renewables, Clean Vehicles, Grid & Storage and Clean Fuels, would add more 175,000 jobs in 2020, but with the pandemic, the sector is now approaching the end of the year down 477,862 jobs as a stalled recovery plagues the sector. The sector...
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The New York Power Authority Board of Trustees has named Nancy Harvey, Esq. as chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer, a newly created position, to lead implementation of its aggressive new action plan to ignite and rejuvenate diversity, equity and inclusion at NYPA. The plan to move the public power organization forward toward a more...
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Hatch has appointed Francesca Ottoni to the role of regional manager, waterpower, leading Hatch’s hydroelectric professionals based in Ontario, Canada. Ottoni will be based in Niagara Falls and will lead the expansion of Hatch’s waterpower practice in the region, delivering practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable. Ottoni will also support Hatch’s waterpower growth...