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    FERC rulemaking to advance cyber security for bulk electric system


    The Federal Energy Regulatory has issued a proposed rulemaking to update Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards by expanding cyber security standards for the bulk electricity system, including hydroelectric projects.

    Preliminary guide for world's largest hydroelectric power event available online now


    Those planning to attend the world's largest event dedicated to the hydroelectric power industry can get a head start on their scheduling with the HydroVision International 2013 Preliminary Event Guide.

    FERC counsel gives go-ahead to bill to reinstate Connecticut hydro projects


    An attorney for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission told a congressional committee April 16 that FERC does not oppose a bill that would reinstate and extend the hydropower licenses of two projects, totaling 1.293 MW, that FERC terminated in 2007 for lack of construction progress.

    Hydroelectric power growing worldwide, new IHA report says


    A recently released International Hydropower Association report shows the past year was one that saw significant investment in hydroelectric development in all regions of the world.

    Reclamation's FY 2014 budget request includes dam safety, environmental management allocations


    President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2014 budget request released this past week identifies a total of US$1.05 billion for the U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Reclamation.

    International Hydropower Association announces list of confirmed World Congress speakers


    The International Hydropower Association will feature a number of high-level executives, heads of organizations and other important decision makers at its 2013 World Congress.

    Senate confirms Jewell as new Secretary of the Interior


    Sally Jewell has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the next Secretary of the Interior, having received an 87-11 vote in favor.

    Environmental report to FERC shows no adverse effects from Maine tidal energy project


    Ocean Renewable Power Co. submitted its first annual environmental monitoring report to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in March showing no adverse effects from installation and operation of the 300-kW Cobscook Bay Tidal Energy project in Maine.

    Federal budget explores sale of hydroelectric power producer TVA


    President Barack Obama's administration seems willing to explore the possibility of privatizing the government-owned Tennessee Valley Authority, according to the 2014 federal budget proposal released by the White House this week.

    Two hydroelectric power development bills now in Senate hands


    A pair of bills designed to improve the conditions for American hydroelectric power development have each passed the U.S. House of Representatives with overwhelming margins of support, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    Mozambique seeks river control consultant, hydro-mechanical expert


    Mozambique's national water directorate invites expressions of interest from consultants to help monitor international river control agreements and to serve as hydro-mechanical specialist on a water resources development expert panel.

    FERC issues three exemptions, receives one application in March


    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued three hydropower license exemptions totaling 578 kW and received an application for another exemption of 292 kW in March.

    International Hydropower Association announces World Congress schedule


    The International Hydropower Association has released the program schedule for the IHA World Congress, which takes place May 21-24, 2013, in Sarawak, Malaysia.

    Interior recommends removal of four Klamath River hydroelectric projects


    The U.S. Department of the Interior has released its final evaluation of the potential removal of four PacifiCorp-owned hydroelectric projects along the Klamath River in southern Oregon and northern California.

    Connecticut bill would modify state's renewable portfolio standard to include some Canadian hydro


    A bill that would modify Connecticut's current set of renewable portfolio standards is drawing fire as opponents say it would negatively impact jobs, consumer choice and electricity prices.

    Droughts affecting Vietnamese hydroelectric power provider


    Hydropower projects in Vietnam's central Quang Nam province are being asked to discharge water to help decrease the effects of severe drought.

    International Hydropower Association announces IHA World Congress


    Members of the hydroelectric power community will convene in May for the International Hydropower Association's World Congress for discussions concerning hydropower development around the world.



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