Job Transitions

We are pleased to announce that Steve Davy, chief executive officer of Hydro Tasmania, is speaking during the Thursday morning utility executive roundtable session at HYDROVISION International 2020. Hydro Tasmania is Australia’s largest hydro company by volume generated, with more than 30 hydropower stations and a hydro consulting business, Entura, operating internationally. Hydro Tasmania’s mainland...
FERC News

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued guidance for the development of closed-loop pumped storage projects at abandoned mine sites, as well as a list of existing non-powered federal dams that FERC and other agencies agree have the greatest potential for non-federal hydropower development. Both actions fulfill FERC’s requirements under Sections 3003 and 3004...
Pumped Storage Hydro

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Water Power Technologies Office has announced four grand prize winners in the Furthering Advancements to Shorten Time (FAST) Commissioning for Pumped-Storage Hydropower Prize competition, which aims to help accelerate commissioning times and reduce cost and risk for pumped storage projects. “This prize sought fresh solutions and technologies from innovators...
Pumped Storage Hydro

Andritz reports it has signed a contract – as part of a consortium with the European construction group Strabag – with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to supply and commission the entire electromechanical and hydromechanical equipment for the 250-MW Hatta Pumped Storage Power Plant in the United Arab Emirates. Startup of the plant, located...