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  1. FERC orders renew plans for pumped storage in California , Ohio

    Online Articles

    Thu, 16 Oct 2014

    Regulatory Commission has ruled in two pumped-storage project cases, allowing one preliminary permit holder to refile to study a California project, and issuing a new permit for another project in Ohio. Both cases, decided Oct. 16, involve pumped-storage

  2. Solar, wind gaining as drought continues to hamper California's hydroelectric power

    Online Articles

    Thu, 9 Oct 2014

    Ongoing drought conditions in California have caused its hydroelectric power ..... hydropower accounted for about 20% of California 's in-state generation through ..... shortage of hydropower has caused California to rely more heavily on natural

  1. Area hydro projects shut down, endangered by California fire

    Online Articles

    Fri, 26 Sep 2014

    Several hydropower projects in California 's Sierra Nevada shut down temporarily due to danger from a giant California wildfire but no major damage was ..... El Dorado and Placer counties of California , west of Lake Tahoe on the California

  2. California utility celebrates 30th year of 1,212-MW Helms Pumped-Storage

    Online Articles

    Tue, 5 Aug 2014

    project on North Fork Kings River in California . Helms ( No. 2735 ) came on line in ..... years ago, Helms played a key role for California and our customers. That role has only ..... largest energy storage facility on the California grid, could provide regulation services

  3. FERC licenses 400-MW Iowa Hill pumped-storage as part of California hydro project

    Online Articles

    Wed, 20 Aug 2014

    Iowa Hill pumped-storage development as part of relicensing the 637.3-MW Upper American River hydroelectric project in California . Relicensing the now total 1,037.3-MW Upper American River Project (No. 2101) to Sacramento Municipal Utility District

  4. FERC, California complete pact on hydropower pre-licensing cooperation

    Online Articles

    Thu, 21 Nov 2013

    Energy Regulatory Commission and the California Water Resources Control Board have completed ..... licensed hydropower projects. FERC and the California board issued a draft version of the ..... shore hydrokinetic projects. FERC and California signed a memorandum of understanding

  5. Droughts worrisome for California hydroelectric power operators

    Online Articles

    Fri, 17 Jan 2014

    The effects of California 's continuing drought are being felt ..... from hydroelectric power sources. California governor Jerry Brown declared a drought ..... for the terrible consequences that California 's drought now threatens, including

  6. FERC offers to help hydro licensees respond to California drought

    Online Articles

    Fri, 14 Feb 2014

    amendment requests to conserve water during California 's drought. In a Feb. 6 letter to ..... drought monitor map shows 9 percent of California is experiencing an exceptional drought ..... opennat.asp?fileID=13456813 . California governor Jerry Brown declared a drought

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

    Online Articles

    Mon, 17 Mar 2014

    applications for conduit exemptions for two California projects in January. The Energy Infrastructure ..... applications for conduit exemptions from the California Department of Natural Resources. One ..... 14579) in Los Angeles County, Calif. California DNR also seeks a conduit exemption for

  8. Brookfield acquires hydropower projects in Maine, California

    Online Articles

    Fri, 1 Nov 2013

    remaining 50% interest in the 30-MW Malacha project in California . The separate, unrelated transactions will be pursued by ..... interest in the Malacha plant on the Pit River in Lassen County, California , marks the company's second investment after having acquired