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Hydro


Large and small hydropower, hydrokinetic, and ocean power projects and technologies

Southern Company: A History of a Prolific Power Technology Pioneer

Atlanta-based energy giant Southern Co. has rapidly evolved to keep in step with the evolution of power. As part of its corporate growth, the company has notably pioneered technologies that…



POWER Digest [August 2022]

Emerson Involved in Coal-to-Biomass Switch. Albioma, a French independent energy provider, is working with Emerson, a global technology and software company, on the transition of the Bois Rouge 108-MW coal-fired…


Energy Security, Climate Change Initiatives Endure with Surprise U.S. Senate Deal

The inclusion of an estimated $369 billion in energy security and climate change investments in a July 27–unveiled U.S. Senate budget reconciliation proposal has prompted optimism from a range of…


Experts Say Hydropower Needs to Double by 2050 to Meet Climate Goals

Global installed hydropower capacity rose by 26 GW in 2021 to 1,360 GW, but that’s far short of the progress needed to achieve the world’s climate change mitigation goals. “We…


Explosion, Fire Reported at Hoover Dam

A transformer exploded and caught fire at Hoover Dam in Nevada on July 19, according to local officials. Bureau of Reclamation official Jacklynn L. Gould said that at about 10…


Wudongde Project Takes Hydro to New Heights

A multi-year, multibillion-dollar undertaking on China’s Jinsha River has achieved several “firsts” for the hydropower sector, earning POWER’s highest honor thanks to its development, design, and importance to the power…