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US, Canada Boost MIT Research On Clean Energy Sources Of Electricity

Hydro-Québec has announced it will provide a total of CA$100,000 over a 2-year period to research spearheaded by the MIT climate change think tank, Ouranos, located in Montréal, and the business school HEC Montréal, also in Montreal. The agreement provides for the development and implementation of a vital modeling tool that will be available for climate change researchers. The tool focuses on Québec and New England and will seek to identify opportunities for optimal expansion of renewable energy sources in the two regions, including expanded trade in electricity.

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Hydropower Driving Ecuador Towards 100% Electricity Generation From Clean Energy

The renewable energy project is part of Ecuador’s goal of energy independence and its promotion of clean and alternative energy sources. According to Ecuador’s government officials, 93% of the country’s electricity was sourced from hydro power as of the end of 2015.

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H2O Power Surges With Acquisition of 31MW Hydroelectric Facilities In PJM Market

The Allegheny 8 & 9 facilities have a 31.5MW capacity located on the Allegheny River in Armstrong and Indian Counties, Pennsylvania, within the Pennsylvania-Jersey-Maryland known (PJM) Interconnection. The assets are interconnected into the New York Independent System Operator in the PJM Interconnection Power Market. The capacity and energy generated by the Allegheny 8 & 9 facilities are sold to New York State Electric & Gas Corporation under a long-term power purchase agreement.

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FERC Awards Licences to FFP New Hydro for $100m Muskingum River Projects

The four projects have a combined generating capacity of 15MW. FFP New Hydro also has final license applications pending for two more projects on the Muskingum River. The projects represent an investment of more than $100 million and each project will create 100 to 150 jobs during construction as well as continued service employment during operations. Clean, reliable electricity from the projects will power over 7,500 homes and businesses as a long term resource for the region.

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