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Minnesota Power files state, federal permits to build international transmission line to deliver hydropower


Minnesota Power, an ALLETE Company (NYSE:ALE), applied to state and federal regulators for permits to build the 500-kV Great Northern Transmission Line from Minnesota to an electric substation on the Mesabi Iron Range.

Apple acquires hydro project


Apple has acquired a small hydroelectric plant near the company's data center in Prineville, Ore.

New York Power Authority to relicense 1,160-MW pumped-storage hydro facility


The New York Power Authority filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 10 a notice of a plan to seek a new license for the 1,160-MW Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Project.

Brookfield Renewable acquires Safe Harbor hydro plant


Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE: BEP) has completed the acquisition of the 417-MW Safe Harbor hydropower plant, located on Pennsylvania's Susquehanna River.

NHA adds DOE Secretary Moniz, FERC Commissioner Clark to annual conference lineup


The National Hydropower Association is pleased to announce Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Tony Clark as speakers at the upcoming NHA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Pumped-storage hydro project to be developed in Alberta


Turning Point Generation (TPG) plans to develop an 80-MW to 150-MW pumped-storage hydroelectric project in Alberta, Canada.

Hydro tax credit extension approved by Senate committee


The U.S. Senate Finance Committee approved a bill Thursday that would extend tax credits for hydroelectric power.

Contractor announced for Iowa's Red Rock hydro project


Ames Construction Inc. has been selected by Missouri River Energy Services' (MRES) Board of Directors and Western Minnesota Power Agency (WMMPA) for the 36.4-MW Red Rock hydroelectric project.

$1.3bn contract signed for hydroelectric power plant in Canada


BBE Hydro Constructors Limited Partnership was awarded a C$1.4 billion ($1.3 billion) contract to build the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric power plant for Manitoba Hydro in Manitoba, Canada.

Appalachian Power updates plans for hydroelectric facility


Appalachian Power’s has released the revised Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) for the Smith Mountain Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project in Virginia.

Citizens group wants North Carolina review of Duke gas-fired project


A citizens group, NC WARN, on March 10 asked the North Carolina Utilities Commission to open up a review of a Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) plan for a gas-fired power plant in South Carolina, even though the group conceded that the North Carolina commission has no explicit power to do so.

Realizing Hydropower's Potential in 2014


The year 2013 was a breakout year for American hydropower.

Hydropower bill approved by Senate, awaits governor's signature


With a 39-10 vote by Washington’s state Senate, a legislation recognizing in-conduit hydropower now moves to Governor Jay Inslee’s desk. 

National Hydropower Association appoints new board members, officers


The National Hydropower Association has appointed its new officers and advisory board members for 2014-15, effective April 28.

Senate names Interior's new deputy secretary


In a unanimous vote, the U.S. Senate appointed Michael L. Connor as the next deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, making him the agency's second-highest ranking official after Sally Jewell.

Small hydro plant receives equipment contract from California utility


The Lincoln Metering and Hydroelectric Station will be receiving a 320-kW water-to-wire equipment package from ORENCO Hydropower.

Developer files storage, solar power project application with FERC


Green Energy Storage Corp. filed for a preliminary permit for the proposed Sacaton Pumped-Storage Project in Arizona, which would include hydroelectric and solar power.

Corps awards repairs contract for John Day hydro plant


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $564,000 repairs contract to Emagineered Solutions Inc. for drilling and grouting services at the 2,160-MW John Day hydropower plant in Oregon.

GE introduces wind turbine for Japan


GE (NYSE: GE) announced its 2.85-103 wind turbines are available for Japan.

Manitoba Hydro could sell 600 MW of hydroelectric output


A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed to look into the sale of up to 600-MW of electricity from Manitoba Hydro to Great River Energy (GRE) beginning in 2020.