Hydropower

Andritz reports it has signed a contract – as part of a consortium with the European construction group Strabag – with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to supply and commission the entire electromechanical and hydromechanical equipment for the 250-MW Hatta Pumped Storage Power Plant in the United Arab Emirates. Startup of the plant, located...
Solar

On the eve of the September UN Climate Action Summit, young women and men around the world mobilized by the millions and told global leaders: “You are failing us”.  They are right. Global emissions are increasing.  Temperatures are rising.  The consequences for oceans, forests, weather patterns, biodiversity, food production, water, jobs and, ultimately, lives, are...
Hydropower

BC Hydro has announced a change to its governance structure, with Chris O’Riley moving into the role of president and chief executive officer after more than two years as president and chief operating officer. O’Riley was appointed president and COO in July 2017 after BC Hydro’s Board of Directors consolidated leadership, appointing Ken Peterson to...
Wind Power

By Bruce Einhorn, Thuy Ong and Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg Tens of thousands of people around the world demonstrated to demand action on climate change as a global movement backed by 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg got under way Friday. Students skipped school and workers walked off jobs to participate in the rallies. In a central Sydney...
Solar

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) this week proposed to modernize its regulations governing small power producers and cogenerators under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) to better address consumer concerns and market changes in the energy landscape in recent decades. Congress enacted PURPA to address the national energy crisis by encouraging...
Grid Scale

Laura Millan Lombrana, Bloomberg Marco Krapels left Tesla Inc. and started a battery company in a place that’s a hemisphere away from California’s rarefied clean-energy scene: Brazil. Krapels, Tesla’s former vice president for international expansion of solar and storage, now runs Sao Paulo-based MicroPower-Comerc. The company, backed by Siemens AG, is pushing to use big...