Event Coverage

As a consequence of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, POWERGEN International and DISTRIBUTECH International will be postponed to March 30-April 1, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. “This has been a difficult decision but the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, speakers, employees and the wider public is...
O&M

The AES Corp. will significantly up its stake in a Brazilian renewable energy co-venture, the U.S. power generation company announced Wednesday. Subsidiary AES Brasil will acquire an additional 18.5 percent interest in AES Tietê. Estimated price tag of the transaction with BNDES Participações is $246 million U.S. The financing is primarily secured through Brazilian banks....
Hydropower

Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO) has awarded Multiconsult consultancy contracts for the 222-MW Rumakali and 358-MW Ruhudji Hydropower and Transmission Lines projects in Tanzania. Multiconsult will undertake feasibility studies, prepare conceptual design and tender documents, and conduct environmental and social impact assessment studies for the two proposed hydropower projects and associated transmission lines. The...
Solar

A longtime state regulator and the founder of an energy consulting startup are President Trump’s two nominees to fill the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and maintain a bipartisan balance within the commission. Trump named Virginia Corporation Commission Chairman Mark Christie and Goodgrid President Allison Clements of Ohio. Christie was the preferred Republican nominee, while Clements...
Solar

Renewables continue to expand lead over coal & nuclear power Renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) produced significantly more electricity than either coal or nuclear power during the first five months of 2020, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of just-released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In May...
Hydropower

Large-scale hydropower capacity additions in China, and elsewhere constructed by Chinese companies, will help offset the falling share of hydro globally between 2019 and 2030. According to data and analytics company GlobalData, the share of hydropower in several major countries is estimated to continue falling but most of the largest upcoming hydropower plants are either...
Baseload

Wheelabrator Technologies announced that its fourth waste-to-energy, Wheelabrator Kemsley, has entered full commercial operation following a successful commissioning phase throughout early 2020. Wheelabrator Kemsley is a combined heat and power facility with a baseload electricity capacity of 49.9 MW (gross) / 44 MW (net) power, which will be provided to U.K. homes and businesses. The...
Hydrogen

Global power generator Uniper will work with General Electric on a long-term goal of decarbonizing the utility’s gas-fired power plants and gas storage facilities. GE Gas Power and Uniper will explore, assess and develop technology options for the gas-fired units. Those options include a wider use of carbon-free hydrogen in GE turbines and compressors at...
Hydropower

BC Hydro confirms that a worker at its 1,100-MW Site C hydro project work camp in Fort St. John, British Columbia, tested positive for COVID-19. The worker arrived from Alberta on July 13, and BC Hydro says this person immediately self-isolated after receiving their test results from Alberta Health Services on July 15. Northern Health...