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TC Energy to develop 1,000-MW Ontario Pumped Storage Project

TC Energy Corporation has reached agreement with the Department of National Defence that, subject to conditions and regulatory approval, allows for the development of the 1,000-MW Ontario Pumped Storage Project on federal lands. TC Energy...
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Voith Hydro completes modernization work on 1,000-MW Drakensberg pumped storage

Voith Hydro announces it has modernized three generators of the 1,000-MW Drakensberg pumped storage power plant and put them back into operation. The company received the order -- including design, installation and commissioning -- in...
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EPM says schedule for 2.4-GW Ituango hydro development could be further delayed

Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) in Colombia has revealed it could make further changes to the construction schedule of its 2.4-GW Ituango dam and hydro project as it scrambles to meet electricity supply commitments. According...
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U.S. state of Oregon enacts 2040 100% renewables target into law

Oregon has become the eighth state in the U.S. to enact a renewable energy commitment into law. Kate Brown, Oregon state’s governor, signed a bill mandating utilities and energy providers to provide customers with 100%...
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HYDROVISION speaker spotlight: Nadine Woodward, City of Spokane

Nadine Woodward, mayor of the city of Spokane, Wash., is speaking in the opening keynote session at HYDROVISION International 2021. The city of Spokane is hosting HYDROVISION International for 2021. Spokane is the largest city...
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Renewables became second-most prevalent U.S. electricity source in 2020, per EIA

In 2020, renewables generated a record 834 billion kWh of electricity, or about 21% of all the electricity generated in the U.S., according to the Energy Information Administration, coming in second to natural gas...
Ice Harbor Dam

BPA report: Lower Snake River dams helped region power through recent heatwave

During the late June heatwave experienced in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, the four dams and hydropower projects on the lower Snake River provided much-needed energy, balancing and contingency reserves. In addition, Ice Harbor Dam...
Dinorwig pumped storage

ANDRITZ to supply spherical valves for 1,728-MW Dinorwig pumped storage

ANDRITZ has received an order from First Hydro Company, UK, covering a contract for the supply of six new spherical valves for the 1,728-MW Dinorwig pumped storage plant in Llanberis, North Wales, United Kingdom. ANDRITZ's...
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Enel Green Power Guatemala to supply hydropower to McDonald’s for two years

Enel Green Power Guatemala (EGPG) will supply 17.52 GWh/year of sustainable power during two years to McDonald’s Guatemala, generated by EGPG’s hydroelectric power plants. The agreement that allows this renewable supply has been signed between...
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EC approves €30.5 billion aid scheme to support renewable energy production in France

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a French aid scheme to support renewable electricity production, including hydroelectric power. The measure will help France achieve its renewable energy targets without unduly distorting...