Job Transitions

Fred Jay Ayer III, former executive director of the Low Impact Hydropower Institute, passed away in late October. He was 72. He started his career at a furniture factory but then was hired as a draftsman at Kleinschmidt & Dutting Engineering, where he was asked to develop a permitting and licensing group to assist clients...
Business

Colombia’s Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) has launched a public offering of shares in its 19-MW Rio Aures hydroelectric unit, as it ratchets up efforts to raise at least US$1 billion from asset sales.  BNamericas reports that more than 2.5 million shares have been made available to investors at a price of 2,105 pesos (US$0.62),...
Small Hydro

Hydropower remains the largest source of renewable energy in the world, and it deserves a seat at the table during any discussions about the future of electric power generation. POWERGEN International is giving hydroelectricity a major seat at the table in New Orleans Nov. 19-21, with a Hydropower Knowledge Hub and a Hydro Zone in...
FERC News

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a preliminary permit to ECOsponsible LLC to study the feasibility of the 3-MW Caughdenoy Lock Hydro Project on the Oneida River in New York. The proposed project would be located at Caughdenoy Dam, an existing control dam 15 feet high by 550 feet long. The project would consist of: Three...
Small Hydro

Ghana may build more mini hydropower plants across the country, to increase power supply from the national grid, according to the Ghana News Agency. The agency recently reported that Mr. John Peter Amewu, Minister for Energy, said the country was migrating to mini hydro power plants as a source of power supply for communities when...
Finance

A series of crucial final agreements have been signed in Sydney for the long-awaited Tina River Hydropower Development Project in Solomon Islands, to usher in the start of construction. The key commercial agreements include the On-lending Agreement between the Tina River Hydropower project company and Solomon Islands’ Ministry of Finance & Treasury, as well as agreements related...
Small Hydro

Pacific Power has completed work on its 22-kW Wallowa Falls small hydro plant and will hold an open house on Sept. 28. The turbine-generator unit is located in a small log cabin nestled amongst the campgrounds, snow-capped mountains and gleaming waters of Wallowa Lake State Park. The powerhouse, which contains a Canyon Pelton wheel and...