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Duke Energy applies for hydropower license


Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has filed an application for a license for the Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project in South Carolina, with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

China hydropower provider enters nuclear power venture


China Three Gorges Corp. (CTGC) signed an agreement with China National Nuclear Corp. (CNNC) to invest in nuclear power projects and to research and develop (R&D) new nuclear technologies.

TerraPass expands Renewable Energy Credits to individual customers


TerraPass has announced that it is expanding its Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) portfolio to include individual customers.

Bats move in at Vermont hydro plant


Vermont's largest power company says it doesn't mind a bit that bats have taken up residence in a hydroelectric station it owns on the Otter Creek in Middlebury.

US awards contracts for 80 MW Denison Dam hydro project


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded Voith Hydro Inc. contracts for turbine runner replacement and flood gate replacement at the 80-MW Denison Dam hydroelectric project in Texas.

EIA: New England increasing use of natural gas, Canadian hydro


New England has been generating more of its electricity from natural gas and imports of hydroelectricity from Canada to replace coal- and oil-fired generation.

Financing secured for 16 MW Box Canyon hydro project in Canada


Travelers Capital Corp. has secured $56 million in non-recourse project financing for the construction of the 16-MW Box Canyon hydroelectric project near Port Mellon, British Columbia.

FERC: All new capacity in July came from renewable sources


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Office of Energy Projects has released an “Energy Infrastructure Update" report, finding that all new electrical generating capacity in the U.S. in July came from renewable energy source.

Small hydropower project planned for Alaska


Tanacross Inc., the Native Village of Tanacross, and Alaska Power & Telephone (AP&T) signed a memorandum of agreement for the development of a 1.5-MW hydropower project.

Construction underway at Iowa's Red Rock hydro plant


Construction has begun at the 36.4-MW Red Rock hydropower facility, according to Missouri River Energy Services (MRES).

Forrest Kerr hydro facility enters operation


AltaGas Ltd.'s 195-MW Forrest Kerr hydropower plant has entered operations, following the commissioning of the project's powerhouse and high-voltage switchyard in July.

PG&E celebrates 30 years at Helms Pumped-Storage


Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E, NYSE: PCG) is celebrating its 30th birthday of the 1,212-MW Helms Pumped-Storage project on North Fork Kings River in California.

Les Cedres, Stevens Creek hydropower projects join Hydro Hall of Fame


Two additional plants were added to the Hydro Hall of Fame at this year’s HydroVision International closing awards luncheon and finale in Nashville, Tenn.

FERC OKs permit for 12 MW Louisiana hydro project


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on August 1 issued a three-year preliminary permit to the FFP Project 1 LLC of Boston-based Free Flow Power to study the feasibility of the proposed Columbia Lock and Dam Project.

Paniolo Power Co. to file Request for Qualifications for pumped-storage hydro project


Paniolo Power Company LLC, a subsidiary of Parker Ranch Inc., will submit a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) providers for a pumped-storage hydroelectric system on Parker Ranch lands for the Greater Waimea and the Kohala Region in Hawaii.

Nonhydro renewables surpassed hydropower generation for 8 months


Nonhydro renewable energy sources have consecutively surpassed hydropower generation in the U.S.

NY Gov. Cuomo: $250M available for renewable energy projects


New York state is setting aside $250 million to invest in wind farms, hydropower and other renewable energy projects.

Saft supplies energy storage system for Hawaiian utility


Industrial battery manufacturer, Saft, was awarded a multi-million dollar contract by Kauai Island Utility Co-operative (KIUC) to provide a Li-ion Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) consisting of 8 Intensium Max 20 M containers to stabilize the Kauai island electrical grid.

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).