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Votorantim Energia upgrades data transmission at four hydro plants

Brazil’s Votorantim Energia has improved the transmission of operating data to national grid operator ONS from four of its hydro plants. The upgrades plants are Sobragi (Belmiro Braga, Minas Gerais state), Itupararanga (Votorantim, São Paulo),...
Ocean

Smart grid integration of ocean energy project launches in Canada

The Ocean Energy Smart Grid Integration Project has been launched by Canada’s Ocean Supercluster. The C$975,000 (US$760,000) initiative brings together a range of partners in ocean innovation to commercialize the integration of ocean energy...

Voith Hydro wins contract for 174-MW Asahan 3 hydropower plant in Indonesia

Mitsubishi Corporation has awarded Voith Hydro the electromechanical equipment contract for the 174-MW Asahan 3 hydropower project in Indonesia, which will be operated by state-owned utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN). Voith will be responsible for...

NYPA announces first milestone of 15-year life extension program for Niagara Power Project

The New York Power Authority today announced the first milestone of its 15-year modernization and digitalization program to significantly extend the operating life of its Niagara Power Project, the largest source of clean electricity...

Reclamation names Blaise Prebo Project Manager of the Year

The Bureau of Reclamation recently announced that Blaise Prebo is Reclamation’s Project Manager of the Year. Prebo is a project manager working in the Columbia-Pacific Northwest Region in Grand Coulee, Wash. The award, new this year, reinforces...

U.S. Department of Energy plans sixth CyberForce Competition

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...
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HYDROVISION Exchange adds exciting content; register now

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...
Norway

ABB and Statkraft to boost hydropower efficiency in Norway

Oslo-headquartered Statkraft has selected ABB to ensure the efficiency and reliability of its hydropower operations in northern Norway. ABB will modernize automation, control and power solutions at Statkraft’s Straumsmoand Innset hydropower plants. Both projects will leverage...

Hillsboro In-Pipe Hydroelectric Project completed in Oregon

The City of Hillsboro, Energy Trust of Oregon, Portland General Electric (PGE) and InPipe Energy jointly announced the completion of the Hillsboro In-Pipe Hydroelectric Project – the first renewable energy project featuring the In-PRV system. In-PRV is a...
Itaipu agreement suspended

Itaipu resumes plans for US$660 million modernization of 14-GW Itaipu hydroelectric

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...