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Forrest Kerr hydro project reaches commercial operation

10/24/2014

Canada's AltaGas Ltd. announced its 195-MW Forrest Kerr hydropower project in British Columbia completed a 72-hour testing period required to achieve commercial operation under its power purchase agreement with BC Hydro.

Voith Hydro names new president, CEO

10/24/2014

Voith Hydro has announced that Bob Gallo, current executive director of the Voith Corp. Service Center in North America, will succeed Kevin Frank as president and CEO.  

Worker strike cuts nuclear power capacity in France by 7 GW

10/23/2014

EDF says its French nuclear supply was cut by 7 GW Thursday when workers at several nuclear plants went on strike.

U.S. CO2 emissions drop in past five of eight years, EIA says

10/23/2014

Emissions reductions in the electric power sector lead a decline in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in five of the past eight years, according to analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Rhode Island Governor signs renewables energy legislation

10/16/2014

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed renewable energy legislation, Affordable Clean Energy Security Act, that includes provisions to advance regional development.

Center Hill tests new units for 135-MW hydro project

10/14/2014

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials determined that a Voith Hydro scale model turbine met or exceeded requirements for replacement hydropower turbines at 135-MW Center Hill Dam in Tennessee.

US stimulus money helps upgrade New York hydro station

10/14/2014

The federal government has awarded $2.8 million in stimulus money to Rochester Gas & Electric Corp. (RG&E) for improvements at RG&E's 8.5-MW Station 2 hydroelectric project on New York's Genesee River.

US awards $1.9M to four Indian tribes for hydro projects

10/14/2014

The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development has awarded $1.9 million to four Indian tribes for hydropower projects, including the acquisition of 194-MW Kerr Dam in Montana.

NV Energy seeks RFP for 100 MW of renewable energy

10/07/2014

NV Energy (NYSE: NVE) is seeking proposals to secure up to 100-MW of additional renewable energy resources that provide the greatest economic benefit to Nevada.

Voith Hydro to supply hydroelectric turbine generators

10/01/2014

Voith Hydro was picked to equip the planned 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric station in Manitoba for utility Manitoba Hydro.

Montana PSC approves sale of hydroelectric power plant for $900mn

09/30/2014

The Montana Public Service Commission approved an agreement for PPL Montana (NYSE: PPL) to sell its hydroelectric facilities to NorthWestern Energy Corp. for $900 million.

Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate

09/24/2014

The only thing rising faster than heat-trapping gases Tuesday were the statements of urgency by world leaders, who told each other at a United Nations summit how seriously they take global warming.

Xcel asks to delay Minnesota gas projects, but solar a priority

09/24/2014

Northern States Power told the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Sept. 23 that a recent downward revision its power demand forecast calls into question the need in the near term for new purchased power agreements for gas-fired capacity.

USDA invests in 8 renewable energy projects in SD

09/23/2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide funds to eight projects in rural South Dakota that focus in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

EIA: Nuclear, hydroelectric leads no-carbon power generation in Europe

09/22/2014

European countries have increased power generation from no-carbon sources from 50 percent to 56 percent between 2002 and 2012.

Vietnam delays nuclear power plant construction

09/22/2014

Vietnam has put off construction work on its first nuclear power plant.

Voith receives contract to upgrade turbines at Washington hydro facility

09/16/2014

Voith Hydro received a contract to rehabilitate and upgrade turbines at Washington Public Utility District's (PUD) Priest Rapids Dam along the Columbia River.

In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts

09/15/2014

Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass.

Energy policy takes center stage in Maine governor's race

09/12/2014

The three candidates for governor agree that energy costs in Maine are too high, but Republican Gov. Paul LePage, Democrat Mike Michaud and independent Eliot Cutler are deeply divided in their visions for the state's energy future.

Alstom supplies equipment for hydro projects in Canada

09/09/2014

Alstom has received major contracts to supply a transmission link for Canada's 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydropower development and transformers for Bhutan's 720-MW Mangdechhu hydro project.