Marine Energy

Marine renewable energy company Verdant Power has installed an array of three tidal power turbines at its Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy (RITE) Project site in the East River in New York City. The deployment came as the first U.S. tidal power project licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, according to a press release. The...
Jobs and People

Southern Company announced that Chris Womack, executive vice president and president of external affairs, has been elected by the Georgia Power Board of Directors to succeed Paul Bowers as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Georgia Power. Bowers’ retirement is scheduled to coincide with the Vogtle Unit 3 fuel load, which is expected in...
Marine Energy

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, announced it has joined forces with the Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) to develop a large-scale tidal energy site off the Isle of Wight, England. This site will be eligible to bid into future UK Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocation rounds, according to a press release....
Rehabilitation and Repair

Technicians from Ecuador’s Turbine Research and Recovery Center (CIRT), using a high-tech scanning electron microscopy system, are carrying out investigations to determine the elemental chemical composition, morphological and particle size of the sediments carried by the Pastaza River. According to a press release published by BNamericas, water from this river is used for hydroelectric generation...
Controls and Automation

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced its sixth CyberForce Competition™, which challenges college students to compete in a realistic cybersecurity defense exercise, will take place virtually on Nov. 14, 2020. Argonne National Laboratory, which hosted the first CyberForce Competition in 2016, manages the competition on behalf of DOE’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and...
Research and Development

Wind and hydro have been secured for flexibility in a first of its type contract by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN). The contract covers 5.9MW of flexibility from four sites, one of wind and three of hydropower on the Isle of Skye to support the Scottish network operator’s system. This is the first contract...
Rehabilitation and Repair

American Hydro, part of Wärtsilä Corporation, has been awarded a contract to perform rehabilitation services and complete the upgrade and refurbishment of the Unit 5 and 15 turbines at Ameren’s 142-MW Keokuk Hydroelectric plant in Iowa, U.S. American Hydro designed, manufactured and delivered new 200-inch, 120,000-pound Francis-type runners for these units under a previous contract....
Controls and Automation

Several exciting speakers and sessions have been added to the lineup for next month’s HYDROVISION Exchange virtual event. HYDROVISION International and Hydro Review are hosting this completely virtual experience on November 16-19, 2020. The HYDROVISION Exchange will kick off with a powerful keynote address — featuring Bonneville Power Administration Interim Administrator and Chief Executive Officer...