Dam Safety

The low bid to build a secondary embankment on the Yakima County side of Priest Rapids Dam came in at $33.4 million, almost $13 million less than the engineer’s estimate, reports Managing Director of Power Production Ty Ehrman. The low bidder was IMCO Construction of Ferndale, Wash. Commissioners are expected to vote on awarding the...
Marine Energy

Representatives of the Politecnico di Torino and Eni have signed a memorandum of understanding to further strengthen scientific collaboration and undertake a joint academic initiative to study energy from marine resources. This agreement will involve the launch of the “MarEnergy Lab” research laboratory, which will investigate specific issues, enhance related understanding, and contribute to the...
Rehabilitation and Repair

AVZ Minerals Limited announces its 100%-owned subsidiary AVZ Power SAU has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ministry of Hydraulic Resources and Energy to investigate refurbishment of the Mpiana-Mwanga hydroelectric power station and associated power grids in the Manono Territory. The Mpiana-Mwanga station is located on the Luvua...
Job Transitions

Sophie Hackford is clear that she doesn’t see her role as a futurist to be one where she makes predictions about the future. Instead, she tries to force people to think about how technology that exists today — but is in use in other industries — could soon impact their operations. “The future of the...
Research and Development

The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has released a new report that examines several of the most notable policy approaches for accelerating the transition to a renewable energy economy and achieving scientifically-based reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The report — Advancing America’s Climate Leadership: Policy Options That Most Effectively Put Renewable Energy to...
Environmental

The Low Impact Hydropower Institute recently announced it had awarded low-impact certification status to one hydroelectric facility and recertified a second one: Hanover Pond Dam Project certified, from August 12, 2019, through August 11, 2024 Hoosic River Project recertified, from July 9, 2019, through July 8, 2024 The 220-kW Hanover Pond Dam project is on...
Technology and Equipment

By Rod Walton Give us your power plant case studies, your gas-fired turbine stories, your utility-scale wind and solar developments. POWERGEN International has opened its call for abstracts. Click here to find out more and to submit a potential session for the nation’s biggest annual power generation conference happening Dec. 8-10 in Orlando, Fla., U.S. POWERGEN seeks...
North America

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a bulletin through its National Terrorism Advisory System, related to potential cyberattacks by Iran on U.S. infrastructure, after Iranian IRGC-Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani was killed during an air strike by the U.S. A bulletin is intended to “describe[s] current developments or general trends regarding threats of...
Environmental

Kimberly Harriman is senior vice president public and regulatory affairs with the New York Power Authority. NYPA is the largest state public power organization in the U.S., operating 16 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. More than 80% of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower. She is responsible for community...