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U.S. DOE launches pumped storage hydropower valuation tool

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) recently launched the Pumped Storage Hydropower (PSH) Valuation Tool, a web-based platform that takes users through the valuation process presented in the Pumped Storage...
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Watson steps down as Pacific Hydro CEO

Rachel Watson, chief executive officer of Pacific Hydro in Australia, intends to step down at the end of the 2021 calendar year. Upon her departure, Domenic Capomolla, CEO of Pacific Hydro’s retail arm Tango...
Hawaii

Black & Veatch named owner’s engineer for West Kaua‘i Energy Project

AES Clean Energy selected Black & Veatch to serve as owner’s engineer for the pumped storage and hydropower portion of the West Kaua‘i Energy Project, which will be a critical step in helping the...
Pumped storage

Canyon Creek pumped storage selected for funding by Emissions Reduction Alberta

Sixteen shovel-ready projects, including 400-MW Canyon Creek pumped storage, will share $176 million in funding to accelerate Alberta, Canada’s economic recovery while supporting environmental sustainability. The projects were selected by Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA)...
Grid resilience

HydroWIRES report released on Hydropower’s Contributions to Grid Resilience

A new report has been released under the HydroWIRES Initiative from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office, entitled Hydropower’s Contributions to Grid Resilience. According to the HydroWIRES website: “Hydropower facilities can provide...
Coo-Trois-Ponts

Voith Hydro to upgrade three units at 1,080-MW Coo-Trois-Ponts pumped storage plant

Voith Hydro has won the order to upgrade the units from the Coo I section at Belgium’s largest pumped storage power plant, 1,080-MW Coo-Trois-Ponts. The project will take four years and will increase plant capacity...
Pumped storage Poland

Poland releases plans to build new, modernize existing pumped storage facilities

Poland will build new pumped storage power plants and thoroughly modernize the existing ones, which will significantly improve the country's energy balance. Joint actions for the development of fully ecological energy storage will be undertaken...
Seminoe Dam

rPlus Hydro names Stantec to lead feasibility study for 900-MW Seminoe Pumped Storage

Stantec has been selected by rPlus Hydro to conduct a detailed feasibility study for the 900-MW Seminoe Pumped Storage Project, located on Seminoe Reservoir about 30 miles outside Rawlins, Wyo. The proposed project will help...
Snowy Hydro

Factory launched to provide concrete segments for 2-GW Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro

Snowy Hydro has launched its Snowy 2.0 precast factory in Cooma, New South Wales, Australia, where 130,000 concrete segments are being produced to line the tunnels for the 2-GW pumped-hydro project. Snowy 2.0 will underpin...
Lake Cressbrook

Council endorses BE Power to progress to next stage for 400-MW Big-T pumped storage

The Toowoomba Regional Council in Queensland has endorsed BE Power Pty Ltd to progress to the next stage of the tender process for the council’s 400-MW Big-T pumped storage project. Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio...