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Biden actions: Rejoins Paris Climate Accord, names new DOE acting secretary, FERC chair

In addition to presumably helping facilitate new U.S. President Joseph Biden Jr.’s executive order on rejoining the Paris Climate Accord, the U.S. Department of Energy announced new leadership at the top. The new president’s arrival...

Hydro Review: Viewpoints from the Board Room with Ken Hartwick, Ontario Power Generation

Ontario Power Generation is a large, diverse clean power producer based in Canada but with hydro generating assets in the U.S. as well. In this executive interview, President and Chief Executive Officer Ken Hartwick...
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Critical energy workers need COVID-19 vaccine sooner, FERC tells CDC

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requesting that specific members of the energy workforce receive the COVID-19 vaccine sooner, moving from Phase...
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Women engineers turn gender tide on dam project

Women engineers are breaking stereotypes at a major dam upgrade on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. The $24 million upgrade of Ewen Maddock Dam is being carried out by water company Seqwater, Hall Contracting and design consultants...
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Sustainability pioneer to chair hydropower sustainability council

One of the world’s leading experts on sustainable development, Dr Ashok Khosla, has been appointed as independent chair of the global council that governs sustainability guidance for hydropower. Dr Khosla will take up his new...

DOE names Hairston new BPA administrator and CEO

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected John Hairston as administrator and chief executive officer of the Bonneville Power Administration, the federal agency providing electricity in the Pacific Northwest. The appointment became effective Thursday. “John...
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Christie swearing in brings FERC to full commission

Mark C. Christie was sworn in this week as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission during a ceremony in the chambers of the Virginia State Corporation Commission in Richmond. Judge G. Steven...

NHPC Limited names Basu as director (projects)

Indian hydropower utility NHPC Limited has named Shri Biswajit Basu as director (projects), effective Jan. 1, 2021. Previously, Basu held the position of chief general manager, project monitoring and support group division, NHPC. Basu is...

Genex Power begins early works program for 250-MW Kidston Pumped Storage

Genex Power Limited (ASX:GNX) announces it has commenced an early works program relating to the 250-MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project (K2-Hydro). This follows the recent announcement of its Final Investment Decision and reflects the...

Hall selected as chief of Reclamation’s Civil Engineering Services Division #2

The Bureau of Reclamation has named Ernest Hall, P.E., chief of the Civil Engineering Services Division #2 at the Technical Service Center in Denver, Colo., U.S. "Reclamation relies upon the Technical Service Center for its...