Posts Authored by Zachary D. Eddy

O’Shaughnessy Dam hydro plant to generate power for Columbus again

An aging Central Ohio hydropower unit is expected to be operational again by mid-2023, after Columbus City Council recently approved $15.3 million in bond money for repairs to the plant at O’Shaughnessy Dam, The Columbus Dispatch reports. The dam’s hydro-generators “began producing power in 1987 under a federal program to reduce reliance on foreign oil” but were shut down in 1987 due to disrepair, according to the article. The generators will be removed, cleaned, inspected and refurbished as needed, while control panels and switches “will be upgraded to state-of-the-art technology.” The 5-megawatt plant could “potentially power thousands of homes.” For more, read the full article.

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AES Corp. and AIMCo deal creates leading renewable platform in U.S.

An agreement between the AES Corporation and Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) “to merge the sPower development platform, a leading independent solar developer in the US, with AES’ US-based clean energy development business” will create one of the top renewables growth platforms in the country, PR Newswire reports. Andres Gluski, AES President and Chief Executive Officer, said the merger “will benefit customers by providing access to a broader portfolio of product offerings as well as an expanded highly skilled and experienced team to drive innovation at scale,” according to the article. For more, read the full article.

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