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Regulation and Policy 2008 P4

  • 03/14/2008 -- FERC schedules conference to review annual charges data
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is to conduct a technical conference March 27 for other federal agencies and hydro project licensees to discuss the agencies' costs that are billed as annual charges for participating in hydropower licensing.
  • 03/12/2008 -- FERC rescinds transfer of New York's 3.5-MW Stillwater
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rescinded an order approving transfer of the license for the 3.5-MW Stillwater project on New York's Hudson River from Stillwater Hydro Partners L.P. to Boralex Stillwater LLC.
  • 02/27/2008 -- FERC seeks comments on plan to rebuild failed Silver Lake Dam
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is accepting comments on Upper Peninsula Power Co.'s plan to rebuild the failed Silver Lake Dam, part of the utility's 11.2-MW Dead River hydroelectric project in Michigan.
  • 02/22/2008 -- FERC certifies production tax credit for 2,164-MW Bath County
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has certified incremental generation at the 2,164-MW Bath County pumped-storage project in Virginia to be eligible for federal renewable energy production tax credits.
  • 02/07/2008 -- UPDATE - Senate rejects stimulus bill with energy incentives
    The Senate has refused to allow floor debate of a Senate committee's version of an economic stimulus package that included language to extend expiring production tax credits and Clean Renewable Energy Bonds for renewable energy projects.
  • 02/05/2008 -- UPDATE - Senate agrees to debate stimulus bill, energy incentives
    The Senate voted, 80-4, to allow debate on a House-passed economic stimulus bill. The debate, expected Feb. 6, is to include discussion of Senate committee amendments, including language to extend expiring production tax credits and Clean Renewable Energy Bonds for renewable energy projects.
  • 02/04/2008 -- State challenges FERC license for 1-MW Makah Bay wave project
    The Washington Department of Ecology is asking federal regulators to rescind their first license order granted to a hydrokinetic energy project, claiming it violates the Clean Water Act and Coastal Zone Management Act.
  • 02/01/2008 -- UPDATE - Senate moves up action on stimulus bill, energy incentives
    The Senate delayed action Jan. 31 on a House-passed economic stimulus bill due to controversial Senate committee amendments, including language to extend expiring production tax credits and Clean Renewable Energy Bonds for renewable energy projects. It appeared floor action could occur as soon as Feb. 4.
  • 01/31/2008 -- UPDATE - Senate panel adds energy tax credit, clean bonds to stimulus
    In markup of a House-passed economic stimulus bill, the Senate Finance Committee Jan. 30 added language to extend expiring production tax credits for renewable energy projects, including some hydropower, as well as Clean Renewable Energy Bonds for such projects.
  • 01/31/2008 -- UPDATE - Senate delays stimulus bill containing energy incentives
    The Senate delayed action Jan. 31 on a House-passed economic stimulus bill due to controversial Senate committee amendments, including language to extend expiring production tax credits and Clean Renewable Energy Bonds for renewable energy projects.

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