hydropower Stories July 1

China launched two out of 16 of the Baihetan hydropower station’s generating units on Monday. It’s the world’s second-largest hydropower station behind China’s Three Gorges Dam. The two 1 gigawatt units began full power generation today.

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hydropower Stories June 28

GE Renewables has launched a first-of-its-kind underwater robot that can inspect hydropower turbines faster, more easily, and safely than humans can.

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hydropower Stories September 1, 2015

Hydro-Quebec proposes 1 GW hydro-power capacity for the Northern Pass to New England

The Northern Pass is a Quebec–New Hampshire power line transmission project to distribute clean and cheap hydro-power from Canada to New England. Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are about to finalize the guidelines for bidding on the massive contract estimated to be worth a total of $1.4 billion for the US side of the line alone. They will open the contract for bids next week.

Today, governors from New England states and prime ministers from eastern provinces are in St-John, Newfoundland for their annual  conference. Hydro-Quebec, the front-runner for the electricity generation contract, decided it was good timing for updating its bid. The company announced 1 GW of capacity for the project.

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