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%...
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...
HYDROVISION International

After gathering extensive insight from the global hydroelectric power community, HYDROVISION International, in partnership with its media brand Hydro Review, is launching a new platform to provide timely and informative programming year-round: the HYDRO+ Series. Our world has changed more than we could have imagined over the past few months, and one result is that...
Jobs and People

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council has named Bill Edmonds its new executive director, replacing Steve Crow, who will retire in August after serving 25 years in the position. Most recently, Edmonds was director of environmental management and sustainability at NW Natural. In this position, he worked with an interdisciplinary team on a strategy to...
Technology and Equipment

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Daniel R Simmons has announced the launch of the Innovations in Advanced Manufacturing for Hydropower (I AM Hydro) Prize, a competition designed to lower costs and improve the performance of hydropower components and facilities by using advanced manufacturing. Additionally, in partnership...
Business & Finance

The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) last week released its national scientific poll that indicates three out of four voters want options and choice when selecting their energy suppliers. The results were released in conjunction with National Energy Shopping Day. “National Energy Shopping Day was created to educate consumers, regulators, and legislators on the benefits...