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In the Pacific Northwest of the United States, in 2013, hydropower provided 56.1% of all generating capacity, natural gas 15.6%, coal 11.9%, wind 11.8% and nuclear 2%. Biomass and other accounted for the remaining 2.6%.
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.
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.
Green Energy Storage Corp. applied Feb. 24 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a preliminary permit for the proposed Sacaton Pumped-Storage Project in Arizona, which would include both hydroelectric and solar power elements.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform construction, rehabilitation and other work at hydroelectric projects, dams, and other facilities in its Savannah District.
“What’s the difference between this turbine and the one at the last plant? “How do the wicket gates work?” “Why are all the pipes in this place painted in bright colors?” If you were on one of my early plant tours with me in 2012, you would have heard these questions and many more.
Last week the European Commission outlined the framework for its proposed 2030 climate and energy policy, setting out a target of a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by then, when compared with 1990 levels.
European utility Scottish Power is considering a major expansion of its 440-MW Ben Cruachan pumped-storage hydroelectric plant.
Utility company Vorarlberger Illwerke AG has awarded contracts to Voith Hydro to equip two pumped-storage hydropower projects in Montafon, Austria.
Development of the proposed 1,000-MW Swan Lake North pumped-storage hydropower project is moving forward and still on target for a 2020 completion date.