Vattenfall announces it has taken the guiding principles for its work on respecting human rights throughout the value chain and put them into the company’s first human rights policy.
The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania is awarding this year’s Carnot Prize to Cheryl LaFleur, commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). She will be awarded the prize in late October, two months after her departure from the agency.
Hydro Tasmania says it is accelerating detailed investigation of three key opportunities for pumped storage hydro development in the state as part of the Battery of the Nation initiative. Work has begun on a full feasibility assessment of pumped hydro development opportunities at Lake Cethana and Lake Rowallan in the northwest and near Tribute Power Station on the West Coast.
Submissions are rolling in, but to ensure we have the best content available for HYDROVISION International, we have extended the deadline to submit abstracts by one week, to Sept. 4. The original deadline was Aug. 28.
Imagine this scenario… your plant has just undergone a major rehabilitation of its electrical system. It’s had multiple rewinds over the years and digital control and excitation systems have been added. The system is experiencing an all-time-high demand, and so every resource has been brought on line to meet the demand. The weather is hot and there are thunderstorms in the area. Everything seems to be fine.
The Scottish Government has awarded Orbital Marine Power £3.4 million (US$4.18 million) to build the world’s most powerful floating tidal turbine.
The government of India has approved a proposal to declare the use of tides and waves to generate electricity as renewable power.
Brazil has included four hydropower plants among the projects that will receive support as part of the country's investment partnerships program, called Programa de Parcerias de Investimentos or PPI.
The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation has evaluated the potential environmental impacts of various alternatives to reduce seismic risks at B.F. Sisk Dam in California and says the recommended action will address potential seismic-induced destabilization of the dam, reduce safety concerns and maintain water supply deliveries to state and federal water contractors.