Hydro

Correcting 5 myths about hydropower

What is keeping the U.S. from fully embracing a new generation of hydropower? Explained below are 5 major myths about hydropower.

WAPA using geospatial software for transmission line inspection

This week geospatial productivity and collaboration software developer IQGeo said that the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) will be using its solution to support its electrical transmission line inspection process. The WAPA team will combine the IQGeo...

US West prepares for possible 1st water shortage declaration

The Bureau of Reclamation also projected that Lake Mead will drop to the point they worried in the past could threaten electricity generation at Hoover Dam.

Millions pour into groups fighting, supporting power line

Money is pouring into the campaign battle over a $1 billion hydropower transmission project in western Maine, and project supporters outspent opponents more than 2 to 1 in the latest reporting period.

World adds record new renewable energy capacity in 2020

The world added more than 260 GW of renewable energy capacity last year, exceeding expansion in 2019 by close to 50%, despite the economic slowdown that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data...

New US DOE report offers pathways to support the electricity system of the future

A national transmission policy is one of several recommendations. A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides a suite of recommendations for improving the U.S. electric power system in light...
HVI Cancellation

HYDROVISION International postponed until July 27-29, 2021, in Spokane, Wash.

In light of the current state of civil commotion in Portland, Ore., U.S., and the ongoing pandemic, HYDROVISION International has been postponed to July 27-29, 2021, in Spokane, Wash. "We have been putting the safety...

Lawsuit seeks to stop construction of $1B transmission line

Three conservation groups are asking a judge to stop construction of a 145-mile (230-kilometer) power transmission line corridor to bring Canadian hydropower to the New England grid. The request for a preliminary injunction was filed late Wednesday by...

Clean energy industry applauds US President-elect Joe Biden victory

On Saturday the global clean energy industry breathed a collective sigh of relief as most major news outlets declared Joe Biden the new U.S. President-elect. Biden won the popular vote by more than 5...
Transmission Line with Blue Sky and Clouds

SMUD personnel X-ray high-voltage lines while suspended from a helicopter

SMUD's high-voltage transmission lines, in Sierra, deliver large amounts of power from SMUD's hydroelectric facilities to SMUD customers. Critical to the lines' capability are the splices that enable the lines to be continuous. As transmission lines are strung...