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Veresen to sell hydroelectric plant in New York state for US$61 million

- Veresen Inc. says it has lined up a buyer for its Glen Park hydroelectric plant in northern New York state. The Calgary-based company didn't identify the buyer in Monday's announcement but said it will get US$61 million plus working capital when the deal closes, which is expected in the third quarter of this year. The transaction requires approvals, including from the U.S. Federal ... More...

Ohio Company to Build Power Plant At Tygart Dam

- Advanced Hydro Solutions of Beachwood, Ohio, has been granted a permit from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build and operate a 30-megawatt hydroelectric plant at the Tygart Dam near Grafton. More...

Massachusetts bill would encourage hydropower, offshore wind

- Canadian hydropower and offshore wind projects would become more prominent pieces of the state's overall energy landscape under a long-awaited bill House lawmakers unveiled Monday. More...
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Hydropower Project Upgrades Announced

- WEST SPRINGFIELD - State energy officials announced more than $1 million in funding to support upgrades to hydroelectric facilities in three communities. More...

Siemens wins new steam turbine module order with Drax Power in the UK

Siemens Energy, Inc. - Siemens Energy Service Fossil in Newcastle has won a new multi-million pound order for the supply and installation of three intermediate pressure (IP) steam turbine modules with Drax Power Limited, owner of the UK's largest power station. more...

ScottMadden Issues New Energy Industry Update

ScottMadden, Inc. - ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, recently released The Energy Industry Update. more...

Articles 

By Harry Valentine
On: January 18, 2016
A European climate researcher group recently advised that changing weather patterns could adversely affect future hydroelectric and thermal power generation between 2040 and 2069, both of which depend on water. more...
By Harry Valentine
On: September 17, 2015
In prior articles, I wrote about the vulnerability of the nation's electrical grid. After all, the picture of the U.S. energy infrastructure is far from rosy. more...
By Harry Valentine
On: September 3, 2015
A long-proven, water-driven pump technology offers possible application for low-cost pumped storage for small-scale decentralized (distributed) power generation involving small hydro installations where water storage capacity is restricted and where power is required only intermittently, more...
By Harry Valentine
On: August 28, 2014
Several years ago, a summer drought caused water levels to drop to near critical levels in the James Bay hydroelectric power dams of Hydro Quebec, a utility that exports a large portion of its generating more...
By Kristopher Settle
On: July 1, 2013
A pipeline connecting Canadian resources to the American shoreline is only a step or two away from fruition, with federal permits and local opposition representing the largest stumbling blocks. Sound familiar? more...

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