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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

NHA opposes FERC plan for earlier start of hydro license annual charges

07/27/2015

The National Hydropower Association has urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to abandon proposed new rules that would change the start date for assessment of annual charges on private hydropower licensees to two years from the date of license issuance. 

Hydroelectric power represented well in new bipartisan Senate bill

07/23/2015

Bipartisan energy legislation submitted to the U.S. Senate yesterday includes an extensive section that explicitly defines hydroelectric power as a renewable, while also improving on existing hydropower regulation.

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Four Indian hydro projects transferred to National Hydroelectric Power Corporation

07/23/2015

The government of West Bengal in India has transferred ownership of four hydro projects with a combined capacity of 293 MW to National Hydroelectric Power Corporation, news agencies are reporting.

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 project in Allegheny County, Pa.

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 freeze on the 600-MW Susitna-Watana hydroelectric project, there was a thaw that is to allow the project's FERC pre-licensing studies to resume.

HydroVision International 2015 sets new attendance record

07/16/2015

This year's HydroVision International, currently under way in Portland, Ore., has bested its own record with more than 3,800 attendees representing 60 countries from around the globe.

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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 now under way in Portland, Ore., and industry leaders from around the globe are using the four-day conference and exhibition to encourage the sector to spread awareness about hydropower's many virtues.

Government & Regulatory Policies

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, ...

Kim Ogren: Graduating Researcher of the Hydro Research Foundation

07/09/2015 Kim Ogren is a PhD candidate in Geography at Oregon State University in ...

U.S. Department of Commerce official Chandra Brown joins HydroVision keynote lineup

07/02/2015 Organizers of the world's largest hydroelectric power event are pleased ...

Energy Incentives

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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...
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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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HydroVision International 2015 keynote speakers announced

04/17/2015 The organizers of HydroVision International 2015 are pleased to announce...

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