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NorthWestern receives FERC approval for pending transaction of 11 hydro facilities


NorthWestern Corporation (NYSE: NWE) has received the final regulatory approval required for its pending $900 million purchase of 11 hydroelectric facilities representing 633-MW of capacity and one storage reservoir from PPL Montana (NYSE: PPL).

EPRI names Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power CEO to board of directors


The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has appointed Dr. Seok Cho, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company (KHNP), to its Board of Directors.

Forrest Kerr hydro project reaches commercial operation


Canada's AltaGas Ltd. announced its 195-MW Forrest Kerr hydropower project in British Columbia completed a 72-hour testing period required to achieve commercial operation under its power purchase agreement with BC Hydro.

Voith Hydro names new president, CEO


Voith Hydro has announced that Bob Gallo, current executive director of the Voith Corp. Service Center in North America, will succeed Kevin Frank as president and CEO.  

Worker strike cuts nuclear power capacity in France by 7 GW


EDF says its French nuclear supply was cut by 7 GW Thursday when workers at several nuclear plants went on strike.

U.S. CO2 emissions drop in past five of eight years, EIA says


Emissions reductions in the electric power sector lead a decline in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in five of the past eight years, according to analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Rhode Island Governor signs renewables energy legislation


Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed renewable energy legislation, Affordable Clean Energy Security Act, that includes provisions to advance regional development.

Center Hill tests new units for 135-MW hydro project


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials determined that a Voith Hydro scale model turbine met or exceeded requirements for replacement hydropower turbines at 135-MW Center Hill Dam in Tennessee.

US stimulus money helps upgrade New York hydro station


The federal government has awarded $2.8 million in stimulus money to Rochester Gas & Electric Corp. (RG&E) for improvements at RG&E's 8.5-MW Station 2 hydroelectric project on New York's Genesee River.

US awards $1.9M to four Indian tribes for hydro projects


The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development has awarded $1.9 million to four Indian tribes for hydropower projects, including the acquisition of 194-MW Kerr Dam in Montana.

NV Energy seeks RFP for 100 MW of renewable energy


NV Energy (NYSE: NVE) is seeking proposals to secure up to 100-MW of additional renewable energy resources that provide the greatest economic benefit to Nevada.

Voith Hydro to supply hydroelectric turbine generators


Voith Hydro was picked to equip the planned 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric station in Manitoba for utility Manitoba Hydro.

Montana PSC approves sale of hydroelectric power plant for $900mn


The Montana Public Service Commission approved an agreement for PPL Montana (NYSE: PPL) to sell its hydroelectric facilities to NorthWestern Energy Corp. for $900 million.

Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate


The only thing rising faster than heat-trapping gases Tuesday were the statements of urgency by world leaders, who told each other at a United Nations summit how seriously they take global warming.

Xcel asks to delay Minnesota gas projects, but solar a priority


Northern States Power told the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Sept. 23 that a recent downward revision its power demand forecast calls into question the need in the near term for new purchased power agreements for gas-fired capacity.

USDA invests in 8 renewable energy projects in SD


The U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide funds to eight projects in rural South Dakota that focus in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

EIA: Nuclear, hydroelectric leads no-carbon power generation in Europe


European countries have increased power generation from no-carbon sources from 50 percent to 56 percent between 2002 and 2012.

Vietnam delays nuclear power plant construction


Vietnam has put off construction work on its first nuclear power plant.

Voith receives contract to upgrade turbines at Washington hydro facility


Voith Hydro received a contract to rehabilitate and upgrade turbines at Washington Public Utility District's (PUD) Priest Rapids Dam along the Columbia River.

In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts


Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass.