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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a new (subsequent) operating license for the 900-kW Gonzales Project, located on the Guadalupe River in Gonzales, Texas. The project is owned by the city of Gonzales, Texas. The original operating license was issued in August 1980 and expires July 31, 2020. The city filed the application for...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted utilities and other organizations to review existing or create epidemic/pandemic-response plans. To assist, the North American Transmission Forum (NATF), North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) jointly developed a resource to help utilities create, update or formalize their plans. The...
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a preliminary permit to Gridflex Energy LLC to study the feasibility of 600-MW Sweetwater Pumped Storage Project in San Juan County, New Mexico. The proposed Sweetwater project would consist of a new upper and lower reservoir occupying the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation and Bureau of Land Management Land....
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) are asking the Federal Reserve to extend access to short-term debt financing for electric, natural gas and water utilities. A joint letter from FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee and NARUC President Brandon Presley supports a request by the Edison Electric Institute, American...
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James P. Danly (R-Tenn.) was sworn in as a commissioner of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on March 31. Previously, Danly was FERC’s General Counsel. He will serve the remainder of a term that expires June 30, 2023. That term belonged to Kevin J. McIntyre, who stepped down in October 2018 due to health...
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order on March 24 amending the operating licenses for two hydro projects, owned by Great Lakes Hydro America LLC, to include battery storage systems. The two projects are the 38-MW Ripogenus Hydroelectric Project on the West Branch of the Penobscot River and the 70.809-MW Penobscot Mills Hydroelectric Project...
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued two preliminary permits to Premium Energy Holdings LLC to study the feasibility of the 2,000-MW Pyramid Lake Pumped Storage Project in Washoe County, Nevada, and the Haiwee Pumped Storage Project (capacity 1,600 MW to 2,000 MW) in Inyo County, Calif. The proposed Pyramid Lake project would consist of...
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The U.S. Senate has confirmed James P. Danly (R-Tenn.) to become a commissioner with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Danly currently is FERC’s General Counsel and will serve the remainder of a term that expires June 30, 2023. That term belonged to Kevin J. McIntyre, who stepped down in October 2018 due to health issues...
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a preliminary permit to Premium Energy Holdings LLC to study the feasibility of the 2,000-MW Walker Lake Pumped Storage Project in Mineral County, Nevada. The proposed project would consist of the existing Walker Lake (storage capacity 1.4 million acre-feet) as the lower reservoir and the proposed Bald Mountain...