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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) News

Energy Projects Director Wright retires from FERC; Miles named director

01/22/2015 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced Jeff Wright, director of FERC's Office of Energy Projects, is retiring in February, to be succee...

FERC receives permit application for seawater-powered Hawaii pumped-storage

01/21/2015 United Power Corp. has filed an application for a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission preliminary permit to study development of the 30-MW South M...

FERC assessments back licensing 6-MW Calligan Creek, 2.2-MW Pepperell hydro projects

01/16/2015 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued environmental assessments endorsing the licensing of the 6-MW Calligan Creek hydroelectric proj...

Latest Regulation & Policy News

U.S. DOE anounces funding opportunity for renewable energy technology R&D

01/23/2015

The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects-Energy (ARPA-E) has issued a third open funding opportunity that will support up to US$125 million in research and development in a number of disciplines, including hydroelectric power.

Energy Projects Director Wright retires from FERC; Miles named director

01/22/2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced Jeff Wright, director of FERC's Office of Energy Projects, is retiring in February, to be succeeded by Deputy Director Ann Miles.

U.S. DOE invites applications for hydropower incentive payments

01/22/2015

The U.S. Department of Energy invites applications for hydropower incentive payments to developers who have added hydropower generating capacity to existing facilities.

FERC receives permit application for seawater-powered Hawaii pumped-storage

01/21/2015

United Power Corp. has filed an application for a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission preliminary permit to study development of the 30-MW South Maui Pumped-Storage project, which would use seawater from the Pacific Ocean to power the project on the south coast of Maui Island, Hawaii.

Laos hydropower program seeks power sector reform options

01/21/2015

The government of Laos invites expressions of interest from consultants to review its power markets and regulation and to recommend options for reform of its power sector.

Obama: America free to write energy future

01/21/2015

Though President Barack Obama did not discuss his energy policies as much last night as he has in some of his other State of the Union addresses, he still praised American power generators for their commitment in meeting his environmental goals.

HydroVision Russia 2015 keynote address to include World Energy Council, Russian Federation involvement

01/16/2015

The organizers of HydroVision Russia and POWER-GEN Russia are pleased to announce the support of the Russian Federation's Ministry of Energy and other industry leaders, making the upcoming conference and exhibition an important event for all those working Russia's energy market.

FERC assessments back licensing 6-MW Calligan Creek, 2.2-MW Pepperell hydro projects

01/16/2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued environmental assessments endorsing the licensing of the 6-MW Calligan Creek hydroelectric project in Washington and the 2.207-MW Pepperell hydro project in Massachusetts.

Government & Regulatory Policies

U.S. DOE anounces funding opportunity for renewable energy technology R&D

01/23/2015 The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects-Energy (ARPA-...

Laos hydropower program seeks power sector reform options

01/21/2015 The government of Laos invites expressions of interest from consultants ...

Obama: America free to write energy future

01/21/2015 Though President Barack Obama did not discuss his energy policies as muc...

Senate confirms nomination of Honorable to FERC

12/19/2014 The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Arkansas utility regulat...

Energy Incentives

U.S. DOE invites applications for hydropower incentive payments

01/22/2015 The U.S. Department of Energy invites applications for hydropower incent...

HydroVision Russia 2015 keynote address to include World Energy Council, Russian Federation involvement

01/16/2015 The organizers of HydroVision Russia and POWER-GEN Russia are pleased to...

Australia's 52-MW Burdekin hydropower plant tabled amidst energy goal squabbles

12/16/2014 Power developer Meridian Energy Australia is shelving plans for the 52-M...
2014 NHA Annual Conference

2015 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference program available online now

12/16/2014 The conference program for the 2015 National Hydropower Association Annu...

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