On Tuesday, July 23 at the HydroVision International keynote, Vice President Marla Barnes asked the audience to close their eyes and envision their next vacation. “Are you sitting on a beach? Are you packing your family into the car for a wild adventure? What do you see,” she asked.
On Tuesday, July 23, about 30 HydroVision attendees had to privilege of touring the 136-MW Lewis River hydropower plant located at the Merwin Dam in Ariel, Washington. The dam was constructed in 1931 and has four penstocks, which today feed three turbines. The turbines were installed in 1931, 1949 and 1958, respectively. The fourth penstock, which was the focus of much of the tour, is for fish passage.
The HydroVision International event is now under way in the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, with more than 3,000 hydropower professionals from around the world coming together for four days of learning and networking.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a new operating license to Goodyear Lake Hydro to continue operation and maintenance of the 1.4875-MW Colliersville Hydroelectric Project
Plans are under way to rebuild one of Ontario Power Generation’s oldest hydroelectric generating stations, which was damaged by a tornado in 2018. Constructed in 1917, the 5-MW Calabogie Generating Station has produced renewable, low-cost electricity on the Madawaska River for decades.
Duke Energy will build and operate the new ground-mount solar power plant, to be named the Tippecanoe County Solar Power Plant
Ontario-based municipal utility North Bay Hydro Services has partnered with smart grid solutions firm S&C Electric Company to launch Canada’s first utility-scale microgrid system.
ABB is to deliver predictive maintenance solutions to Enel Green Power’s fleet of hydropower plants across Italy.
RP Global has sold a majority stake (90%) in its Portuguese hydropower assets – a portfolio of four small hydro projects -- to infrastructure fund Mirova. RP Global retains a minority stake and remains responsible for the plants’ operation.