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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) News

FERC orders renew plans for pumped storage in California, Ohio

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has ruled in two pumped-storage project cases, allowing one preliminary permit holder to refile to study a...

NMFS Central Valley salmon recovery plan includes 76 FERC hydro projects

The National Marine Fisheries Service has filed an endangered salmon and steelhead recovery plan with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that...

FERC relicenses Texas-Louisiana hydro project, OKs expansion and exemption of Oregon projects

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission relicensed a Texas-Louisiana hydropower project, authorized expansion of an Oregon project and approved an...

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Ameren Missouri 20-year plan includes adding 28 MW of hydropower

10/21/2014

Although dominated by additions of wind power and natural-gas-fired generation, Ameren Missouri's latest 20-year integrated resource plan proposes adding 28 MW of hydropower from 8 MW of unit upgrades and possibly 20 MW of new generation at existing unpowered dams. 

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On the road in Canada

10/19/2014

There are a number of reasons I'm very much excited about sitting here at the White Oaks Resort in Niagara on the eve of the Ontario Waterpower Association's annual Power of Water Canada conference -- the least of which should be poutine.

FERC orders renew plans for pumped storage in California, Ohio

10/16/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has ruled in two pumped-storage project cases, allowing one preliminary permit holder to refile to study a California project, and issuing a new permit for another project in Ohio.

Canada, B.C. agencies grant environmental approvals to 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project

10/16/2014

Environment Canada and the environment and forestry ministers of British Columbia have granted final environmental approvals for BC Hydro to construct the 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

Rhode Island renewables legislation advances development, use of hydropower

10/15/2014

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed renewable energy legislation that includes provisions to advance regional development and use of hydropower.

U.S. Government actively promoting, providing funding for development of 4,500-MW hydro project in Pakistan

10/13/2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged US$200 million toward development of the 4,500-MW Diamer Basha Dam hydroelectric project in Pakistan.

U.S. stimulus money helps upgrade 8.5-MW Station 2 hydro project in New York

10/13/2014

The federal government has awarded $2.8 million in stimulus money to Rochester Gas & Electric Corp. for improvements at RG&E's 8.5-MW Station 2 hydroelectric project on New York's Genesee River.

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10/10/2014

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Government & Regulatory Policies

On the road in Canada

10/19/2014 There are a number of reasons I'm very much excited about sitting here a...

Canada, B.C. agencies grant environmental approvals to 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project

10/16/2014 Environment Canada and the environment and forestry ministers of British...

Rhode Island renewables legislation advances development, use of hydropower

10/15/2014 Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed renewable energy legislation...

U.S. Government actively promoting, providing funding for development of 4,500-MW hydro project in Pakistan

10/13/2014 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged US$200...

Energy Incentives

Rhode Island renewables legislation advances development, use of hydropower

10/15/2014 Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed renewable energy legislation...

Increased study requirements, loss of DOE backing end Admiralty Inlet tidal pilot project

10/10/2014 Snohomish County Public Utility District announced it is abandoning plan...

U.S. awards hydro project funding to four Indian tribes

10/07/2014 The federal Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development has awarded...

IRS clarifies beginning of construction to qualify for PTC

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


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