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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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%.