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Vattenfall launches human rights policy covering all operations

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.

FERC Commissioner LaFleur to receive Carnot Prize for contributions to energy 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.

Paul Koonce to retire from Dominion Energy

Effective Dec. 1, 2019, Koonce will step down as head of the company's generation operating segment to become executive vice president and strategic advisor, reporting to Thomas F. Farrell, II, chairman, president and CEO

Hydro Tasmania accelerating site investigations for pumped storage hydropower

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.
HYDROVISION International

Deadline approaching to submit abstracts for HYDROVISION International 2020

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.

M&I Materials announces high energy test laboratory to prove performance of excitation systems

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.

Scottish tidal power receives £3.4 million investment

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.  

Indian government declares ocean energy a renewable energy source

The government of India has approved a proposal to declare the use of tides and waves to generate electricity as renewable power.

Brazil to support construction of four new hydropower plants

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. 

Reclamation recommends alternatives for addressing seismic concerns at B.F. Sisk Dam

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.