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Ontario Power Generation releases Reconciliation Action Plan

Canadian utility Ontario Power Generation has released its first-ever Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), in which the company is committing to a continued journey of reconciliation with Indigenous communities. The RAP is aligned with the Truth...
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BC Hydro awards balance of plant electrical contract for 1,100-MW Site C hydroelectric

BC Hydro has awarded the $128 million balance of plant contract for electrical work at the 1,100-MW Site C hydroelectric project to F&M Installations Ltd. The company will be responsible for all remaining electrical work...

World Energy Outlook 2021: Transition to renewables not fast enough for net-zero targets

The International Energy Agency called for "unmistakable" action by world leaders to reduce emissions ahead of the COP26 Climate Change Conference, warning that the global transition to renewable energy isn't happening quickly enough to meet net-zero goals.
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WaterPower Canada joins alliance to help meet country’s net-zero emissions targets

Six associations representing the leading suppliers of electricity to consumers and markets in Canada announce the creation of Electricity Alliance Canada (EAC), a coalition promoting the power of electrification to lead the way to...
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Hydropower and Colorado: A winning combination

The State of Colorado in the U.S. is known to many as a beautiful vacation destination, but it’s also got a rich connection to the hydroelectric power industry. In fact, more than 200 rivers flow...
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IHA named 2021 International Association of the Year

The International Hydropower Association has been named International Association of the Year in the 2021 Association Excellence Awards. The awards recognize the essential work that associations, trade bodies, unions and professional organizations conduct on behalf...
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BC Hydro to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Utility BC Hydro in Canada has announced it will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from all employees and contractors working at a BC Hydro work site or facility across the province of British Columbia,...
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Webcast: Diagnostic Services: Hybrid Intelligence for Maintenance Optimization

On Oct. 20, Voith Hydro experts will present a webcast called Diagnostic Services: Hybrid Intelligence for Maintenance Optimization. Hydropower plants have moved from traditional operation to frequent mode changes and increased operation under suboptimal conditions....
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Five women with hydropower ties named to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women International list

Five women who head companies involved in hydropower generation have been named to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women International list for 2021. They are: No. 5, Catherine MacGregor, CEO of French group Engie In selecting MacGregor, Fortune...
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Bitfarms expands Québec mining operations with 13 MW of hydro power

Bitfarms Ltd., a Bitcoin mining company, announced it has increased its corporate hashrate to over 1.6 Exahash per second (EH/s) through the expansion of operations at its Cowansville, Québec, facility and electricity supplied by...