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Ituango hydroelectric

Colombia group warns of “terrible consequences” as Ituango builders face dismissal

A change of contractors for Colombia's beleaguered 2.4-GW Ituango hydro project would lead to further delays and cost overruns while placing the country at risk of electricity shortages, the Antioquia Engineers' Society (SAI) has...
Money

BPA makes 38th consecutive U.S. Treasury payment

The Bonneville Power Administration made its 38th consecutive U.S. Treasury payment on Oct. 5, on time and in full. This year’s $1.05 billion payment brings BPA’s cumulative payments to the Treasury to more than...
DOE Secretary Granholm

U.S. Secretary of Energy announces new members of Secretary of Energy Advisory Board

Representatives of several companies with hydropower in their portfolios have been named to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB). Appointment of these new members is an important component of DOE’s...
Lake Cressbrook

Council endorses BE Power to progress to next stage for 400-MW Big-T pumped storage

The Toowoomba Regional Council in Queensland has endorsed BE Power Pty Ltd to progress to the next stage of the tender process for the council’s 400-MW Big-T pumped storage project. Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio...
BPA joining EIM

BPA takes next step to join Western Energy Imbalance Market

After more than three years of rigorous review and analysis, the Bonneville Power Administration announced it has decided to join the Western Energy Imbalance Market, in March 2022. "This decision aligns with Bonneville’s strategic plan...
Michael Avanzi

Avanzi named new general manager of Kaukauna Utilities

Kaukauna Utilities (KU) has hired Michael Avanzi as the new general manager, taking over from Jeffery Feldt who will soon retire after 20 years of service to KU and 40 years in the utility...
Dam safety report

British Columbia not effectively overseeing the safety of dams, Auditor General finds

The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia has concluded that the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has not effectively overseen the safety of dams in the province. The...
HYDROVISION virtual

Get virtual access to conference sessions scheduled for HYDROVISION International 2021

Next week, HYDROVISION International is hosting its Virtual Ticket, featuring six exciting content sessions that would have been presented at the 2021 live event. As announced last week, due to the current difficult conditions surrounding...
Itaipu hydro

Brazil creates state-owned company to operate 14-GW Itaipu hydro, nuclear plants

The Brazilian government has created a new public company that will manage the 14-GW Itaipu hydro plant, which Brazil shared with Paraguay, as well as nuclear plants and other assets currently operated by state-owned...
Malaysia map

Tenaga Nasional Berhad to develop 300-MW hydroelectric power plant

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has received a letter of notification from the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources for wholly owned subsidiary TNB Power Generation Sdn. Bhd. (TNB Genco) to develop a 300-MW hydroelectric...