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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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HydroVision International 2015 early bird discounts available now

03/23/2015

HydroVision International 2015 is still more than three months away, but it isn't too soon to save on registrations for the world's largest hydroelectric power event.

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Marine and hydrokinetic energy taking center stage at new event

03/13/2015

The inaugural International Marine Renewable Energy Conference (IMREC) and third-annual Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS) will take place this April in Washington, D.C., bringing together industry leaders and policy-makers from around the world.

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America's non-hydro renewables outpace hydroelectric power through 2014

03/10/2015

The net generation of America's non-hydroelectric renewable resources eclipsed conventional hydropower for the first year-long period in the nation's history in 2014, according to a report released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration this month.

 

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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 America or REAP to applications year-round, offering more opportunities for rural small businesses and agricultural producers to develop renewables, including hydro.

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 event dedicated entirely to hydropower.

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 from consultants to evaluate options for carbon credits sales for the proposed 4,800-MW Inga Basse Chute hydroelectric project and several proposed medium-sized hydro projects in the DRC.

U.S. DOE invites applications for hydropower incentive payments

01/22/2015

The U.S. Department of Energy invites applications for hydropower incentive payments to developers who have added hydropower generating capacity to existing facilities.

HydroVision Russia 2015 keynote address must-see for all hydro industry professionals

01/16/2015

The organizers of HydroVision Russia and POWER-GEN Russia are pleased to announce the support of the Russian Federation's Ministry of Energy and other industry leaders, making the upcoming conference and exhibition an important event for all those working Russia's energy market.

Australia's 52-MW Burdekin hydropower plant tabled amidst energy goal squabbles

12/16/2014

Power developer Meridian Energy Australia is shelving plans for the 52-MW Burdekin hydropower project, citing revisions to Australia's federal energy policy.

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2015 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference program available online now

12/16/2014

The conference program for the 2015 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference is now available online, giving industry members a sneak peek of everything the three-day event has to offer.

U.S. House approves hydroelectric power tax provision

12/04/2014

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that amends an existing Internal Revenue Code to extend certain expiring tax provisions for some forms of energy production through 2014, including conventional hydroelectric power and marine and hydrokinetic.

Register for HydroVision Russia 2015 now and save

11/19/2014

Time is running out to receive a special early registration rate for HydroVision Russia 2015.

New York allocations to create new hydroelectric power

11/13/2014

A US$206 million initiative announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will help diversify the state's renewable energy portfolio by helping fund the construction of two hydropower projects.

Gravity Renewables to supply hydroelectric power to New York under remote net metering agreement

11/12/2014

Gravity Renewables will provide 10 million kWh per year in small hydroelectric power through a partnership with the Municipal Gas and Electric Alliance (MEGA), the Colorado-based energy developer and operator announced earlier this month.

Small hydro project begins operating in Scotland

11/12/2014

The 450-kW Callander Community Hydro Ltd. project is now operating near the town of Callander in Scotland. 

FirstEnergy seeks renewable energy credits including hydro for Ohio utilities

10/27/2014

FirstEnergy Corp. has issued a request for proposals to provide renewable energy credits from generating sources including hydropower, on behalf of its Ohio utilities, Ohio Edison, Cleveland Electric Illuminating, and Toledo Edison.

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Investing in European hydropower

10/27/2014

News that a Dutch pension fund asset manager and an alternative investment manager have formed a partnership to invest a targeted €500 million in the acquisition and development of European hydro plants signals a major shift in the perception of hydropower as an investment class.

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.

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