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FERC denies permit extension; Collinsville license transfer request pending

08/21/2015 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied a request by Canton, Conn., to extend the city's second preliminary permit for two Connecticut ...

FERC approves electronic dispatch of wind, hydro generation in New England

08/12/2015 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a request by New England's independent electricity system operator to implement a modified el...

FERC licenses three hydropower projects totaling 17.25 MW

08/04/2015 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reports it licensed three hydropower projects in Washington and Pennsylvania totaling 17.25 MW during June.

Latest Regulation & Policy News

FERC denies permit extension; Collinsville license transfer request pending

08/21/2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied a request by Canton, Conn., to extend the city's second preliminary permit for two Connecticut hydro sites.

Proposal could ease financial burden imposed on hydropower project operators during Brazil's drought

08/19/2015

A provisional decree approved by Brazil's legislature yesterday would allow hydroelectric power generators to receive compensation for losses incurred during the country's prolonged drought.

Guyana nixes plans for 165-MW Amaila Falls hydropower project

08/13/2015

The Guyana government has abandoned plans to develop the 165-MW Amaila Falls hydroelectric plant, citing numerous delays and potential cost overruns.

Brazil rebounding from drought

08/12/2015

A 20% increase in Brazil's hydroelectric power reservoirs in July has allowed the country's government to shut down 21 backup thermoelectric plants.

FERC approves electronic dispatch of wind, hydro generation in New England

08/12/2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a request by New England's independent electricity system operator to implement a modified electronic dispatch method for certain wind and hydropower generators that are classified as intermittent power resources under ISO New England Inc.'s market rules.

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Puzen joins Mead & Hunt as FERC manager

08/11/2015

Shawn Puzen is now Federal Energy Regulatory Commission licensing and compliance manager for Mead & Hunt.

16 states join to oppose EPA's Clean Power Plan

08/06/2015

A letter signed by 16 states opposes the Environmental Protection Agency's recently unveiled Clean Power Plan, requesting an "immediate stay" on a program the opposition says "unlawfully exploits Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act."

Africa agency seeks strategic plan, law review, hydromet system upgrade for Zambezi River Basin project

08/05/2015

The eight-nation Zambezi Watercourse Commission (ZAMCOM) invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop a strategic plan, harmonize national water laws and upgrade the hydro-meteorological system for the Zambezi River Basin Management Project in southern Africa.

Government & Regulatory Policies

Guyana nixes plans for 165-MW Amaila Falls hydropower project

08/13/2015 The Guyana government has abandoned plans to develop the 165-MW Amaila F...

Brazil rebounding from drought

08/12/2015 A 20% increase in Brazil's hydroelectric power reservoirs in July has al...

16 states join to oppose EPA's Clean Power Plan

08/06/2015 A letter signed by 16 states opposes the Environmental Protection Agency...

Africa agency seeks strategic plan, law review, hydromet system upgrade for Zambezi River Basin project

08/05/2015 The eight-nation Zambezi Watercourse Commission (ZAMCOM) invites express...

Energy Incentives

Proposal could ease financial burden imposed on hydropower project operators during Brazil's drought

08/19/2015 A provisional decree approved by Brazil's legislature yesterday wou...
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EPA's revised Clean Power Plan likely coming today

08/03/2015 I would imagine that my musings on the U.S. Environmental Protection Age...
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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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