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SMUD receives new FERC operating license for hydroelectric power plant


The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) received a new 50-year license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to continue operating the 688-MW Upper American River Project.

Only 146 MW of new electric capacity commissioned in June


June was a slow month for deployment of new electric power generation as only 146 MW of new capacity was brought online, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Energy Northwest to provide O&M services to hydroelectric power project


Energy Northwest will provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services at a hydroelectric power project in Washington state.

Walmart, HP, Facebook and GM want to change how renewable energy is purchased


More than a dozen U.S. companies have joined together to create an initiative that makes purchasing renewable energy from utilities more accessible, according to Computer World.

DOE opens $4bn loan guarantee for renewables, energy efficiency projects


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) made up to $4 billion in loan guarantees available for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the U.S. that avoid, sequester or reduce greenhouse gases.

Hydroelectric power plant opens 10 months after flood


The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said the Big Thompson hydroelectric power plant in Colorado is back online after a September flood caused damages.

Video: Alstom board approves GE bid to buy power business


The board of Alstom SA has unanimously approved GE's $17 billion offer to buy the French company's power generation business, the companies announced Saturday.

FERC: Renewables accounted for 88.2% of U.S. installed generating capacity in May


A report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects said the addition of wind, solar, biomass and hydropower accounted for 88.2 percent of U.S. installed generating capacity in May.

Siemens & MHI sweeten the pot on offer for Alstom


Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries sent in a revised offer for Alstom after General Electric made changes to its initial bid for the energy company.

North Dakota may expand wind energy for neighbors


North Dakota could play a larger role in generating wind energy to send its neighbors under new federal rules intended to curb carbon emissions, though the state is likely to keep relying almost entirely on coal to keep its own lights on.

Untapped Power: Harnessing the Potential of the Ohio River


The Ohio River, the main tributary of the Mississippi River, is 981 miles long and flows through six states.

Voith ships equipment to Smithland hydro project in Kentucky


Voith Hydro has shipped three stators and three distributors from its Ohio plant to the Smithland Hydroelectric Project in Kentucky, continuing its manufacturing role in American Municipal Power's (AMP) Ohio River projects.

Pennsylvania offers grant, loan program for renewable development


Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and the state's Department of Environmental Protection have announced a new grant and loan program to further the development of renewable energy technologies.

Power line company files for Canada-to-US permit


An energy project developer formally asked the U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday for approval to build a 1,000-megawatt, underwater and underground power line to bring Canadian power to New England by way of Vermont.

Units at Minnesota Power's Thomson hydro plant to return online


Minnesota Power's 72-MW Thomson hydropower plant could resume producing power early this summer, the company announced during an annual meeting of shareholders.

Washington governor wants to wean electric utilities off coal power


With an abundant supply of hydroelectric power, Washington state currently gets less than 14 percent of its electricity from coal.

Voith celebrates the successful installation at Badger Hydroelectric Plant


Kaukauna Utilities' Badger Hydro Plant was dedicated on Tuesday, in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, celebrating the retrofit of two existing hydroelectric facilities into one new plant .

California adds capacity ahead of summer 2014 peak demand


A number of gas-fired and solar additions have come on-line in recent months in California, mitigating the impact of the permanent shutdown by Southern California Edison (SCE) of the San Onofre nuclear plant.

Voith Hydro awarded service contract for Kettle hydro plant


Manitoba Hydro has awarded a service contract to Voith Hydro as part of an extensive modernization of three generator units at the 1,220-MW Kettle hydropower project in Manitoba.

SMUD awards contracts for 400 MW California pumped-storage hydro project


Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) awarded the Jacobs Associates team the Owner's Engineer services contract for preliminary design and construction services on its proposed Iowa Hill Pumped-Storage Project located in Northern California.