WaterPower & Dams

Stantec experts share their knowledge on the trends, innovations, and challenges – energy storage solutions, modernizing aging infrastructure, and designing dam raises – shaping the hydropower and dams industry.

  • Published in ENR:  Pumped storage: The world's most effective battery

    Published in ENR: Pumped storage: The world's most effective battery

    Mario Finis, senior vice president and leader for Stantec's WaterPower & Dams business line, discusses the world’s biggest and most effective battery and the biggest driver for energy storage globally

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  • The perfect battery: Pumped storage hydropower is reliable, rechargeable, and clean

    The perfect battery: Pumped storage hydropower is reliable, rechargeable, and clean

    In the search for better renewable energy options, pumped storage hydropower projects may be the solution, but regulations hinder development

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  • From organized chaos to tranquility: Reflections on the Panama Canal Expansion

    From organized chaos to tranquility: Reflections on the Panama Canal Expansion

    Two years after its completion, the site of the Third Set of Locks presents a jamais vu experience to one of the original designers

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  • Viewpoints from the board room:  Mario Finis, Stantec

    Viewpoints from the board room: Mario Finis, Stantec

    Mario Finis talks with the editor of Hydro Review about the future of hydropower in the United States, global industry trends, and the MWH and Stantec merger

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  • NPR's Planet Money features the world's biggest battery

    NPR's Planet Money features the world's biggest battery

    Stantec hydropower experts contributed to this feature on the world's biggest battery: pumped storage. Hear about our clients' quest to bottle natural energy resources.

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  • Infrastructure investments pay off long term; hydropower is great place to start

    Infrastructure investments pay off long term; hydropower is great place to start

    Upgrading turbines and generators at existing hydropower plants can provide clean electricity for future generations

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  • Published: Repairing Spillway Damage at Wanapum Dam

    Published: Repairing Spillway Damage at Wanapum Dam

    A crack discovered in one of spillway monoliths at Wanapum Dam led to a need to stabilize the structure and prevent further damage

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  • Sustainability drives dam development

    Sustainability drives dam development

    Recently, Stantec's Global Dams Practice Leader, Michael Rogers, sat down with International WaterPower & Dam Construction Magazine to discuss sustainability surrounding dam developments.

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  • Three reasons you should care about dam safety

    Three reasons you should care about dam safety

    Your phone rings at 2 a.m. The person on the other end is frantic. They say that your dam is failing. What do you do?

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  • The 10 Largest Pumped-Storage Hydropower Plants in the World

    The 10 Largest Pumped-Storage Hydropower Plants in the World

    The largest market driver of pumped storage is aggressive renewable-energy goals that are pushing regional power grids to the edge of instability,” states Don Erpenbeck, Global Market Sector Leader.

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  • Conveying water in steep heights: Solutions for a hydropower project in the Andes Mountains

    Conveying water in steep heights: Solutions for a hydropower project in the Andes Mountains

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  • Published in IWP&DC Magazine: Top 10 Memorable Projects

    Published in IWP&DC Magazine: Top 10 Memorable Projects

    Michael Rogers kicks off a new series of Top 10 Memorable Projects for IWP&DC Magazine

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  • Stantec attends 2019 USSD Conference in Chicago

    Stantec attends 2019 USSD Conference in Chicago

    Stantec experts demonstrate their expertise during USSD presentations

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  • Meet the Stantec team at FWRC 2019 in Tampa

    Meet the Stantec team at FWRC 2019 in Tampa

    Stantec is excited to present on wastewater systems, coastal resiliency, landfill treatment and more at FWRC

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  • Infrastructure: The most important conversation you’re not having

    Infrastructure: The most important conversation you’re not having

    The critical work of upgrading our decaying infrastructure has been put on the back burner—that must change

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  • Published: Overcoming Obstacles to Build Pakistan's First Privately Developed Hydro Facility

    Published: Overcoming Obstacles to Build Pakistan's First Privately Developed Hydro Facility

    The New Bong Escape facility features important components in the quest for Pakistan to provide affordable, renewable energy to promote its economic growth to enhance sustainability

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  • Published: Jamaica adds 7.2 MW in first hydropower expansion in 30 years

    Published: Jamaica adds 7.2 MW in first hydropower expansion in 30 years

    Featured in Hydro Review (June 2017) this 7.2-MW expansion of the 6-MW Maggotty Falls hydropower was the first new hydro facility implemented in Jamaica in the past 30 years

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  • Join us at ASDSO 2018

    Join us at ASDSO 2018

    Join us as our experts discuss dam safety throughout the project life cycle

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  • The future of American hydropower

    The future of American hydropower

    Discover the four hydropower projects built along the Ohio River for American Municipal Power and the future of hydropower in the United States.

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  • Small dam, big task

    Small dam, big task

    Craig Scott gives an engineer's personal reflections on managing an emergency dam decommissioning at Haldon Range Dam reservoir in Marlborough, New Zealand

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