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  1. Rains could provide relief for California hydropower projects

    Online Articles

    Thu, 4 Dec 2014

    A weather system moving through California is bringing at least partial relief from for the drought ..... s most severe drought category. The conditions had caused California 's hydroelectric power production to plummet to 10% of the

  2. Study: Current dam operation in California could be bad for native fish species

    Online Articles

    Tue, 28 Oct 2014

    recent study identified 181 dams in California most in need of attention to protect ..... need to stay alive. Writing in the California Water Blog, Ted Grantham (research scientist ..... say, “This drought year ... California water regulators have given away to cities

  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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. California utility seeks design, engineering for 2.7-MW New Slab Creek hydro plant

    Online Articles

    Tue, 22 Apr 2014

    District seeks bids to provide owner's engineering services for development of the 2.7-MW New Slab Creek powerhouse in California . Bids are due May 6. SMUD received nearly $1.5 million in a U.S. Energy Department Sustainable Small Hydro grant in

  7. 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

  8. FERC, California issue draft agreement on hydropower pre-licensing cooperation

    Online Articles

    Mon, 17 Jun 2013

    Energy Regulatory Commission and the California Water Resources Control Board have issued ..... shore hydrokinetic projects. FERC and California signed a memorandum of understanding ..... hydrokinetic energy projects in state waters of California . The purpose of the current memorandum