GE Renewable Energy to upgrade pair of units at OPG’s 205-MW Little Long hydroelectric plant.

GE Renewable Energy to upgrade pair of units at OPG’s 205-MW Little Long hydroelectric plant.

Canadian utility Ontario Power Generation has awarded a contract to GE Renewable Energy to perform a major overhaul and upgrade of two units at its 205-MW Little Long hydroelectric plant near Kapuskasing, Ontario. The deal, announced during HydroVision International 2017, will see GE Renewable Energy replace the switchgear and electrical components for Little Long’s 65 W Unit 1 […]

23.2-MW Hydro-Canyon Saint-Joachim facility in Canada has entered commercial operation.

23.2-MW Hydro-Canyon Saint-Joachim facility in Canada has entered commercial operation.

Commissioning of the 23.2-MW Hydro-Canyon Saint-Joachim facility was completed in January 2017 and the facility entered commercial operation in February 2017. The project, on the Sainte-Anne du Nord River in Saint-Joachim, Quebec, Canada, is owned by Societe Hydro-Canyon Saint-Joachim. Construction work on the project began in February 2015, and AXOR Group was the engineering, procurement […]

Cost of Manitoba Hydro’s Keeyask dam project rises $2.2 billion.

Cost of Manitoba Hydro’s Keeyask dam project rises $2.2 billion.

In-service date pushed back two more years The cost of Manitoba Hydro’s Keeyask dam project is ballooning by billions, and its in-service date will be pushed back nearly two more years, the Crown corporation announced Tuesday. The contentious project, which the previous NDP government touted as critical to the province’s future for power production and […]

Vancouver seeks public input on BC Hydro’s proposed substations.

Vancouver seeks public input on BC Hydro’s proposed substations.

Vancouver is being offered potentially tens of millions of dollars by BC Hydro, in exchange for allowing two large substations to be built underneath parks and schools downtown. Hydro’s precedent-setting offer, made public late last week, is also only on the table until March 31, as the Crown corporation looks for an alternative way to […]

With Indian Point closing, Quebec sees an opportunity for hydropower.

With Indian Point closing, Quebec sees an opportunity for hydropower.

Plans to close the Indian Point nuclear power plant in four years could invigorate efforts to build what some have called an extension cord to transmit Canadian hydropower to New York City. The 333-mile high-voltage line, called the Champlain Hudson Power Express, has obtained most of the major federal and state approvals it needs for […]

Goat Island hydro project advances.

Goat Island hydro project advances.

BC’s provincial government has approved a five-year investigation into a potential hydroelectric project for Goat Island in the middle of Powell Lake. Powell River Regional District announced the approval at its planning committee meeting on Tuesday, December 13. Electoral Area A director Patrick Brabazon said at the meeting that the proliferation of hydroelectric projects has […]

New deal hikes costs at troubled Muskrat Falls hydro project to almost $11.7B.

New deal hikes costs at troubled Muskrat Falls hydro project to almost $11.7B.

Costs continue to soar at the delayed Muskrat Falls hydro project in Labrador as a new contract to settle construction disputes will drive the price tag to almost $11.7 billion. Stan Marshall, CEO of Crown corporation Nalcor Energy, said Wednesday the new deal with contractor Astaldi to finish the powerhouse and intake near Happy Valley-Goose […]

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