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.

  • Stantec ERA Issue 01 | The Energy Remix

    Stantec ERA Issue 01 | The Energy Remix

    What is the future of the energy market?

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  • Published in Hydro Review: Samoan Islands lead renewable energy efforts

    Published in Hydro Review: Samoan Islands lead renewable energy efforts

    Two small hydro projects constructed in Samoa have increased electricity supply and helped boost hydro capacity to meet the islands renewable energy goals

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  • From Stantec ERA: The power of bringing hydropower and solar energy together

    From Stantec ERA: The power of bringing hydropower and solar energy together

    The combination of a hybrid solar and hydroelectric systems could provide new opportunities for sustainable power generation

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  • Adding Hydropower to a Dam at Red Rock3:25

    Adding Hydropower to a Dam at Red Rock

    MRES is adding hydropower to the existing Red Rock Dam in Pella, Iowa. Stantec team is leading the design team for this 36-55 MW project that will delivering clean renewable energy for generations.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Published in IJHP&D: Upgrading the Salto Grande Scheme

    Published in IJHP&D: Upgrading the Salto Grande Scheme

    Rehabilitation is playing a major role in solving energy needs in South America at plants such as the Salto Grande Scheme

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  • Published in IWP&DC Magazine: Women in WaterPower

    Published in IWP&DC Magazine: Women in WaterPower

    Sandra Shuster recently discussed her insights into navigating the waterpower industry as a woman with IWP&DC Magazine

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  • From Stantec ERA: Pumped storage is the answer to the sustainable energy-storage dilemma

    From Stantec ERA: Pumped storage is the answer to the sustainable energy-storage dilemma

    Pumped-storage hydropower is a reliable, clean, and sustainable answer to our energy-storage needs and renewable energy growth

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  • 3 steps dam owners and communities should commit to today to address dam safety

    3 steps dam owners and communities should commit to today to address dam safety

    Maintaining our dams and having a plan for the worst are key to protecting life and property

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  • From Stantec ERA: What’s the future of energy? An Energy Remix to power our planet.

    From Stantec ERA: What’s the future of energy? An Energy Remix to power our planet.

    As the population grows, the need for more energy also grows—and old and new stakeholders are redefining how we power, live, and move about our planet

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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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