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Duke files to relicense 876.6-MW Keowee-Toxaway hydro project

Duke Energy filed an application Aug. 27 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking to relicense its 867.6-MW Keowee-Toxaway hydroelectr...

FERC accepts license surrender by first U.S. wave power project, 1.5-MW Reedsport

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has accepted the surrender of the hydropower license of the proposed 1.5-MW Reedsport OPT Wave Park, the f...

FERC seeks dam safety geotechnical engineering consultant

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeks proposals from small businesses to serve as geotechnical engineering consultant to FERC's Division o...

Latest Regulation & Policy News

Manitoba Hydro authorizes site work at 695-MW Keeyask hydropower project

08/29/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has authorized modular builder Britco to commence the second phase of construction camp work at the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project in Manitoba.

Duke files to relicense 876.6-MW Keowee-Toxaway hydro project

08/28/2014

Duke Energy filed an application Aug. 27 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking to relicense its 867.6-MW Keowee-Toxaway hydroelectric project in South Carolina and North Carolina.

FERC accepts license surrender by first U.S. wave power project, 1.5-MW Reedsport

08/27/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has accepted the surrender of the hydropower license of the proposed 1.5-MW Reedsport OPT Wave Park, the first commercial-scale wave power project to be licensed by the commission.

IRS clarifies beginning of construction to qualify for PTC

08/26/2014

The Internal Revenue Service has issued a notice helping clarify what is the beginning of construction in order for a renewable energy project to qualify for production tax credits or investment tax credits.

Ibama approves permit for Brazil's 700-MW Sao Manoel hydropower plant

08/26/2014

Brazil's Institute of the Environment and Natural Resources, Ibama, has approved an installation permit for the 700-MW Sao Manoel hydropower plant, according to the country's federal gazette.

South Africa Cabinet advances treaty to develop 40,000-MW Grand Inga hydropower complex

08/26/2014

South Africa's Cabinet has advanced to Parliament a treaty for joint development of the 40,000-MW Grand Inga hydroelectric complex with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

World Bank unveils $5 billion plan for sub-Saharan energy development

08/25/2014

A US$5 billion package from the World Bank Group earlier this month will help support new technical and financial support for energy projects -- including hydroelectric power -- in six African countries.

Chilean government moves to take control of power auctions

08/22/2014

Chilean hydroelectric power producers could be affected by legislation introduced by the country's Ministry of Energy earlier this week.

Government & Regulatory Policies

Manitoba Hydro authorizes site work at 695-MW Keeyask hydropower project

08/29/2014 Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has authorized modular builder Britco to...

Ibama approves permit for Brazil's 700-MW Sao Manoel hydropower plant

08/26/2014 Brazil's Institute of the Environment and Natural Resources, Ibama, has ...

South Africa Cabinet advances treaty to develop 40,000-MW Grand Inga hydropower complex

08/26/2014 South Africa's Cabinet has advanced to Parliament a treaty for joint dev...

World Bank unveils $5 billion plan for sub-Saharan energy development

08/25/2014 A US$5 billion package from the World Bank Group earlier this month will...

Energy Incentives

IRS clarifies beginning of construction to qualify for PTC

08/26/2014 The Internal Revenue Service has issued a notice helping clarify what is...

U.S.: Non-hydro renewables generation on track to exceed hydro generation

08/08/2014 The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports April was the eighth ...

NYPA adds to hydroelectric power allocation program

08/01/2014 Additional hydroelectric power allotments announced by New York Governor...

Now accepting abstracts for HydroVision Russia 2015

07/10/2014 The advisory board of HydroVision Russia is pleased to announce that it ...


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