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    Petition could increase Oregon's renewable portfolio to include more hydroelectric power


    A measure to expand Oregon's definition of "renewable energy" to include more hydroelectric power could appear before the state's voters next year if a petition urging its consideration receives about 87,000 signatures by July 3, 2014.

    House subcommittee reviews new hydro development legislation


    The U.S. House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power held a hearing this week on legislation that could further improve conditions for hydroelectric project development.

    Colorado agency making allocations for small hydro development


    The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is hoping to create a "small hydropower roadmap" for the state's agriculture through its Advancing Colorado's Renewable Energy (ACRE) program.

    FERC eyes power system protection from geomagnetic disturbances


    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has ordered the development of reliability standards to protect the nation's bulk electricity system from the effects of geomagnetic disturbances.

    Cameroon seeks Sanaga Basin water resources management including hydropower


    Cameroon utility Electricity Development Corp. (EDC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop a framework for integrated water resources management in the Sanaga River Basin, site of more than half of Cameroon's 13,700 MW of hydropower potential.

    IHA releases hydropower project sustainability evaluations


    The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has released a first set of official reports made using its Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol, which evaluates hydroelectric projects and their operators in a number of criteria.

    Senate confirms President's Secretary of Energy nominee


    The U.S. Senate unanimously approved nominee Ernest Moniz as the nation's new Secretary of Energy with a 97-0 vote in favor earlier today.

    Hydroelectric project developers receive extension from Panama utility regulator


    The Panama Hydroelectrical Development Company has received an extension from utilities regulator Autoridad Nacional de los Servicios Publicos (Asep) to complete work on the 28-MW Santa Maria hydroelectric project.

    FERC licenses three hydro projects, reports 62-MW Rainbow expansion on line


    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued two original hydropower licenses, relicensed a third project, and reported the 62-MW Rainbow expansion hydro plant went on line in Montana during April.

    Chinese environmental ministry approves massive Shuangjiangkou hydropower project


    China's Ministry of Environmental Protection has approved what could become the country's tallest hydropower plant, despite concerns regarding the project's impact on plants and rare fish.

    Kongsberg releases new device for underwater inspections


    Technology manufacturer Kongsberg Mesotech Limited has released a new ultra high-resolution sonar head with applications in underwater inspections of hydropower projects and dams.

    Court upholds ruling in Cabin Creek hydropower project case


    In a case involving a deadly accident in 2007, three vendors hired by an Xcel Energy subsidiary to do work at a hydroelectric power facility in Colorado have had an earlier legal victory upheld by the Colorado Court of Appeals.

    FERC calls conference on reliability of bulk power system


    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission plans a technical conference July 9 on reliability of the bulk electricity system.

    World's largest hydroelectric power event earns industry honors


    HydroVision International -- the world's largest event dedicated to the hydroelectric power industry -- has again been recognized by Trade Show Executive as one of the fastest-growing tradeshows in the United States.

    Senate Energy Committee passes hydroelectric power bills to full Senate for voting


    Three pieces of hydroelectric power legislation have received unanimous approval from the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, positioning them for voting in the full Senate.

    Brazil's 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower project on hold again


    Work at the controversial Belo Monte hydropower plants has been delayed once more as representatives from a number of indigenous groups have occupied one of the project's three construction sites.

    Industry expert discusses upcoming International Hydropower Association World Congress


    Dr. Cecilia Tortaada, President of the Third World Centre for Water Management, recently took time to discuss the International Hydropower Association 2013 World Congress with HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide Chief Editor David Appleyard.

    Mexico approves revised hydropower project regulatory policies


    Mexico's congress has changed its renewable energy and energy transition law to include larger hydroelectric projects in the country's definition of "renewable", provided they satisfy a certain criteria.

    FERC approves remaining environmental studies for Alaska's 600-MW Susitna-Watana


    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved the remaining 14 environmental studies for the 600-MW Susitna-Watana hydroelectric project, ensuring the project on Alaska's upper Susitna River can keep to schedule.



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