The U.S. Department of Energy reported in December that a California company has developed a turbine for small hydropower projects that enables juvenile fish to pass through with 100 percent survival, according to preliminary results of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory tests. Read More

John Hairston was named the 16th administrator and CEO of BPA and the first person of color to lead the agency in its 84-year history, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Jan. 7. Hairston's ascent to administrator and CEO—after Elliot Mainzer departed to helm the California ISO—caps a 29… Read More

After learning about the successful operations at eight Columbia River System dams under a flexible spill agreement for the past two years, two members of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council praised the effort, while another asked about Oregon's intent to sue federal agencies despit… Read More

New sensor technology and predictive models employing machine-learning methods under development by Chelan County PUD already are showing how they can reduce forced outages and unnecessary maintenance for the utility's hydropower fleet. One tool already is in beta testing, while others are i… Read More