Japan’s Mizuho quietly withdrew from Chilean hydro project: sources – Reuters

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Japan’s Mizuho Bank [MZFGAE.UL] quietly withdrew from the Alto Maipo hydroelectric project in Chile earlier this year, writing off about $20 million it had disbursed, amid concerns over the project’s financial viability, three sources told Reuters. The decision to back out of AES … [Read more...]

Manitoba Hydro could save money while helping the environment – The Manitoban

Researchers at the University of Manitoba have published two articles outlining potential benefit to native butterflies and birds to be reaped from modification of existing mowing and herbecide regimens in utility corridors. The articles, derived from a field observations of 48 Manitoba Hydro right-of-ways in and around Winnipeg … [Read more...]

Hydro wants 7.9% annual rate hike to continue to 2024 – Manitoba … – CBC.ca

Manitoba Hydro says it needs another two years of nearly eight per cent rate hikes to get back on track. In a letter to the Public Utilities Board last week, the Crown corporation said it now projects additional rate increases of 7.9 per cent per year until 2023-24, and an increase of 4.54 per cent the following year. If … [Read more...]

Hydro-Québec deploys crews to Georgia to help after Irma – Montreal Gazette

Fifty Hydro-Québec crews are on their way to Georgia to help with cleanup after Hurricane Irma, which had weakened to a tropical storm by the time it hit the state. Including mechanics, drivers and support staff, 125 employees are on their way to help out, Hydro said Wednesday. Hydro said the company that asked for … [Read more...]

Toronto hydro crews en route to Florida in wake of Irma | Toronto Star – Toronto Star

More than two-dozen Toronto Hydro workers are driving to Tampa to help restore electricity to hurricane-hit residents.Twenty crew members and eight support staff rolled out of Hydro’s Etobicoke yard in a convoy Tuesday morning, said Tori Gass, a media relations specialist for the city-owned utility.They should arrive in … [Read more...]

Toronto Hydro sends nearly 30 workers to Florida to help restore power after Irma – CBC.ca

Toronto Hydro is sending nearly 30 workers to Florida on Tuesday to help restore power to the Tampa area following Hurricane Irma. The workers will join 175 Hydro One employees who headed south on Monday.  Tori Gass, spokesperson for Toronto Hydro, said the crews are leaving from Toronto Hydro's Etobicoke … [Read more...]

New hydro scheme awards Torridon mountain rescue team £50k – The Scotsman

THE operators of the latest run-of-river hydro scheme in Scotland has donated £50,000 to Torridon Mountain Rescue Team. Pupils from Kinlochewe Primary School, contractors and members of the local community attended at a special event in Kinlochewe to mark the funding windfall and to celebrate the opening of innogy’s … [Read more...]

Hydro One sending crews to Florida to help restore power after Irma – Toronto Star

Hydro One is sending crews to Florida in an effort to support the millions of people left without power in the wake of hurricane Irma.The operator of Ontario’s largest electricity distribution system says it’s getting ready to send 175 employees south.Nearly 4.5 million homes and businesses lost power in the storm … [Read more...]

Hydro One sending crews to Florida – CityNews

Hydro One is sending 175 employees down to Florida to help get the lights back on. “Access to electricity can be a lifeline in a disaster and our crews are determined to help restore power to the families and businesses in Florida as quickly and safely as possible,” Greg Kiraly, Chief Operating Officer of Hydro One, … [Read more...]

Power outage after car hits hydro pole in Surrey – Surrey Now-Leader

Some in Surrey awoke to no power after a car hit a hydro pole along 64th Avenue. Police say the crash happened at approximately 2 a.m. Monday morning near the intersection of 64th Avenue and 184th Street. The driver, a 42-year-old Surrey resident, remained at the scene and was taken to hospital with non-life threatening … [Read more...]