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    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) News

    Inspector general orders FERC to restrict sensitive power system information

    Citing lapses in control of sensitive power system information, the Energy Department's Office of Inspector General has ordered the Federal Energy ...

    FERC receives seven hydro license applications from Free Flow Power totaling 70 MW

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission received seven hydro license applications during February from Free Flow Power Corp. for projects totaling...

    Subsea cable operator objects to FERC license for 600-kW Admiralty Inlet tidal project

    Pacific Crossing, owner of PC-1, a subsea telecommunications cable linking the United States and Japan, is objecting to Federal Energy Regulatory C...

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    Executives at Brazilain hydroelectric power operators Cemig, CESP resign

    04/17/2014

    Two high-ranking board members from Brazilian utilities Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (Cemig) and Companhia Energetica de Sao Paulo (CESP) have resigned, according to separate announcements from both companies.

    Zambia

    Bank funding for 120-MW Itezhi-Tezhi hydro project to strengthen Zambia utility

    04/17/2014

    Utilizing funds for development of the 120-MW Itezhi-Tezhi hydroelectric project, the European Investment Bank (EIB) invites applications for pre-qualification to help strengthen Zambia Electricity Supply Corp. (ZESCO).

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    ASDSO, ASCE meet with Alabama officials to discuss dam safety bill

    04/16/2014

    Experts from the Association of State Dam Safety Officials and the American Society of Civil Engineers met with officials from Alabama to discuss the implementation of a state dam safety program.

    Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Project

    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.

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    Inspector general orders FERC to restrict sensitive power system information

    04/11/2014

    Citing lapses in control of sensitive power system information, the Energy Department's Office of Inspector General has ordered the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to take immediate steps to protect national security information pertaining to the bulk power system, which in some cases includes hydroelectric facilities.

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    Rep. McMorris Rodgers to be honored, speak at upcoming NHA conference

    04/09/2014

    The National Hydropower Association has announced Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will be honored as one of the organization's Legislators of the Year for her advocacy of hydroelectric power.

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    Hydroelectric projects, dams could be win-win for Pakistan

    04/08/2014

    Pakistan's hydroelectric power operators could be significantly vulnerable to climate change given the country's significant lack of water storage capacity, according to a report published by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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    Hydroelectric power continues to play important role in Latin American energy mix, WEC says

    04/04/2014

    A recent report from the World Energy Council emphasizes hydroelectric power's role in helping Latin America and the Caribbean meet an increasing demand for energy.

    Government & Regulatory Policies

    Executives at Brazilain hydroelectric power operators Cemig, CESP resign

    04/17/2014 Two high-ranking board members from Brazilian utilities Companhia Energe...

    Bank funding for 120-MW Itezhi-Tezhi hydro project to strengthen Zambia utility

    04/17/2014 Utilizing funds for development of the 120-MW Itezhi-Tezhi hydroelectric...

    ASDSO, ASCE meet with Alabama officials to discuss dam safety bill

    04/16/2014 Experts from the Association of State Dam Safety Officials and the Ameri...

    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 Co...

    Energy Incentives

    Senate committee approves hydroelectric power tax credit extension

    04/03/2014 A bill that would extend tax credits for hydroelectric power was approve...

    World Bank's Meike van Ginneken to speak during HydroVision International keynote

    03/10/2014 The organizers of HydroVision International 2014 are pleased to announce...

    Hydroelectric power and Russia's energy future

    02/10/2014 With the eyes of the world on Russia as Sochi hosts the 22nd Winter Olym...

    Hydroelectric power to remain strong in China, IBISWorld says

    01/31/2014 Hydroelectric power represents one of China's fastest growing industries...


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