The PennWell Hydro Group is pleased to announce the inaugural class of recipients of the Women with Hydro Vision award.
Consider these facts*:— One-fifth of all electricity produced worldwide comes from renewable sources.— Of that 20%, hydropower is … far and away … the leading contributor (80% of the 20% comes from hydro).— In North America, more than 500 MW of new hydropower was added to the grid in 2010.— During 2010, the first commercial-scale, grid-connected wave generator marked its 10th year of operation, having fed electricity into the grid for about 60,000 hours and achieving an average annual availability of 95%.
Mavel Americas Inc., a unit of Czech Republic-based hydro turbine manufacturer Mavel, has announced that Bruce Sellars has joined the firm as a regional sales representative.
New incentives have led to a number of proposals to build small hydropower projects in the U.S. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is considering reforms aimed at streamlining the licensing process for the developers of those projects.