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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) News

FERC license received for 5.25-MW Braddock Locks and Dam hydro project

07/22/2015 Hydro Green Energy LLC announced it received its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license for the 5.25-MW Braddock Locks and Dam hydroelectric ...

Alaska spending thaw to resume FERC licensing studies for 600-MW Susitna-Watana hydro project

07/20/2015 Within days of a state filing advising the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that the cash-strapped Alaska government was continuing a spending ...

FERC grants appeal, reduces annual charges bills $1.3 million

07/10/2015 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has granted most of the appeal of a group of seven hydropower licensees and agreed to reduce 2013 annual c...

Latest Regulation & Policy News

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EPA's revised Clean Power Plan likely coming today

08/03/2015

I would imagine that my musings on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's pending update to the controversial Clean Power Plan may be void by the time many of you read this -- assuming the plan is released later today as expected -- but I feel it's still worth discussing given the ambiguous role hydroelectric power played in a draft released by EPA last June.

Canada releases energy strategy

Premiers release Canadian Energy Strategy, hydro’s contribution recognized

07/31/2015

Canada’s Premiers have released the Canadian Energy Strategy, and hydro is recognized for its significant contribution to electricity generation in the country.

Supreme Court ruling allows work to resume on Panama's 29-MW Barro Blanco hydropower project

07/31/2015

Panama's Supreme Court overruled a temporary suspension of hydroelectric projects in the country's Chiriqui River Basin earlier this week, allowing development of the 29-MW Barro Blanco plant to resume.

Marine Hydrokinetics

07/31/2015

News related to the marine hydrokinetics industry in North America for July 2015

Canadian Spotlight

07/30/2015

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada

RAPID Toolkit Creates Smooth Flow Toward New Projects

07/29/2015

Resource development continues with a sustainable, living hub of information that could help streamline infrastructure-related regulatory processes being expanded to encompass hydropower projects.

Call to Action

07/29/2015

I have learned a great many things over 30 years of working in the hydroelectric power industry: listen to plant operators, never second-guess engineers and look for allies in unlikely places. And most of all, I have learned that we cannot predict the future.

Hydro Currents

07/29/2015

The top hydroelectric power news for July 2015

Government & Regulatory Policies

Canada releases energy strategy

Premiers release Canadian Energy Strategy, hydro’s contribution recognized

07/31/2015 Canada’s Premiers have released the Canadian Energy Strategy, and hydro ...

Supreme Court ruling allows work to resume on Panama's 29-MW Barro Blanco hydropower project

07/31/2015 Panama's Supreme Court overruled a temporary suspension of hydroelectric...

Hydroelectric power represented well in new bipartisan Senate bill

07/23/2015 Bipartisan energy legislation submitted to the U.S. Senate yesterday inc...

HydroVision International 2015 sets new attendance record

07/16/2015 This year's HydroVision International, currently under way in Portland, ...

Energy Incentives

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EPA's revised Clean Power Plan likely coming today

08/03/2015 I would imagine that my musings on the U.S. Environmental Protection Age...
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Industry leaders urge hydroelectric power advocacy in new film

07/15/2015 The world's largest gathering of hydroelectric power professionals is no...

World Bank via AGLI uses US$1 billion to support hydroelectric projects

05/21/2015 The World Bank Group announced US$1 billion to support the African Great...
Deep Green Wave Energy Unit

Wave energy developer Minesto establishes UK headquarters with Welsh funds

05/20/2015 The Welsh government has awarded US$14.45 million to marine energy devel...

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