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FERC issues new operating license for 1.2-MW Municipal Hydroelectric Project in Virginia

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a new operating license to the city of Radford to continue operation and maintenance of the 1.2-MW Municipal Hydroelectric Project.

Australia facing energy reliability challenges says report

A report from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is a stark reminder of the reliability challenges facing the country’s National Electricity Market (NEM). 

Here’s your chance to watch several video interviews with hydro industry influencers

A video studio set up in the exhibit hall at HydroVision International 2019 provided us with a great opportunity to interview many influential and inspirational members of the hydroelectric industry who attended this event.

The digital transformation of the power plant: It’s a twin-twin situation

Those utilities with people who are either speaking or helped author the Digital Transformation papers selected by POWERGEN include Duke Energy, Cleco, Enel, AES, Korea South-East and Southern Co.

U.S. women do not feel encouraged to pursue STEM careers — report

Technology and engineering firm Emerson has released the results of a study conducted to understand the skilled workforce gap within the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) industries and how the gap can be addressed.

Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority conducting drawdown of four lakes with hydro generation

To help ensure the safety of surrounding communities, the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) in Texas has begun a systematic drawdown of the Guadalupe Valley Lakes. Third-party engineering assessments have determined a drawdown is the only available option for minimizing the risks associated with the aging dams.

Video insights from HydroVision International: David Murray with Hydro-Quebec

David Murray, chief operating officer of Hydro-Quebec and president of Hydro-Quebec Production, was a keynote speaker at HydroVision International 2019, where he gave an engaging presentation on environmental challenges and the role of hydropower in keeping our electricity green and low-cost.

University of Notre Dame breaks ground on 2.5-MW hydroelectric generation facility

The University of Notre Dame and South Bend’s Venues Parks & Arts have broken ground on a 2.5-MW hydroelectric generation facility at an existing city-owned dam on the St. Joseph River in downtown South Bend, Ind.

SMUD board of directors’ vote signals intent to purchase PG&E’s Chili Bar hydroelectric project

In a joint announcement made by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, the SMUD board of directors voted late last week at its regular meeting to approve a resolution signaling intent by SMUD to purchase a PG&E hydroelectric powerhouse and reservoir on the South Fork of the American River.

DEWA awards AED 1.437 billion contract for 250-MW pumped storage station in Hatta

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded an AED1.437 billion (US$391.3 million) construction contract for the 250-MW Hatta pumped-storage hydroelectric power station to a consortium of Strabag Dubai LLC, Strabag AG, Andritz Hydro and Ozkar.