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BPA signs agreement to enter Western Energy Imbalance Market

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) reports that the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has signed an implementation agreement to join the Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM). Under the agreement, BPA will join the Western EIM in 2022. “We...

Indar will deliver its most powerful hydro generators on record

(sponsored content) Indar generators will provide 296 MW to the Bolivian National Electricity Company (ENDE). ENDE Valle Hermoso S.A.’s Ivirizu Hydroelectric Project is located in the Cochabamba Department (province of Carrasco), inside Carrasco National Park (Bolivia). This project encompasses...

Kariba Dam spillway rehabilitation tender awarded

The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has awarded the tender for the rehabilitation of the Kariba Dam spillway to a consortium comprising GE Hydro France and Freyssinet International. Kariba Dam is located on the Zambezi River and is 128...

NWPCC says planned coal retirements may make power supply inadequate by 2021

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council reports that its 2024 Resource Adequacy Assessment finds power supply in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. is “likely to become inadequate by 2021 due to the planned retirement of 1,619...

Sustainable Marine Energy reveals plans for 9-MW Pempa’q Tidal Energy Project

Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) and Minas Tidal LP have agreed to co-develop their adjacent berths at the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) in Canada and will use SME’s PLAT-I floating in-stream tidal energy technology to...
Mary Powell will be stepping down as CEO of GMP and McClure will replace her.

Mary Powell stepping down as president and CEO of Green Mountain Power

Green Mountain Power (GMP) announced Mary Powell, president and CEO for 12 years, will leave the company at the end of the year after more than two decades of leadership in energy and innovation....

Ghana announces plans to build more mini hydropower plants

Ghana may build more mini hydropower plants across the country, to increase power supply from the national grid, according to the Ghana News Agency. The agency recently reported that Mr. John Peter Amewu, Minister for Energy, said the...

NYPA says trashrack redesign brings efficiencies to Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) says that, when complete, the installation of 78 new trashracks at its 2,515-MW Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant will “streamline plant operations” by significantly shortening the time required...

Report from the road: Visiting Quebec, Canada

A planned trip to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to attend the WaterPower Canada conference became much more, thanks to an invitation from David Murray, chief operating officer of Hydro-Quebec and president of Hydro-Quebec Production. Murray was...

ADB pledges $30 million to 20-MW Solomon Islands small hydropower project

A series of crucial final agreements have been signed in Sydney for the long-awaited Tina River Hydropower Development Project in Solomon Islands, to usher in the start of construction. The key commercial agreements include the On-lending Agreement between the Tina...