Energy Incentives

Various energy incentives are available for hydropower plants. These can be production tax credits, stimulus funding and clean renewable energy bonds.

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House panel advances production tax credits for hydro

05/15/2008 The House Ways and Means Committee endorsed a bill May 15 that would extend expiring production tax credits for renewable energy, including hydropower, and authorize another $2 billion for the Clean Renewable Energy Bonds program.

UPDATE - Senate advances production tax credit extension

04/10/2008 The Senate endorsed a one-year extension of expiring production tax credits for renewable energy, including hydropower, by attaching the language April 10 to a bill to address the home mortgage market crisis.

FERC certifies production tax credit for 19.2-MW Mattaceunk

03/27/2008 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has certified incremental generation at the 19.2-MW Mattaceunk hydroelectric project in Maine to be eligible for federal renewable energy production tax credits.

FERC certifies production tax credit for 2,164-MW Bath County

02/22/2008 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has certified incremental generation at the 2,164-MW Bath County pumped-storage project in Virginia to be eligible for federal renewable energy production tax credits.

UPDATE - Senate panel adds energy tax credit, clean bonds to stimulus

01/31/2008 In markup of a House-passed economic stimulus bill, the Senate Finance Committee Jan. 30 added language to extend expiring production tax credits for renewable energy projects, including some hydropower, as well as Clean Renewable Energy Bonds for such projects.

FERC certifies production tax credit for 2.7-MW Birch Creek

01/10/2008 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has certified incremental generation at the 2.7-MW Birch Creek project in Idaho to be eligible for renewable energy production tax credits.

FERC certifies 188.25-MW Kerr, 1.8-MW Phoenix for production tax credits

12/21/2007 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has certified incremental hydropower generation at the 188.25-MW Kerr and 1.8-MW Phoenix hydroelectric projects as eligible for renewable energy production tax credits.

FERC certifies production tax credit for 452-MW Seneca Pumped- Storage

10/22/2007 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has certified incremental generation at the 451.8-MW Seneca Pumped-Storage project to be eligible for renewable energy production tax credits.

FERC certifies production tax credit for 149-MW Balch 1 and 2

10/08/2007 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has certified incremental generation at the 148.776-MW Balch 1 and 2 hydroelectric project in California to be eligible for renewable energy production tax credits.

New trash rake prompts tax credit for Indiana's 81-MW Markland

08/13/2007 Installation of an automatic trash rake system at the 81-MW Markland hydro project is to reduce head losses and increase generation enough to convince the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to certify the incremental generation as eligible for renewable energy production tax credits.

FERC certifies 18-MW Ninety-nine Islands for tax credit

06/05/2007 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has certified incremental generation at the 18-MW Ninety-nine Islands hydroelectric project in South Carolina to be eligible for renewable energy production tax credits.

UPDATE - FERC certifies three projects for production tax credits

03/20/2007 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has certified improvements to the 512-MW Conowingo hydroelectric project in Maryland and Pennsylvania, the 742-MW Clark Fork project in Idaho and Montana, and the 2.4-MW Vergennes No. 9 project in Vermont for renewable energy production tax credits.

FERC certifies three projects for production tax credits

03/08/2007 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has certified improvements to the 512-MW Conowingo hydroelectric project in Maryland and Pennsylvania, the 742-MW Clark Fork project in Idaho and Montana, and the 2.4-MW Vergennes No. 9 project in Vermont for renewable energy production tax credits.

FERC certifies 13.3-MW California project for tax credit

01/26/2007 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has certified incremental hydropower generation of the 13.3-MW Forks of Butte project in Butte County, Calif., making it eligible for a production tax credit.

FERC certifies 3.6-MW Lower LaChute for tax credit

12/12/2006 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has certified incremental hydropower generation of the 3.6-MW Lower LaChute River project in Ticonderoga, N.Y., making it eligible for a production tax credit.

UPDATE - Congress extends production tax credit, bond programs

12/12/2006 Although the 109th Congress left much work unfinished at adjournment Dec. 9, lawmakers did approve a benefit for hydropower operators with the extension of production tax credit and clean renewable energy bond programs.

FERC certifies 4.8-MW Clyde River for production tax credit

11/17/2006 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has certified incremental hydropower generation of the 4.8-MW Clyde River project, making the additional generation eligible for a production tax credit.

N.Y. project's incremental generation certified for tax credit

10/18/2006 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has certified incremental hydropower generation planned for the 7.46-MW Oswego Falls project in New York for a renewable energy production tax credit.

FERC certifies 29.08-MW Piney for production tax credit

06/07/2006 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission certified efficiency improvements for the 29.08-MW Piney project on June 2, making the resulting additional capacity eligible for a renewable energy production tax credit.

FERC certifies PacifiCorp for first production tax credit

06/02/2006 In its first certification of incremental hydroelectric generation, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has certified PacifiCorp's 161.338-MW Klamath project as eligible for a renewable energy production tax credit.

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