Michael Harris's Articles

- September 17, 2014

Brazil Sets Concession Auction for 8,040-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos Hydro Project

Brazil's mines and energy ministry has published guidelines for the concession auction to develop the 8,040-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydroelectric project on Brazil's Tapajos River.

- September 15, 2014

Developer Shelves 65-MW Similkameen Hydropower Plant in British Columbia

Fortis Generation Similkameen LP has shelved plans to develop the 45- to 65-MW Similkameen River hydroelectric project on the Similkameen River in British Columbia.

- September 10, 2014

Iberdrola Modernizes 45 Small Hydro Projects in Spain

Spanish utility Iberdrola reports it has modernized 45 of its 92 small hydropower projects in Spain over the last three years.

- September 05, 2014

World Bank Calls for Greater Use of Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol

The World Bank has reviewed the use of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol for hydropower development, concluding that developing countries should make greater use of...

- August 29, 2014

Final Blast Removes Last Hydro Project on Washington's Elwha River

A final explosion Aug. 26 removed the remains of 12-MW Glines Canyon Dam, fully opening the Elwha River to salmon passage in Washington's Olympic National Park.

- August 25, 2014

European Bank Funds Poland Renewables, Hydro Project Refurbishment

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to lend up to 295 million zlotys (US$93.3 million) to Poland energy company Tauron Polska Energia S.A. for renewable energy investments...

- August 19, 2014

Water Releases from Lake Powell to Lake Mead to Increase, USBR Says

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will increase its water releases from Lake Powell to Lake Mead in Water Year 2015, following the recent completion of its monthly operational study.

- August 12, 2014

Construction Begins on Iowa's 36.4-MW Red Rock Hydropower Plant

The closure of the north tailwater area near Iowa's Red Rock Dam earlier signaled the beginning of construction on a 36.4 MW hydroelectric plant, Missouri River Energy Services (MRES)...

- July 08, 2014

Crown Estate Awards Seabed Rights for Ocean Energy Development

The United Kingdom's Crown Estate has awarded seabed rights for six new wave and tidal current demonstration zones, and five new wave and tidal current sites.

- June 30, 2014

Nautricity, Fundy Tidal Teaming up for Nova Scotia Ocean Energy Project

Ocean energy developers Nautricity Ltd. and Fundy Tidal Inc. have signed a memorandum of understanding to construct a 500 kW tidal power project in Nova Scotia's Petit Passage.

Michael Harris

Michael Harris

I provide daily content and updates for HydroWorld.com, which is the online extension of Hydro Review and Hydro Review Worldwide magazines. I am also responsible for assembling materials for our weekly electronic newsletter and video newscast...

Total Access Partners

Growing Your Business? Learn More about Total Access