Business

Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy announced it has rescheduled indefinitely its energy and transmission auctions, previously planned for the upcoming months. According to BNamericas, the decree was published in the Official Gazette and is a response to “the international public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.” Specifically, the government has postponed six events:...
New Development

Norwegian energy company Statkraft has put three construction projects on hold due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The projects on hold are the 100-MW Tidong hydropower project in India, the 52-MW Los Lagos hydropower project in Chile, and the 43-MW Windy Rig wind farm in Scotland. The Tidong hydropower project was acquired by Statkraft in 2018...
Business & Finance

Webinar broadcast series Asia-Pacific – 6 April 2020 06h00 GMT | 14h00 (UTC+8)Europe – 7 April 2020 13h00 GMT | 14h00 (CET)USA – 8 April 2020 15h00 GMT | 11h00 (UTC+4)Africa – 9 April 2020 12h00 GMT | 14h00 (UTC+2) The utility industry has been tested in unprecedented ways by COVID-19. Utilities in the power...
Jobs and People

With China being the epicenter of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, POWERCHINA International Group shared how it has supported the fight so far. POWERCHINA is a comprehensive construction group that offers solutions global energy and power, water resource and environment, infrastructure and real estate industries. The company highlights hydro power projects and industry chain integration. Company...
Finance

Exelon Corporation, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) have all confirmed donations intended to aid customers and others during the COVID-19 outbreak. These donations are in addition to the delay of payment and suspension of disconnection that many utilities are offering worldwide. Exelon, and its family companies, are donating $1.15 million...
Business

The National Hydropower Association says that due to the impacts and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have decided to cancel Waterpower Week in Washington 2020 and postpone the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) to 2021. In a statement on its website, NHA said: “As you know, the safety of our staff and attendees...
Business

The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation has temporarily suspended public visitation to Hoover Dam because of an inability to implement “social distancing” standards recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Reclamation says Hoover Dam and the associated 2,078-MW hydro powerhouse, including the visitor center...
Business

African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa will now run from 24-26 November 2020, CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa Following the South African Government’s announcement of a national state of disaster and subsequent ban on public gatherings of over 100 people, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Clarion Events Africa (formerly Spintelligent) is rescheduling African Utility...