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Independent panel to review possibility of spill experiment The Northwest Power and Conservation Council requested that the 11-member Independent Scientific Advisory Board review a proposal to increase spill over dams on the Snake and Columbia rivers during the spring for 10 years. NWPCC received
The Philippine Department of Energy has approved a proposal from the Strategic Power Development Corp. for a 200 MW pumped-storage hydropower project in Aklan.
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%.
Vorarlberger Illwerke AG has awarded Alstom a contract to supply two generators and exciters for the Obervermuntwerk 2 pumped-storage hydropower plant in Montafon, Austria.
Financing closes for 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydropower project Financial closing for Canada's 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric plant has been achieved, international business law and litigation firm Fasken Martineau said. The US$4.5 billion project and its associated maritime transmission link are
The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has agreed to a US$20 million loan to the Asiga Green Energy Corp. for the construction of a new small hydropower project in the country's northern region.
FERC authorizes 16 hydro projects totaling 21.065 MW in 2013 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued 16 hydropower licenses and exemptions in 2013, totaling 21.065 MW, and received applications for 21 licenses and exemptions totaling 141.864 MW. The Energy Infrastructure Update for December
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.
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.