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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) News

FERC draft environmental assessment backs licensing 50-MW R.C. Byrd hydro project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff has issued a draft environmental assessment recommending the licensing of the 50-MW Robert C. Byrd h...

FERC reaffirms geographic limits on municipal preference

Faced with challenges from major public power organizations, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has upheld its ruling establishing geographic...

FERC relicenses 336-MW Cabin Creek Pumped-Storage, issues two more licenses in May

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission relicensed the 336-MW Cabin Creek Pumped-Storage project, issued original licenses for small projects in N...

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FERC draft environmental assessment backs licensing 50-MW R.C. Byrd hydro project

07/22/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff has issued a draft environmental assessment recommending the licensing of the 50-MW Robert C. Byrd hydroelectric project at a Corps of Engineers dam on the Ohio River.

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Zayas to address DOE's Hydropower Vision plan at HydroVision International 2014

07/21/2014

Taking part in the HydroVision International 2014 keynote session on Tuesday, July 22 will be Department of Energy Wind and Water Power Program manager Jose Zayas, who will provide an update on DOE's recently announced Hydropower Vision plan.

Marine Hydrokinetics

07/21/2014

News related to the marine hydrokinetics industry in North America for July 2014

Legislation May Usher in a New Golden Age for U.S. Hydropower

07/21/2014

With its revival for fiscal year 2014, the Hydroelectric Production Incentives Program shows promise as a new federal revenue stream for hydro facilities.

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Brazil hoping El Nino bolsters hydroelectric power reservoir levels

07/16/2014

The impending El Nino weather patterns will help allay Brazil's shortage of water for hydroelectric power production, government officials said this past week.

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Brazilian court rejects request for Belo Monte hydropower plant suspension

07/15/2014

A federal Brazilian court has rejected a request from a public prosecutor that would have suspended work on the 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydroelectric plant.

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Senate confirms nominations of LaFleur, Bay to FERC

07/15/2014

The U.S. Senate confirmed July 15 President Obama's nominations of Cheryl LaFleur and Norman C. Bay to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Perspectives: Looking Back

07/15/2014

1994 ... 20 years ago: Gasoline was $1.10 per gallon. A U.S. postage stamp cost 29 cents. Apple released its first Macintosh computer using the new PowerPC Microprocessors.

Government & Regulatory Policies

Zayas to address DOE's Hydropower Vision plan at HydroVision International 2014

07/21/2014 Taking part in the HydroVision International 2014 keynote session on Tue...

Brazil hoping El Nino bolsters hydroelectric power reservoir levels

07/16/2014 The impending El Nino weather patterns will help allay Brazil's shortage...

Brazilian court rejects request for Belo Monte hydropower plant suspension

07/15/2014 A federal Brazilian court has rejected a request from a public prosecuto...

Senate confirms nominations of LaFleur, Bay to FERC

07/15/2014 The U.S. Senate confirmed July 15 President Obama's nominations of Chery...

Energy Incentives

Now accepting abstracts for HydroVision Russia 2015

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

HydroVision International: A cornucopia of events “under one roof”

06/25/2014 A stator winding maintenance workshop. A 5K fun run. Meetings of multipl...

Pennsylvania announces grant program for hydroelectric power, renewable development

06/12/2014 Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and the state's Department of Environm...

Tri-County Water commissions 8-MW Ridgway Dam small hydropower plant

06/06/2014 Colorado's Tri-County Water Conservancy District has commissioned the 8-...


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