States in the northeastern U.S. can transition to low-carbon electricity at a lower cost by using hydropower reservoirs in Quebec, Canada, for energy storage, says a new MIT study. The study argues that Quebec’s hydropower reservoirs are best seen by northeastern states as a virtual energy storage resource rather than a continuous energy source. In...
On Tuesday, July 23 at the HydroVision International keynote, Vice President Marla Barnes asked the audience to close their eyes and envision their next vacation. “Are you sitting on a beach? Are you packing your family into the car for a wild adventure? What do you see,” she asked.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities has issued an order approving long-term contracts for 9,554,940 MWh annually of hydropower between H.Q. Energy Services (U.S.) Inc. and the Commonwealth’s electric distribution companies through the New England Clean Energy Connect 100% Hydro project (NECEC Hydro).
With HydroVision International always located somewhere in the U.S. – minus our one foray to Canada more than a decade ago – people often have the impression that we are not truly an international event.
The successful negotiation of contracts this week move Hydro-Quebec's plan to export surplus hydroelectric power into the New England region of the United States one step closer to fruition.
Coastal Massachusetts is blustery enough that a robust offshore wind system could power a residential and commercial electricity load that is 20 times larger than exists today.
There is so much buzz these days about bitcoin mining, particularly with regard to the high amount of energy required and how hydropower can help.
On the global stage, China is the leading market for wind energy. With wind capacity of 168.7 GW at the end of 2016, it held a market share in new deployments of over 42 percent. China’s commitment to renewables, with a focus on wind, doesn’t show signs of ebbing: aiming for 20 percent of its energy needs to be met with clean energy by 2030 and pledging to invest US$367 billion in renewables by 2020, MAKE Consulting predicts China averaging over 25 GW of new wind capacity annually for the next decade.
Over a seven-year period in a deal worth an estimated C$1 billion (US$750 million), Ontario will be allowed to annually import up to 2 TWh of hydropower from Quebec, including access to energy from pumped-storage facilities in Quebec.
If parties to the UN Framework on Climate Change reach a binding agreement on climate at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) in December, these five clean technology innovations would go a long way in supporting implementation of that agreement