Hydropower

Boralex Inc. has announced the commercial commissioning of its 16-MW Yellow Falls hydroelectric station, under the terms of a price-indexed power purchase agreement with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) for a period of 40 years. The station is located on the Mattagami River about 20 km south of Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario. “It’s with...
Solar

By Ewa Krukowska, Bloomberg The European Investment Bank adopted an unprecedented strategy to end funding for fossil fuel energy projects, in a move expected to support Europe’s plans to become the first climate-neutral continent. The board of the Luxembourg-based lending arm of the European Union decided at a meeting on Thursday to approve a new energy...
Hydropower

In a session called “Emerging Renewable Energy Technologies,” at POWERGEN Europe, three different tidal energy solution providers delivered the message that tidal energy has a place in the energy mix of tomorrow. Drew Braxland, Director with Atlantis Turbines and Engineering Services gave the audience a glimpse at the Raz Blanchard pilot array in Normandy, France....
Energy Efficiency

Calling all energy talent! The Initiate! programme, where many start-ups and innovators in the energy and power sectors got their flying start, is going global! Since its launch in 2014, as part of energy event European Utility Week’s practical programme on the expo floor, the platform has been bringing together start-ups, students, corporate executives, public sector innovators and...
Hydropower

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the government of the Kyrgyz Republic have signed a $100 million financing package to modernize aging equipment and improve power generation capacity at the 180-MW Uch-Kurgan hydropower plant. Uch-Kurgan is the oldest of the six hydroelectric facilities installed along the Naryn River cascade, ADB says, that together produce 92% of...
Solar

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Bloomberg President Donald Trump formally began the process of withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate accord on Monday, a move announced in 2017 that will take another year to complete. The State Department formally submitted a request to withdraw from the pact signed by roughly 200 countries on Monday, the earliest date Trump...
Solar

By Shery Ahn and Dan Murtaugh, Bloomberg Singapore’s state-owned power grid operator wants to build more connections to neighboring countries to tap their greater potential for renewable energy. Nations like Malaysia and Indonesia have ample spare land for solar panels and enough wind to power turbines, both things that Singapore is lacking, Wong Kim Yin, chief...