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Hydroelectric power's future in Ontario strong, minister says

10/22/2013

Speaking at the Ontario Waterpower Association's annual conference and exhibition, Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli affirmed the role of hydroelectric power in the province's current and future energy sector.

FERC chair will join Stoel Rives LLP

10/22/2013

Jon Wellinghoff, Chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, will join energy law practice Stoel Rives LLP after leaving FERC, the Portland-based firm said.

An Update from Canada

10/21/2013

Not to give too much away, but I'm currently working on an update on the state of hydropower development in Canada for December's issue of Hydro Review magazine.

FERC hydro license amendments add 3.2 MW; third amendment seeks 170 kW

10/18/2013

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved hydropower license amendments for projects in Wisconsin and Michigan, increasing installed hydro capacity 3.2 MW during September.

Government shutdown ends after Congress moves legislation

10/17/2013

Congress approved a measure yesterday that will suspend the United States' debt limit until February 7, averting default and providing government funding for agencies that have been shuttered for more than two weeks.

Large hydro project development increasing, delegates tell World Energy Congress

10/16/2013

Large hydropower projects are experiencing a global renaissance as developers in Central and Latin America, Russia and Canada are moving to exploit untapped hydroelectric power potential, World Energy Congress delegates were told earlier this week.

Mexican energy regulatory CRE approves five hydropower projects

10/15/2013

Mexico's Comision Reguladora de Energia has approved five private hydropower projects that will add 365 MW of installed capacity.

Perspectives: Let's Talk about Jobs

10/15/2013

Job creation. It's a top-of-mind issue for many countries throughout the world, including the U.S. and Canada.

Transitions

10/15/2013

Eric Van Deuren joins team at Pacific Gas and Electric

The Leading Edge

10/15/2013

Bill introduced to aid American marine hydrokinetic industry

Industry News

10/15/2013

FirstEnergy applies to transfer 11 plants to LS Power unit

DOE's Energy Information Administration closed due to government shutdown

10/14/2013

The U.S. Department of Energy has shut down the Energy Information Administration, effective October 11, due to the lapse in appropriations caused by Congress's failure to pass a new federal budget.

Peru's Chaglla hydropower project receives important rights-of-way authorization

10/11/2013

The Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines has granted rights of way essential for the construction of the 406-MW Chaglla hydropower plant.

Proposal could make hydroelectric power purchase mandatory for Indian utilities

10/09/2013

A new proposal could require India's utilities to purchase a mandatory amount of hydroelectric power as the country works to wean itself off fossil-fueled forms of power generation.

FERC receives draft application for 260-MW Mineville underground pumped-storage project

10/09/2013

Developer Moriah Hydro Corp. has filed a draft hydropower license application, seeking Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval of the 260-MW Mineville pumped-storage project, to be located completely underground in an abandoned mine complex in New York.

Peruvian legislators introduce bill to expedite hydroelectric power development

10/07/2013

Peruvian legislators have submitted a bill to the country's congress that seeks to speed the approval process for hydroelectric projects with capacities greater than 20 MW.

Government shuts down Vietnam's Dong Nai 6, 6A hydropower projects

10/04/2013

The Vietnamese government has rejected proposals for the 135-MW Dong Nai 6 and 106-MW Dong Nai 6A hydropower projects, citing the results of a recent environmental impact report.

TVA announces record hydroelectric power production in FY 2013

10/03/2013

The Tennessee Valley Authority broke its 40-year old record for electricity generated within a fiscal year, TVA announced following the close of the 2013 fiscal year on September 30.

Bank seeks consultants to advance private hydro development in Guinea

10/03/2013

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to help Guinea's Ministry of Energy advance private hydro development in Guinea.

Government shutdown postpones FERC workshop on Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act

10/02/2013

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has postponed a hearing on implementation of the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 as a result of a shutdown of the federal government due to Congress' lack of agreement on spending measures.


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