A new basin-by-basin study released by the U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Reclamation highlights the impacts of climate change as it pertains to the hydroelectric power supply, health, economy, security and ecology of 17 western states.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that nine teams have been named finalists in the Wave Energy Prize — a 20-month design-build-test competition — and will proceed to the next phase of the competition.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission gave its unanimous approval for the proposed Great Northern Transmission Line last week, largely clearing the way for the 500 kV connector that will allow for the import of Canadian hydroelectric power into the…
The board of directors at Sacramento Municipal Utility District has decided not to proceed with construction of the 400-MW Iowa Hill pumped-storage hydro project.
Collection of articles covering safety and security of dams and civil structures
Research reports and study findings related to hydropower
News related to the marine hydrokinetics industry in North America for July 2015
The latest hydropower industry news from Canada
Collection of articles related to hydropower technology
The cost and schedule impacts of delaying investment in hydropower equipment to the point of failure can be severe. In fact, according to the results of a recent survey, costs can be 10 times higher than making the investment in advance of the failure.
Measuring water flow to generating units at the 1,520-MW Manic-5 powerhouse, with the goal of maximizing unit efficiency, is a monumental task but the long-term benefits could help Hydro-Quebec customers and establish industry-wide benchmarks.
Does the hydroelectric power industry change that much over the years? To find out, we took a look back at topics discussed in Hydro Review in 2002 and 2006, when HydroVision International was previously in Portland.
Financing Long-term Hydropower Requires Mitigating Risks Prior To ROI The long-term, relatively steady amount of money generated from producing power at hydroelectric facilities is alluring to investors, but developers must provide investors clear path…
According to a recently completed scoping study, the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. holds significant hydro development potential.
The Pacific Northwest of the U.S. is unique in that it contains a high concentration of hydroelectric power projects, more than many other regions of the country. This article features a compilation of some of the information previously published on th…
Resource development continues with a sustainable, living hub of information that could help streamline infrastructure-related regulatory processes being expanded to encompass hydropower projects.
I have learned a great many things over 30 years of working in the hydroelectric power industry: listen to plant operators, never second-guess engineers and look for allies in unlikely places. And most of all, I have learned that we cannot predict the …
Planning and foresight allowed the City and Borough of Sitka, Alaska, to take advantage of existing hydroelectric infrastructure to meet the needs of growing electrical demand.
The top hydroelectric power news for July 2015