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Reclamation forecasts lower water release to Lake Mead in 2014

08/19/2013

The Bureau of Reclamation has used data projections of Lake Powell and Lake Mead reservoir elevations that a release of 7.48 million acre-feet from Lake Powell is required in water year 2014, per the 2007 Colorado River Interim Guidelines for Lower Basin Shortages and Coordinated Operations.

FERC approves third attempt to license 9-MW Enloe hydro project

08/19/2013

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved the third attempt by Okanogan County Public Utility District to license the 9-MW Enloe hydroelectric project in eastern Washington.

HydroVision Brasil extends Hydroelectric Projects of the Year nomination deadline

08/16/2013

The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines have extended the deadline to nominate hydropower projects for the HYdroVision Brasil 2013 Projects of the Year program.

ICOLD Annual Meeting under way in Seattle

08/15/2013

The International Commission on Large Dams is holding its 81st Annual Meeting in Seattle this week, marking the event's first return to the United States since 1988.

Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nation to participate in Tazi Twe hydropower project environmental studies

08/14/2013

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) has allocated about US$50,000 to the Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nation for its participation in federal environmental assessments of the proposed Tazi Twe hydroelectric project.

India's Supreme Court halts hydropower project development in Uttarakhand

08/14/2013

India's Supreme Court has prohibited central and state governments from granting any further environmental or forest clearances for hydroelectric projects in the country's northern Uttarakhand state until further notice.

SMC, K-Water announce joint venture for 246-MW Angat hydropower project

08/13/2013

The Korean Water Resources Corporation (K-Water) and the Filipino conglomerate San Miguel Corporation (SMC) have announced a joint venture for the development and operation of the 246-MW Angat hydropower project, according to documents filed with the Philippine Stock Exchange.

Hydroelectric power industry leaders, policy makers react to bill enactment

08/12/2013

Hydroelectric power's place in America's energy mix has been cemented following the enactment of House Resolutions 267 and 678 by President Barack Obama this past week, industry advocates said.

Sithe Global pulls backing from Amaila Falls hydropower project

08/12/2013

An American investor has withdrawn its support from the 165-MW Amaila Falls hydroelectric project, citing Guyana's inability to reach consensus on a number of key legislative arrangements needed for the plant's development.

Obama signs hydroelectric power bills; H.R. 267 and 678 now federal law

08/09/2013

Both the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 and the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act were signed into law by President Barack Obama earlier today.

HydroVision International 2013 Attendee Choice Awards announced

08/09/2013

 

The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines announced the HydroVision International 2013 Attendee Choice Award recipients during recent event's closing luncheon.

Brazilian trade group urges hydroelectric project development

08/08/2013

The development Brazil's hydroelectric power sector was a key topic of discussion during FIESP's 14th International Meeting of Energy in Sao Paulo.

North Carolina again tries to thwart FERC relicensing of 210-MW Yadkin hydro project

08/08/2013

The state of North Carolina has filed suit against Alcoa Power Generating Inc., challenging the company's ownership of riverbeds beneath its 210-MW Yadkin hydroelectric project.

Small hydro comes to England's Blenheim Palace

08/08/2013

England's Blenheim Palace is taking a cue from Windsor Castle in embracing small hydro power.

Ontario's 25-MW New Post Creek hydropower project moves forward

08/08/2013

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and its partner, Coral Rapids Power (CRP), are moving forward with plans to develop a 25 MW hydropower project on New Post Creek in northern Ontario, the province's Ministry of Energy has announced.

Best Technical Papers awards presented at HydroVision International 2013

08/07/2013

At the awards and luncheon closing finale for HydroVision International 2013 in Denver last week, the winners of the Best Technical Papers awards were announced by Hydro Review Senior Editor Elizabeth Ingram.

Dates set for HydroVision International 2014

08/06/2013

HydroVision International -- the world's largest event dedicated entirely to the hydroelectric power industry -- is heading to Nashville, Tenn., in 2014.

FERC exempts two hydro projects of 135 kW, receives application for 750-kW project

08/05/2013

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued exemptions for two hydroelectric projects totaling 135 kW and received an application for another project of 750 kW during June.

HydroVision Russia extends call for abstracts

08/05/2013

The advisory board of HydroVision Russia has extended the deadline to its original deadline for submitting abstracts for the 2014 conference and exhibition.

Hydroelectric project regulation and development bills await President Obama's signature

08/02/2013

A pair of hydroelectric power bills now await President Barack Obama's signature after receiving unanimous approval from the U.S. Senate in the waning moments of the current Congressional session.


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