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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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Rhode Island renewables legislation advances development, use of hydropower

10/15/2014

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed renewable energy legislation that includes provisions to advance regional development and use of hydropower.

Increased study requirements, loss of DOE backing end Admiralty Inlet tidal pilot project

10/10/2014

Snohomish County Public Utility District announced it is abandoning plans to develop the 600-kW Admiralty Inlet Pilot tidal project in Washington's Puget Sound.

U.S. awards hydro project funding to four Indian tribes

10/07/2014

The federal Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development has awarded $1.9 million to four Indian tribes for hydroelectric projects, including acquisition of 194-MW Kerr Dam in Montana.

IRS clarifies beginning of construction to qualify for PTC

08/26/2014

The Internal Revenue Service has issued a notice helping clarify what is the beginning of construction in order for a renewable energy project to qualify for production tax credits or investment tax credits.

U.S.: Non-hydro renewables generation on track to exceed hydro generation

08/08/2014

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports April was the eighth consecutive month in which total monthly non-hydropower renewables generation exceeded monthly hydropower generation in the United States.

NYPA adds to hydroelectric power allocation program

08/01/2014

Additional hydroelectric power allotments announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) add to an expanding program designed to create jobs and spur capital investments.

Now accepting abstracts for HydroVision Russia 2015

07/10/2014

The advisory board of HydroVision Russia is pleased to announce that it is now accepting abstracts for the 2015 conference program.

HydroVision International: A cornucopia of events “under one roof”

06/25/2014

A stator winding maintenance workshop. A 5K fun run. Meetings of multiple organizations affiliated with the hydroelectric power industry. Research updates and findings. These and many more co-located events are being offered “under one roof” with HydroVision International 2014 in Nashville.

Pennsylvania announces grant program for hydroelectric power, renewable development

06/12/2014

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and the state's Department of Environmental Protection have announced a new grant and loan program designed to encourage the deployment of renewable generating technologies, including hydroelectric power.

Tri-County Water commissions 8-MW Ridgway Dam small hydropower plant

06/06/2014

Colorado's Tri-County Water Conservancy District has commissioned the 8-MW Ridgway Dam small hydropower complex.

Deadline for PennWell Wall of Honor sponsorships, nominations is June 24

06/02/2014

The PennWell Corporation is proud to once again feature the Wall of Honor as a prominent part of all its 2014 North America Power Events.

World Bank Group approves financing for Nepal's Kabeli-A hydroelectric plant

05/20/2014

The World Bank Group has approved US$84.6 million in financing that will be used to fund Nepal's 37.6-MW Kabeli-A hydroelectric plant.

Hydroelectric power, other renewables forecast to grow, EIA report says

05/08/2014

A report released this week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration projects national growth amongst renewables -- including hydroelectric power -- in coming decades.

IDB rural electrification program could include hydroelectric power

04/22/2014

The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a US$20 million loan to Panama that could include hydroelectric power as part of an effort to electrify rural parts of the country.

Senate committee approves hydroelectric power tax credit extension

04/03/2014

A bill that would extend tax credits for hydroelectric power was approved today by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee.

World Bank's Meike van Ginneken to speak during HydroVision International keynote

03/10/2014

The organizers of HydroVision International 2014 are pleased to announce that Meike van Ginneken of the World Bank will participate as a keynote speaker at the upcoming conference and exhibition in Nashville, Tenn.

Hydroelectric power and Russia's energy future

02/10/2014

With the eyes of the world on Russia as Sochi hosts the 22nd Winter Olympic Games, HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide chief editor David Appleyard and HydroWorld.com online editor Michael Harris turn their eyes to the state of Russia's power market.

Hydroelectric power to remain strong in China, IBISWorld says

01/31/2014

Hydroelectric power represents one of China's fastest growing industries, according to a recent study by global market research group IBISWorld.

China announces new policy to encourage hydroelectric power development

01/22/2014

China's National Development and Reform Commission has announced a reform that will increase the price grid operators pay to hydroelectric power plants in an effort to spur industry investments.

Albion Ventures invests in new small hydropower scheme

01/21/2014

Investment firm Albion Ventures LLC has agreed to supply US$5.1 million to developer Green Highland Renewables for a new 1 MW small hydropower project in the Scottish highlands.


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