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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.

Energy policy takes center stage in Maine governor's race


The three candidates for governor agree that energy costs in Maine are too high, but Republican Gov. Paul LePage, Democrat Mike Michaud and independent Eliot Cutler are deeply divided in their visions for the state's energy future.

Alstom supplies equipment for hydro projects in Canada


Alstom has received major contracts to supply a transmission link for Canada's 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydropower development and transformers for Bhutan's 720-MW Mangdechhu hydro project.

Power plant capacity additions in 2014 mostly natural gas, solar, wind


In the first half of 2014, 4,350 MW of new utility-scale generating capacity were brought online, with more than half of that from natural gas-fired power plants, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

PPL Montana receives approval to sell 11 hydroelectric facilities


PPL Montana, a subsidiary of PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL), has received approval from the Montana Public Service Commission to sell 11 hydroelectric power plants to NorthWestern Energy Corp. (NYSE:NWE). The facilities have a combined generating capacity of more than 630-MW.

U.S., China, S. Korea to help Kenya build nuclear energy


The government of Kenya said the U.S., China and South Korea will help the country develop nuclear energy.

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.