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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Snare Hydro System worksite in NWT, Canada

By Elizabeth Ingram, HydroReview content director The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) of Northwest Territories, Canada, has declared an outbreak at the Northwest Territories Power Corporation’s (NTPC) Snare Hydro System worksite after...

NERC: U.S. power sector strong, yet increasingly susceptible to weather, cyber threats

The nation’s bulk power system faced massive challenges over this past year, including a deadline winter storm in the southwest and devastating wildfires, heat waves and tropic storms elsewhere. The power sector certainly failed in...

China reopening coal mines as electricity demand accelerates

Coal-fired power generation in China is bucking global trends and getting ready to get bigger. The nation’s National Development and Reform Commission last week announced that operations will resume in dozen of coal mines. The...

EIA: COVID-19 reversed recent residential electricity demand drop in 2020, but not by much

Although many people spent more time at home during 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, retail sales of electricity to the residential sector in the United States, calculated per capita (per person), averaged...

EIA: 2020 Energy sector CO2 emissions lowest in nearly 40 years

By Elizabeth Ingram, Hydro Review In 2020, as the U.S. responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, CO2 emissions from energy consumption fell to the lowest level since 1983. The 4.6 billion metric tons (Bmt) of CO2...

EIA: U.S. Fossil fuel consumption fell last year by 9 percent, lowest in decades

Fossil fuel consumption in the U.S., including power generation as well as transportation, fell in 2020 by the sharpest decline in more than seven decades, according to a new report by the federal Energy...

Kiewit close to completing 625-MW Hill Top CCGT plant in PA

The 625-MW Hill Top Energy Center is still expected to go online this summer despite the workforce challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor Kiewit reported that the combined cycle gas...

Coronavirus crushed U.S. clean energy workforce in 2020; 400K-plus jobs still lost

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only devastated the U.S. health care system, but it’s taken a long-lasting direct hit on the nation’s once healthy clean energy industry. A new report by BW Research Partnership indicates...

Salt River Project, Clark PU, FPL & PPL among top utilities in J.D. Power...

Several perennial leaders topped the regional segments of research firm J.D. Power’s latest annual survey for residential electric customers. PPL, MidAmerican, Kentucky Utilities, EPB, Salt River Project and Clark Public Utilities once again led the...

Leadership Summit: Video Interview with Black & Veatch Power President Mario Azar

Mario Azar has experienced the power generation industry from all sides. He has been cognizant of the past's lessons enough times to know the future beckons in many different ways. And how his company, Black &...

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