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FERC relicenses expanded Vermont project, receives filing for eight-dam New York project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission relicensed in October an expanded three-dam hydro project in Vermont and accepted a license application fo...

FERC approves power system physical security reliability standard

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued new rules approving, with modifications, a power system physical security reliability standard ...

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In the hydroelectric industry, we love acronyms … FERC, O&M, R&D, NMFS, OSHA … and the list goes on.

Latest Regulation & Policy News

FERC relicenses expanded Vermont project, receives filing for eight-dam New York project

11/25/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission relicensed in October an expanded three-dam hydro project in Vermont and accepted a license application for a project to be built at eight dams on the New York canal system.

U.K. seeks energy specialists, including hydropower, marine energy

11/21/2014

The United Kingdom seeks proposals from energy technical specialists, including specialists in hydropower and marine energy, to participate in a framework agreement to help carry out energy and climate change policies.

Marine Hydrokinetics

11/20/2014

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

FERC approves power system physical security reliability standard

11/20/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued new rules approving, with modifications, a power system physical security reliability standard submitted by the North American Electric Reliability Corp.

Hydro Currents

11/19/2014

The top hydroelectric power news for October 2014

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11/19/2014

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Perspectives: STEM -- Just Another Hydro Acronym?

11/19/2014

In the hydroelectric industry, we love acronyms … FERC, O&M, R&D, NMFS, OSHA … and the list goes on.

Corps of Engineers finalizes sediment management plan for Lower Snake River

11/19/2014

Following intensive U.S. Army Corps of Engineers review and consideration of extensive public comments, the Corps' Northwestern Division Commander, Brig. Gen. John S. Kem, signed two Records of Decision (RODs) on Nov. 14 for the Lower Snake River Final Programmatic Sediment Management Plan (PSMP) and a current "immediate need" action (dredging) to reestablish the congressionally authorized dimensions of the Lower Snake River federal navigation channel. The RODs are based on consideration of reasonable alternatives and evaluation of potential environmental effects contained in the PSMP Final Environmental Impact Statement (PSMP FEIS). Signing of the RODs marks completion of the Walla Walla District National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process.

Government & Regulatory Policies

U.K. seeks energy specialists, including hydropower, marine energy

11/21/2014 The United Kingdom seeks proposals from energy technical specialists, in...

KIUC gets go-ahead for 25-MW Hawaiian pumped-storage proposal

11/18/2014 Hawaii's Board of Land and Natural Resources has given its unanimous app...

IHA calls for candidates for Mosonyi Award for Excellence in Hydropower

11/17/2014 The International Hydropower Association is now accepting proposals for ...

First Nations groups file suit to halt B.C.'s 1,100-MW Site C hydropower project

11/14/2014 A group of four First Nations groups have filed a lawsuit against the co...

Energy Incentives

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11/19/2014 Time is running out to receive a special early registration rate for Hyd...

New York allocations to create new hydroelectric power

11/13/2014 A US$206 million initiative announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ...

Gravity Renewables to supply hydroelectric power to New York under remote net metering agreement

11/12/2014 Gravity Renewables will provide 10 million kWh per year in small hydroel...

Small hydro project begins operating in Scotland

11/12/2014 The 450-kW Callander Community Hydro Ltd. project is now operating near ...

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