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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.

    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.

    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.

    FERC receives seven hydro license applications from Free Flow Power totaling 70 MW

    04/03/2014

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission received seven hydro license applications during February from Free Flow Power Corp. for projects totaling 70 MW at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams.

    Subsea cable operator objects to FERC license for 600-kW Admiralty Inlet tidal project

    03/26/2014

    Pacific Crossing, owner of PC-1, a subsea telecommunications cable linking the United States and Japan, is objecting to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval of a pilot project license for the 600-kW Admiralty Inlet Pilot tidal project to be installed near PC-1 in Washington's Puget Sound.

    FERC approves hydrokinetic pilot license for 600-kW Admiralty Inlet tidal project

    03/21/2014

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a hydrokinetic pilot project license March 20 to the 600-kW Admiralty Inlet Pilot tidal project to be installed in Washington's Puget Sound.

    FERC licenses Nevada project, receives conduit applications for two California projects

    03/17/2014

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a license for the 750-kW Humboldt River hydropower project in Nevada and received applications for conduit exemptions for two California projects in January.

    FERC counsel comments to Senate panel on marine, hydrokinetic bill

    03/10/2014

    A lawyer for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission commented to a Senate panel on a marine and hydrokinetic energy research bill and reviewed FERC's actions to promote development of hydrokinetic pilot projects.

    FERC sets workshop on reactive supply, frequency regulation and response

    03/04/2014

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has scheduled a workshop to gather information on third-party provision of reactive supply and voltage control, and frequency regulation and response.

    FERC again rejects licensee attempt to avoid jurisdiction as small conduit hydro

    02/25/2014

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected a rehearing request by the licensee of the 400-kW Brighton hydroelectric project, saying Brighton could not escape FERC jurisdiction as a small conduit project because it uses an 80-foot-tall, 995-foot-long dam.

    FERC clarifies ancillary service sales, reporting rules

    02/21/2014

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued clarifications Feb. 20 to its final rules to bring greater competition and transparency to markets for ancillary services to the transmission grid.

    FERC cancels permit for 1,000-MW Don Pedro Pumped-Storage project

    02/17/2014

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has canceled the preliminary permit of a Symbiotics LLC affiliate to study development of the 1,000-MW Don Pedro Pumped-Storage project on California's Tuolumne River.

    FERC offers to help hydro licensees respond to California drought

    02/14/2014

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has advised 128 hydropower licensees as well as state and federal resource agencies that it will perform swift review of license amendment requests to conserve water during California's drought.

    FERC authorizes 16 hydropower projects totaling 21.065 MW in 2013

    02/03/2014

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued 16 hydropower licenses and exemptions in 2013, totaling 21.065 MW. It also received applications in the same period for 21 licenses and exemptions totaling 141.864 MW.

    FERC issues proposed rules to protect grid from geomagnetic disturbances

    01/21/2014

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued proposed reliability standards intended to mitigate effects of geomagnetic disturbances on the nation's bulk electricity system.

    FERC staff reports on initial work to implement Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act

    01/17/2014

    In a report on implementing new hydropower legislation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff reports a handful of small project operators already have taken steps to leave FERC jurisdiction or to extend terms of their preliminary permits.

    FERC final EIS backs relicensing 82.3-MW Toledo Bend hydro project

    01/15/2014

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff has issued a final environmental impact statement recommending the relicensing of the 81-MW Toledo Bend hydroelectric project on the Sabine River including a 1.3-MW expansion unit for total installed capacity of 82.3 MW.

    FERC seeks pilot projects to test a two-year hydro licensing process

    01/07/2014

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeks pilot projects from developers to test a two-year licensing process for hydropower development at existing non-powered dams and at closed-loop pumped-storage projects.

    FERC sets geographic limits on municipal preference

    01/03/2014

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has for the first time established geographic limits on the granting of municipal preference in the issuance of preliminary permits to study developing hydroelectric projects.

    FERC receives six hydro license applications totaling 43.825 MW

    12/23/2013

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission received six hydro license applications totaling 43.825 MW during November including four applications from a Free Flow Power affiliate for projects at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams.


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