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...
Business

Brazilian power holding company Light is “actively working” on a divestment program, Chief Financial Officer Roberto Barroso told attendees of an investors webcast Friday. According to BNamericas, the goal is to sell interests in assets that are not wholly controlled by the group, such as Ganhães Energia, the 11,233-MW Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant and...
Finance

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. and the Pituvik Landholding Corporation announce the closing of a $92.8 million non-recourse construction and term project financing with The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company for the construction of the 7.5-MW Innavik small hydro project. Innavik is a run-of-river hydroelectric facility on the Inukjuak River near Inukjuak, Nunavik, in northern Quebec. The...
Business

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced that its plans to sell the 28.7-MW Crane Valley Hydroelectric Project in Madera County, California. PG&E’s Crane Valley Project was constructed between 1895 and 1920 by the San Joaquin Power Company, which later became the San Joaquin Light and Power Corporation. It consists of five hydroelectric powerhouses, as...
Small Hydro

The World Bank has increased funding for the Haiti: Renewable Energy for All Project by approving an additional $6.9 million for the initiative. The bank’s International Development Association (IDA) will provide up to $4 million of the additional financing as a grant, and $2.9 million will be provided by the Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme...
Small Hydro

The City of Hillsboro, Energy Trust of Oregon, Portland General Electric (PGE) and InPipe Energy jointly announced the completion of the Hillsboro In-Pipe Hydroelectric Project – the first renewable energy project featuring the In-PRV system. In-PRV is a smart water and micro-hydro system that generates electricity by harvesting excess pressure from a city water pipeline,...
Small Hydro

Orillia Power Generation Corporation, which is wholly owned by the city of Orillia in Ontario, Canada, acquired 100% of Shaman Power Corporation for $11 million on Oct. 1, 2020, adding three hydro generating stations to the company’s portfolio. The Shaman acquisition adds the Marmora, Elora and Fenelon Falls small hydro stations in Ontario to Orillia’s...
Small Hydro

Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s (SMUD) 2.7-MW South Fork hydroelectric powerhouse is now operational on the American River near Camino, Calif. Electricity from the new powerhouse will supplement generation from an existing powerhouse at Slab Creek Dam. Because the new powerhouse is a small hydro project (less than 30 MW), the electricity it produces counts toward...
Small Hydro

Private sector participation in the energy sector, small-scale hydro and mini grid opportunities, desalination as an option to secure water security and helping SSMEs with a toolkit are just some of the highlights of the Digital African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa agenda in November. The programme forms part of the upcoming ‘Digital Energy Festival for Africa’ which unites African...