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FERC denies small conduit designation for project on New York canal system

05/16/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has rejected a request to declare a proposed project on the New York State Barge Canal System to be a small conduit hydro project excluded from FERC jurisdiction.

Industry News

05/15/2014

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

Marine Hydrokinetics

05/15/2014

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

More than just one more meeting

05/13/2014

During the average week, I attend quite a few meetings. This week, I have 15 (admittedly, this is an abnormal week, I do not usually have quite so many meetings).

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Yukon unveils long-term plan for hydroelectric power development

05/13/2014

The Yukon government has released a planning directive that calls for the comprehensive investigation of new large-scale hydroelectric power projects in the northwestern territory.

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Argentina seeks hydropower inventory of Iruya, Pescado rivers

05/09/2014

Argentina's federal planning ministry invites expressions of interest to study the hydropower potential of the Iruya and Pescado rivers, tributaries of the Bermejo River in northern Argentina.

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Hydroelectric power, other renewables forecast to grow, EIA report says

05/08/2014

A report released this week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration projects national growth amongst renewables -- including hydroelectric power -- in coming decades.

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Obama renominates LaFleur to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

05/07/2014

President Obama has renominated Commissioner Cheryl A. LaFleur to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Her nomination is subject to Senate confirmation.

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Eletrobras completes reports on proposed 8,000-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydroelectric plant

05/05/2014

Brazil's Eletrobras has completed a technical and financial appraisal of the proposed 8,000-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydropower project, the state-owned utility said.

Mr. Harris Goes to Washington

05/05/2014

It was said that when the State of Oklahoma asked its favorite son, Will Rogers, if they might sculpt his likeness for inclusion in the United States Capitol's statuary, the cowboy from Oolagah gave his consent only on the condition that his statue face the House chamber so he could "keep an eye on Congress."

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Swiger honored as NHA Henwood Award recipient

05/05/2014

The National Hydropower Association presented Michael Swiger the Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award during its annual conference in Washington, D.C., in recognition of a lifetime of achievement in the hydroelectric power industry.

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Site C hydropower project clears CEAA environmental review

05/02/2014

Development of BC Hydro's Site C hydropower project is moving forward after the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency's Joint Review Panel completed a review earlier this week.

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NorthWestern hydropower projects acquisition proposal clears FTC

05/02/2014

NorthWestern Energy has received Federal Trade Commission approval for its proposed purchase of 11 hydropower projects and related assets from PPL Montana, LLC.

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Free Flow Power files three more license applications totaling 78 MW

05/01/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission received three more hydro license applications during March from Free Flow Power Corp. for projects at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams totaling 78 MW.

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U.S. has 65 GW of untapped hydroelectric power potential, DOE report says

04/29/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy and its Oak Ridge National Laboratory have released a new renewable energy resource assessment that estimates as much as 65 GW of new hydroelectric power capacity could be developed across more than three million American rivers and streams.

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DOE unveils ambitious plan for long-term hydroelectric power development

04/29/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy today unveiled a plan ultimately designed to dramatically increase American hydroelectric capacity in the coming decades.

Hydro-rich Guinea seeks firms to operate state-owned utility

04/29/2014

Guinea's Ministry of Energy and Hydraulics invites expressions of interest from firms to manage state-owned electric utility Electricite de Guinee (EDG).

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Four legislators honored by NHA for hydroelectric power advocacy

04/28/2014

The National Hydropower Association awarded four members of Congress with NHA Legislator of the Year awards for their roles in championing hydroelectric power legislation through the House and Senate.

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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

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