Rehabilitation and Repair

Itaipu Binacional, operator of the 14-GW Itaipu hydroelectric plant on the Brazil-Paraguay border, has resumed the procurement process for the US$660 million technological revamp of the project. According to BNamericas, the call for the 14-year modernization project was suspended in April due to COVID-19. Itaipu, on the Parana River, is the world’s second largest hydropower...
Dam Safety

Rezatec, in association with Detection Services, will provide geospatial analytics to monitor structural and environmental change at Hunter Water’s Grahamstown Dam until 2023. After a successful initial deployment, which proved correlation of Rezatec’s analytical insights with previous events and subsequent works, Hunter Water has moved forward with a three-year subscription to monitor the dam in...
Marine Energy

The UK’s Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has unveiled a new program to provide innovators and startups with the opportunity to develop solutions addressing critical challenges faced by the marine sector. The ADMIRALTY Marine Innovation Program will be led by the UKHO’s Research, Design and Innovation team and strategy consultancy RE_SET. Using ADMIRALTY data sets from seabed...
FERC News

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is seeking power industry comments on potential risks to the U.S. bulk electric system from equipment and services produced in countries considered as threats to national security. FERC announced late last week it was seeking comments on those potential risks. Among the topics sought from industry players include insights...
Business

Compañía Minera Teck Carmen de Andacollo S.A. (CdA) and AES Gener S.A. – the Chilean affiliates of Teck Resources Limited and AES Corporation — have entered into a long-term power purchase agreement to provide 100% renewable power for Teck’s Carmen de Andacollo operation in Chile. Carmen de Andacollo is a copper mine in the Coquimbo...
Finance

Global finance to developing countries in support of clean and renewable energy reached US$21.3 billion in 2017, compared with 2010 when international financial flows were US$10 billion, according to a new indicator under the Sustainable Development Goal 7. The new indicator, monitored by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation...