Business

In 2019, more electricity was generated from renewable sources in New York than in all but three states, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Electric Power Monthly. New York’s 39.4 million MWh of renewable electricity generation was more than any other state east of the Mississippi River and accounted for 30% of the...
Finance

In a trend that is probably not unfamiliar to others generating electricity, the Tennessee Valley Authority reported that sales of electricity in fiscal year 2020 were about 5% lower compared to 2019, “due to overall milder weather and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.” TVA reported $10.2 billion in total operating revenues on more than 151...
Dams and Civil Structures

The Maryland Environmental Service (MES), on behalf of the State of Maryland, is moving forward with the first portion of the Conowingo Dredging and Innovative and Beneficial Reuse Pilot Project. Earlier this month, the Conowingo Dam Sediment Characterization Study Right of Entry was signed. Scientific reports confirm that Conowingo Dam has reached full capacity and...
Dams and Civil Structures

The Trump Administration has released the Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to increase water storage capacity in Shasta Lake by 634,000 acre-feet, or more than 200 billion gallons. This is enough water to support more than 6 million Californians annually. “President Trump has made investing in our existing infrastructure a...
Jobs and People

On the heels of yesterday’s announcement that CMS Energy’s current CEO, Patti Poppe is leaving the company, effective December 1, 2020, to take the position as CEO at PG&E Corporation in California, CMS Energy announced that Garrick Rochow will take her place. Rochow is the current executive vice president of operations. Poppe has served as...
Jobs and People

PG&E Corporation announced the appointment of Patricia K. “Patti” Poppe as Chief Executive Officer and member of its Board of Directors as well as of the Board of Directors of Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Poppe currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of CMS Energy Corporation and its principal subsidiary, Consumers Energy Company,...
Dam Safety

The Four Lakes Task Force (FLTF) and Boyce Hydro reached a settlement in connection with the condemnation litigation around four dams owned by Boyce Hydro. In accordance with the settlement agreement, the counties on behalf of the Four Lakes Special Assessment District, will obtain ownership of the Boyce Hydro properties, which are the Edenville, Sanford,...
Dams and Civil Structures

California Governor Gavin Newsom, Oregon Governor Kate Brown, leaders of the Yurok and Karuk Tribes, and Berkshire Hathaway-owned PacifiCorp announced an agreement to provide additional resources and support to advance the removal of four Klamath River dams and hydroelectric powerhouses. The project, when completed, will address declines in fish populations, improve river health and renew...
Dam Safety

The Lower Colorado River Authority has completed a nearly two-year project to replace each of the floodgates at its Tom Miller Dam in Austin, Texas, with new floodgates that meet today’s engineering standards. The original gates were installed during construction of the dam in the late 1930s. “We undertook this project to help ensure we...