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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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.

Senate bill would extend tax credit, bond program for hydro

04/10/2006 U.S. senators have introduced a bill to extend the deadlines for incremental hydropower and other renewable energy sources to qualify for production tax credits and for Clean Renewable Energy Bonds.

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