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EPRI names board chair

Quinones elected chair of Electric Power Research Institute

04/17/2015

Gil C. Quinones has been elected chairman of the Board of Directors for the Electric Power Research Institute.

OWA Helps Further Aboriginal Access to Engineering

04/14/2015

The Ontario Waterpower Association is demonstrating -- through its involvement in a program called Aboriginal Access to Engineering -- its organizational view that all people in Ontario have a stake in waterpower.

Let’s talk about money

04/09/2015

Money. It makes the world go ‘round.

Including Pumped Storage Hydro in Long-Term Generation Planning

04/06/2015

A simplified method is available for evaluating the role of pumped-storage hydro plants in a utility's long-term planning. The method, previously used for ranking conventional power plants, can be adapted for quick analysis of the competitiveness of pumped-storage projects.

Integrated Modeling Technology -- Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Return on Hydro

04/06/2015

The International Energy Agency predicts hydropower capacity doubling to 2000 GW by 2050 and, whilst the opportunities are great, development of hydropower undoubtedly poses complex challenges and risks.

UNEP report quantifies small hydro investment

Report quantifies contribution of small hydro to global renewables investments

04/02/2015 According to the Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015 report, 2014 brought a rebound of green energy investments worldwide, surging 17% to $270.2 billion. This reversed the investment dip of the past two years. In addition, renewables (excluding large hydro) reached 100 GW of install...

Mining giant Vale shedding Belo Monte hydropower project shares

04/02/2015

Brazilian power corporation Cemig Geracao e Transmissao SA has made a deal to acquire a 49% stake in the massive Belo Monte hydropower project from mining company Vale.

Hydro to be included in Montana RPS

Montana considers bill to include existing hydro in its RPS

03/31/2015 The Governor of Montana currently is considering a bill that would revise the Montana Renewable Power Production and Rural Economic Development Act to, among other things, include existing hydroelectric resources in the definition of “eligible renewable resource” under the state’s renewable portf...

Brazilian drought costs CPFL about US$53 million in lost revenue

03/30/2015

Brazilian renewables developer CPFL Energias Renováveis S.A. (CPFL) lost about US$53 million in 2014, in part, because of increased spending to offset its loss of energy produced from its hydroelectric facilities.  

SMUD announces executive team changes

Hydro project operator SMUD announces several changes to executive team

03/30/2015

Several executive appointments have been made, along with changes in the organizational structure, at hydro project operator Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

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