New Development

Water authority Conagua says it will prioritize six dam projects in 2020 as part of a plan to “transform the Mexican water sector.” This includes construction of two new dams with combined investment of about MXN12 billion (US$530 million), complementary works for three existing or almost finished dams, and the possibility of reviving an older...
Marine Energy

Energy Cast is a podcast featuring some of the top experts across all links in the energy industry chain, including hydropower, renewables, generation, and more! Jay Dauenhauer created the show has been hosting Energy Cast for several years. Marcus Lehman is the co-founder and chief executive officer of CalWave Power Technologies, a Berkeley, Calif.-based startup...
FERC News

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff prepared a final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the relicensing of the Turlock and Modesto Irrigation Districts’ 168-MW Don Pedro Project and for licensing of the 4.7-MW La Grange Project. On April 28, 2014, the districts filed an application (amended on Oct. 11, 2017) for the Don Pedro Project on...
Environmental

Unprecedented heavy rainfall in northern Saskatchewan has put SaskPower’s 111-MW Island Falls Hydro Station in a state of emergency, according to a press release. Due to high water levels on the Churchill River, the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency (WSA) is involved in making release plans throughout the river system. As part of this effort, SaskPower...
Business

Five global renewables associations have issued a joint statement setting out policy priorities for a green recovery involving accelerated clean energy deployment, says the International Hydropower Association. Under the banner of the International Renewable Energy Alliance (REN Alliance), the associations representing the bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind power industries say a world powered 100%...
New Development

A consortium comprising local and international companies has presented the only offer to build the US$1 billion Portezuelo del Viento hydro project in Argentina’s Mendoza province. According to BNamericas, the consortium includes two Chinese investors: the China Gezhouba Group and state-owned hydropower construction company Sinohydro. They are partnered with two Mendoza-based construction companies, Ceosa and...
Europe

CorPower Ocean is establishing an R&D, manufacturing and service center for Wave Energy Converters (WEC) in Viana do Castelo in northern Portugal under a €16 million (US$18 million) investment plan. The location was chosen to support CorPower’s flagship demonstration project HiWave-5 and for the long-term development of supply and service capacity for commercial wave energy...