Regulation & Policy Topic Center

Government and policy news and information, such as court decisions and bills introduced, as well as energy incentives and climate change.  News from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) can be found under the Premium Content topic center.

Regulation & Policy-112_2551727

Videos from 2014 NHA Annual Conference

Hydro TC Seperator Image v2


Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) News

Report: FERC nominee's confirmation hearing on hold due to spouse's death

A Senate confirmation hearing is on hold due to the death of the husband of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission nominee Colette Honorable, politic...

FERC issues relicense for 82.3-MW Toledo Bend hydro project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has relicensed the Toledo Bend hydroelectric project on the Sabine River including a new 1.3-MW minimum fl...

Obama nominates Arkansas regulator Honorable to FERC

President Obama has nominated Arkansas utility regulator Colette Honorable to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to succeed Commissioner John...

Latest Regulation & Policy News

India Cabinet approves investment in 1,000-MW Pakal Dul hydro project

09/19/2014

India's Union Cabinet has given investment approval for construction of the 1,000-MW Pakal Dul hydroelectric project and initial investment in two other hydro projects, all in India's Jammu & Kashmir State.

Pakistan council approves construction of 128-MW Keyal Khwar hydro project

09/18/2014

The Executive Committee of Pakistan's National Economic Council has approved construction of 128-MW Keyal Khwar hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Keyal Khwar River.

Brazil reverses approval of concession auction for 8,040-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydro project

09/18/2014

A day after a complaint by environmentalist lobbying groups, Brazil's mines and energy ministry revoked its approval of a concession auction to develop the 8,040-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydroelectric project on Brazil's Tapajos River.

Brazil sets concession auction for 8,040-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydro project

09/17/2014

Brazil's mines and energy ministry has published guidelines for the concession auction to develop the 8,040-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydroelectric project on Brazil's Tapajos River.

Peru recommends mitigation for 195-MW Araza River hydro complex

09/16/2014

Peru's agency for energy environmental affairs has recommended environmental approval of the 195-MW, three-plant Araza River hydroelectric complex, subject to 15 conditions for environmental mitigation and monitoring.

Report: FERC nominee's confirmation hearing on hold due to spouse's death

09/15/2014

A Senate confirmation hearing is on hold due to the death of the husband of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission nominee Colette Honorable, political news website Politico reported.

U.S., Iraqi forces repel ISIS advance on 660-MW Haditha hydropower plant

09/10/2014

The United States earlier this week launched more air strikes to help Iraqi and Sunni forces protect Haditha Dam from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

FERC issues relicense for 82.3-MW Toledo Bend hydro project

09/09/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has relicensed the Toledo Bend hydroelectric project on the Sabine River including a new 1.3-MW minimum flow unit for total installed capacity of 82.3 MW.

Government & Regulatory Policies

India Cabinet approves investment in 1,000-MW Pakal Dul hydro project

09/19/2014 India's Union Cabinet has given investment approval for construction of ...

Pakistan council approves construction of 128-MW Keyal Khwar hydro project

09/18/2014 The Executive Committee of Pakistan's National Economic Council has appr...

Brazil reverses approval of concession auction for 8,040-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydro project

09/18/2014 A day after a complaint by environmentalist lobbying groups, Brazil's mi...

Brazil sets concession auction for 8,040-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydro project

09/17/2014 Brazil's mines and energy ministry has published guidelines for the conc...

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 ...


Most Read Articles