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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) News

FERC affirms revocation of hydropower license for failure to build fish passage

03/02/2015 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected a request for rehearing and affirmed its revocation of the hydropower license of the 687-kW East ...

FERC proposes sale of primary frequency response service at market rates

02/23/2015 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued proposed rules that would allow the sale of primary frequency response service at market-based ...

FERC authorizes 19 hydropower projects totaling 1,936.744 MW in 2014

02/10/2015 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued 19 hydropower licenses and exemptions in 2014, totaling 1,936.744 MW. It also received applications...

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Kuwait provides US$32 million for Pakistan's 969-MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower plant

03/02/2015

A deal signed in Islamabad will see the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) provide an additional US$32 million for Pakistan's 969-MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower plant.

FERC affirms revocation of hydropower license for failure to build fish passage

03/02/2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected a request for rehearing and affirmed its revocation of the hydropower license of the 687-kW East Juliette hydroelectric project due to the licensee's failure over 12 years to construct required fish passage.

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World Bank’s US$100 million credit to Myanmar continues hydroelectric infrastructure development in Irrawaddy River Basin

02/26/2015

Some of the 20 planned hydropower plants for Myanmar (formerly Burma), which is located in South East Asia, will be constructed within the Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady in Burmese) River Basin, according to the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Electric Power (MOEP). Myanmar has numerous hydroelectric projects in development, but last December it received a US$100 million credit from the World Bank’s International Development Association after forming administrative apparatus in the public, private and scientific sectors to manage and develop the Irrawaddy River Basin.  

World Bank releases Alstom from debarment

02/25/2015

The World Bank Group has removed Alstom SA from debarment after the bank's Integrity Compliance Office determined the company fulfilled conditions for its release.

FERC proposes sale of primary frequency response service at market rates

02/23/2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued proposed rules that would allow the sale of primary frequency response service at market-based rates.

NHA Annual Conference early bird registration discount ends February 27

02/20/2015

Time is running out for National Hydropower Association members to receive a special early bird registration rate for the NHA's 2015 Annual Conference.

Sao Paulo might limit water access to two days per week amidst ongoing Brazilian drought

02/18/2015

Residents of the world's 12th-largest city are being warned that their access to water might be limited to just two days per week as Brazil's drought continues to strain the South American country.

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PBS highlights small hydro's potential in recent segment

02/16/2015

Growing up in Oklahoma -- a state with no natural lakes -- dams are plentiful, and with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Keystone Dam and its 70 MW hydropower plant just 20 miles to the west, I always had a vision of what I thought a hydroelectric plant and the pieces that make it possible should look like.

Government & Regulatory Policies

Kuwait provides US$32 million for Pakistan's 969-MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower plant

03/02/2015 A deal signed in Islamabad will see the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic De...
Irrawaddy River Basin

World Bank’s US$100 million credit to Myanmar continues hydroelectric infrastructure development in Irrawaddy River Basin

02/26/2015 Some of the 20 planned hydropower plants for Myanmar (formerly Burma), w...

World Bank releases Alstom from debarment

02/25/2015 The World Bank Group has removed Alstom SA from debarment after the bank...

NHA Annual Conference early bird registration discount ends February 27

02/20/2015 Time is running out for National Hydropower Association members to recei...

Energy Incentives

Program to fund small hydro development

USDA grants available year-round to develop renewables, including hydro

02/11/2015 The U.S. Department of Agriculture has opened its Renewable Energy for A...

Get a sneak peek into the world's largest hydroelectric power event

02/11/2015 The hydroelectric power sector is dynamic, and so is the world's largest...

DR Congo seeks carbon credits consultant for 4,800-MW Inga 3 Basse Chute, medium hydro

02/05/2015 The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest f...

U.S. DOE invites applications for hydropower incentive payments

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

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