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FERC sets conferences on critical infrastructure, system reliability

04/24/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued an agenda and discussion topics for a technical conference April 29 on Critical Infrastructure Protection issues.

Transitions

04/24/2014

News about recent job changes in the hydro industry for April 2014

Industry News

04/24/2014

News on hydroelectric power, pumped storage and more for April 2014

Marine Hydrokinetics

04/24/2014

News related to the marine hydrokinetics industry in North America for April 2014

Endangered Species Consultation: Why Does it Take so Long?

04/23/2014

Navigating through the stages of licensing or relicensing a hydropower project can be a lengthy process. However, there are steps to make the endangered species consultation portion easier to manage.

Perspectives: Make Your Voice Heard!

04/23/2014

This special edition of Hydro Review is being distributed at the National Hydropower Association's Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. During the conference's opening session, attendees are celebrating the hydro industry's "big win" in 2013 - passage of two hydro-related pieces of legislation by huge margins in both the Senate and the House.

Gimbel named Bureau of Reclamation deputy commissioner

04/23/2014

Jennifer Gimbel was named Reclamation's Deputy Commissioner for External and Intergovernmental Affairs in March, according to a release from the Bureau of Reclamation. 

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Bhutan, India sign hydroelectric power development agreement

04/22/2014

The governments of India and Bhutan have signed an agreement for the joint development of a number of hydropower projects earlier today in capital city Thimphu.

Panama

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.

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Developer announces public hearing on proposed Tulumayo 4 hydropower project

04/21/2014

Peruvian developer Egenjunin Tulumayo IV S.A.C. will hold a public hearing in May to meet socioeconomic requirements for the proposed Tulumayo 4 hydropower project.

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DOE announces new opportunities for hydroelectric power technology developers

04/21/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy has made a pair of announcements designed to promote the development of hydroelectric power and other renewable energy technologies in support of the Obama administration's "all-of-the-above" plan.

Catawba-Wateree Hydro Project

FERC backs state in blocking 401 certification for 739.182-MW Catawba-Wateree hydro project

04/17/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has agreed with a South Carolina appeals court that found the state did not waive its right to issue water quality certification necessary for the relicensing of Duke Energy's 739.182-MW Catawba-Wateree hydroelectric project.

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Executives at Brazilain hydroelectric power operators Cemig, CESP resign

04/17/2014

Two high-ranking board members from Brazilian utilities Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (Cemig) and Companhia Energetica de Sao Paulo (CESP) have resigned, according to separate announcements from both companies.

Zambia

Bank funding for 120-MW Itezhi-Tezhi hydro project to strengthen Zambia utility

04/17/2014

Utilizing funds for development of the 120-MW Itezhi-Tezhi hydroelectric project, the European Investment Bank (EIB) invites applications for pre-qualification to help strengthen Zambia Electricity Supply Corp. (ZESCO).

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ASDSO, ASCE meet with Alabama officials to discuss dam safety bill

04/16/2014

Experts from the Association of State Dam Safety Officials and the American Society of Civil Engineers met with officials from Alabama to discuss the implementation of a state dam safety program.

Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Project

New York Power Authority to relicense 1,160-MW pumped-storage hydro facility

04/11/2014

The New York Power Authority filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 10 a notice of a plan to seek a new license for the 1,160-MW Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Project.

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Inspector general orders FERC to restrict sensitive power system information

04/11/2014

Citing lapses in control of sensitive power system information, the Energy Department's Office of Inspector General has ordered the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to take immediate steps to protect national security information pertaining to the bulk power system, which in some cases includes hydroelectric facilities.

McMorris Rodgers

Rep. McMorris Rodgers to be honored, speak at upcoming NHA conference

04/09/2014

The National Hydropower Association has announced Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will be honored as one of the organization's Legislators of the Year for her advocacy of hydroelectric power.

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Hydroelectric projects, dams could be win-win for Pakistan

04/08/2014

Pakistan's hydroelectric power operators could be significantly vulnerable to climate change given the country's significant lack of water storage capacity, according to a report published by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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Hydroelectric power continues to play important role in Latin American energy mix, WEC says

04/04/2014

A recent report from the World Energy Council emphasizes hydroelectric power's role in helping Latin America and the Caribbean meet an increasing demand for energy.

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