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Eagle Mountain pumped-storage hydropower plant integral for California, GEI Consultants says

07/28/2014

With pumped-storage hydroelectric power being a key topic of national interest, the HydroVision International 2014 Conference and Exhibition gave decision makers an opportunity to interact with companies developing projects with an increasingly prominent role in America's grid system.

Raising of California's San Vicente Dam complete

07/18/2014

The San Diego County Water Authority has completed a raise of the San Vicente Dam, adding 152,000 acre-feet of water storage capacity to the reservoir.

EIB provides loan for Austrian pumped-storage hydropower project

07/10/2014

Austria's state-owned utility Illwerke AG has received a US$381 million loan from the European Investment Bank to support construction of the Obervermuntwerk 2 pumped-storage hydropower project according to a contract signed in Bregenz.

Hawaiian co-op expresses interest in small hydro, pumped-storage projects

07/09/2014

Power generated by a new Gay & Robinson Inc. small hydropower project on Lauai's Olokele Ditch will be purchased by the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, according to a tentative agreement from the co-op's board of directors.

Indonesia seeks pump-turbines, generators for 1,040-MW Upper Cisokan pumped-storage

07/07/2014

Indonesia utility PT PLN Persero invites applications for pre-qualification to supply pump-turbines, generator-motors and auxiliary equipment for the 1,040-MW Upper Cisokan pumped-storage hydroelectric project in Indonesia.

Baden-Wurttemberg official visits Voith to learn more about pumped-storage capabilities

07/03/2014

A study commissioned by Voith Hydro is prompting German officials to consider pumped-storage hydroelectric power as an important means of short-term energy storage.

FERC relicenses 336-MW Cabin Creek Pumped-Storage, issues two more licenses in May

07/02/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission relicensed the 336-MW Cabin Creek Pumped-Storage project, issued original licenses for small projects in New York and Idaho, and received applications for two more projects in Alaska and Oregon during May.

FERC licenses 1,300-MW Eagle Mountain Pumped-Storage project

06/25/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued an original license to the 1,300-MW Eagle Mountain Pumped-Storage project, proposed for an inactive iron mine in Riverside County, Calif.

Indonesia seeks hydraulic metal works for 1,040-MW Upper Cisokan pumped-storage

06/06/2014

Indonesia utility PT PLN Persero invites applications for pre-qualification to supply hydraulic metal works for construction of the 1,040-MW Upper Cisokan pumped-storage hydroelectric project in Indonesia.

Scottish Renewables calls for UK pumped-storage development

06/04/2014

European trade organization Scottish Renewables has announced a call for a new body intended to examine the potential of pumped-storage hydroelectric power within the United Kingdom.

Study shows potential for pumped-storage hydropower project in Queensland

05/29/2014

A study released this week by Leyshon Resources Ltd. shows potential for an up to 40 MW pumped-storage hydroelectric plant at Mount Leyshon in Queensland.

Philippines could get 1,200 MW of new hydroelectric power capacity

05/21/2014

Four new hydropower projects could give the Philippines more than 1,200 MW of additional capacity.

NYPA recognized for efforts in controlling greenhouse gases

05/13/2014

The New York Power Authority has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a Climate Change Award for its efforts to control and monitor greenhouse gas.

SMUD awards owner's engineer contracts for Iowa Hill pumped-storage project

05/07/2014

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District has selected a number of companies to provide owner's engineers services for its proposed 400-MW Iowa Hill pumped-storage hydroelectric plant.

U.S. seeks firms to replace generator-motor stators at 600-MW Carters Dam

04/17/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to manufacture replacement stator components at Carters Pumped-Storage facility, part of the 600-MW Carters Dam hydroelectric project in Georgia.

NYPA releases annual report

04/16/2014

The 2013 Annual Report released by the New York Power Authority earlier this week reveals that the utility is in a strong financial position and a leading provider of low-cost electricity.

New York Power Authority to relicense 1,160-MW pumped-storage hydro facility

04/11/2014

The New York Power Authority filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 10 a notice of a plan to seek a new license for the 1,160-MW Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Project.

Canadian developer eyes Alberta pumped-storage hydropower projects

04/07/2014

Canadian company Turning Point Generation has announced its plan to develop an 80 MW to 150 MW pumped-storage hydropower project in Alberta.

German utility seeks to upgrade pump-turbines, equipment at 1,050-MW Markersbach pumped-storage

03/27/2014

Vattenfall Europe Generation AG seeks bids for upgrade and repair of pump-turbines and other equipment of the 1,050-MW Markersbach pumped-storage project on Germany's Mittweida River.

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