Hydro

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...

IEA Outlook: COVID impact on energy demand felt for years

Global energy demand will drop five percent this year and carbon emissions by seven percent while the impact of COVID-19 on the sector will be felt for years to come, according to the International Energy Agency's...

Did California just admit its drive to decarbonize has a problem?

California was rushing toward what it thought was a fossil-fuel-free future when reality came rolling in like a solar eclipse, forcing officials to alter their plans a bit. On Sept. 1, the State Water Resources Control Board voted...
Dayton Power and Light Center

Dayton Power and Light opens Smart Operations Center in Ohio

On September 17th, Dayton Power & Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation, announced the opening of its Smart Operations Center in Ohio, the first of its kind in the United States,...
Electric Bill

Orillia Power customers to receive rate reduction thanks to Hydro One acquisition

Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution provider Hydro One Limited announced its acquisition of Orillia Power Distribution Corporation. The Ontario Energy Board approved the sale on April 30, 2020. As a result, Orillia Power customers will receive a 1 percent...
Fedex

Energy Cast Podcast: EVs could run on hydrogen

Energy Cast is a podcast featuring some of the top experts across all links in the energy industry chain, including electric vehicles, renewables, generation and more! Jay Dauenhauer created the show and has been...

Breaking: TVA rescinds decision to lay off IT workers, outsource positions

The Tennessee Valley Authority is immediately rescinding a decision to lay off Information Technology (IT) workers as part of a restructuring process announced earlier this year, on the heels of President Donald J. Trump's executive order to...

440-MW Cruachan Power Station to provide power system stability in Britain

Drax Group's 440-MW Cruachan Power Station, a hydroelectric pumped storage plant, has begun supplying critical system support services to keep Britain's power system secure. As part of a six-year contract, one of the generating units at...