Marine Energy

Energy Cast is a podcast featuring some of the top experts across all links in the energy industry chain, including hydropower, renewables, generation, and more! Jay Dauenhauer created the show has been hosting Energy Cast for several years. Marcus Lehman is the co-founder and chief executive officer of CalWave Power Technologies, a Berkeley, Calif.-based startup...
FERC News

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff prepared a final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the relicensing of the Turlock and Modesto Irrigation Districts’ 168-MW Don Pedro Project and for licensing of the 4.7-MW La Grange Project. On April 28, 2014, the districts filed an application (amended on Oct. 11, 2017) for the Don Pedro Project on...
Environmental

Unprecedented heavy rainfall in northern Saskatchewan has put SaskPower’s 111-MW Island Falls Hydro Station in a state of emergency, according to a press release. Due to high water levels on the Churchill River, the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency (WSA) is involved in making release plans throughout the river system. As part of this effort, SaskPower...
Business

Five global renewables associations have issued a joint statement setting out policy priorities for a green recovery involving accelerated clean energy deployment, says the International Hydropower Association. Under the banner of the International Renewable Energy Alliance (REN Alliance), the associations representing the bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind power industries say a world powered 100%...
New Development

A consortium comprising local and international companies has presented the only offer to build the US$1 billion Portezuelo del Viento hydro project in Argentina’s Mendoza province. According to BNamericas, the consortium includes two Chinese investors: the China Gezhouba Group and state-owned hydropower construction company Sinohydro. They are partnered with two Mendoza-based construction companies, Ceosa and...
Europe

CorPower Ocean is establishing an R&D, manufacturing and service center for Wave Energy Converters (WEC) in Viana do Castelo in northern Portugal under a €16 million (US$18 million) investment plan. The location was chosen to support CorPower’s flagship demonstration project HiWave-5 and for the long-term development of supply and service capacity for commercial wave energy...
FERC News

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued an order granting an exemption from licensing for the 1.087-MW Strontia Springs Project on the South Platte River in Douglas and Jefferson counties in Colorado. FERC is authorized to exempt from the licensing requirements of Part I of the Federal Power Act small hydroelectric projects with an installed...