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The erosion of foundation soil at the Zagorskaya 2 pumped-storage hydropower project was caused by the "inefficient performance" of the plant's impervious system, according to a recent statement by Russian utility JSC RusHydro.
Ontario's newest Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) expands the province's target for hydroelectric power from 9,000 MW to 9,300 MW, according to documents released earlier this week by Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli.
A fire inside the John W. Keys III Pump Generating Plant at Grand Coulee Dam has hospitalized one worker and caused another to be treated for smoke inhalation, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the California Water Resources Control Board have completed a memorandum of understanding under which the agencies are to coordinate pre-application activities for proposed FERC-licensed hydropower projects.
Under the new Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission already has approved exclusion of two proposed small conduit hydropower projects from its jurisdiction and has given preliminary approval to exclude 14 more, totaling 8.804 MW.
Humpback Hydro Inc. proposes a new pumped-storage technology that could be installed offshore in the ocean or in a large lake as a platform, without construction of a dam.
Government shutdown ends Congress approved a measure Oct. 16 that will suspend the U.S.'s debt limit until Feb. 7, averting default and providing government funding for agencies that were shuttered for more than two weeks. The legislation was approved 284-144 by the House before receiving an 81-18
Hearing about the catastrophic failure of a similar plant in Austria prompted Pacific Gas and Electric Company to proactively repair all three units at its 1,212-MW Helms Pumped Storage facility. This work, completed in 2012, will avoid a potentially serious accident that posed significant employee
Vienna utility Wien Energie GmbH seeks bids for tunnel rehab at the 9.58-MW Opponitz hydroelectric project on Austria's Ybbs River.
Pumped-storage hydropower projects may be the best means of storing solar and wind energy on the electrical grid, according to a paper published recently by Stanford University researchers.