FERC News

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is seeking power industry comments on potential risks to the U.S. bulk electric system from equipment and services produced in countries considered as threats to national security. FERC announced late last week it was seeking comments on those potential risks. Among the topics sought from industry players include insights...
Business

Compañía Minera Teck Carmen de Andacollo S.A. (CdA) and AES Gener S.A. – the Chilean affiliates of Teck Resources Limited and AES Corporation — have entered into a long-term power purchase agreement to provide 100% renewable power for Teck’s Carmen de Andacollo operation in Chile. Carmen de Andacollo is a copper mine in the Coquimbo...
Finance

Global finance to developing countries in support of clean and renewable energy reached US$21.3 billion in 2017, compared with 2010 when international financial flows were US$10 billion, according to a new indicator under the Sustainable Development Goal 7. The new indicator, monitored by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation...
Research and Development

With the support of the New York Power Authority, the Hydropower Research Institute has grown into a data-sharing collective that represents nearly half of the hydroelectric capacity in the U.S. NYPA announced it is joining Chelan PUD and Southern Company on the HRI board, where it will help steer the organization’s path forward. NYPA is...
Environmental

Citing the inexcusable environmental harm caused by irresponsible management of Electron Dam, Pierce County, Washington, Executive Bruce Dammeier has issued a letter imposing a series of mitigation steps the owners must take. Working with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Dammeier’s goal is to remove the 12-foot-tall wooden dam from the Puyallup River. The Puyallup River...
Environmental

Electric utilities in the western U.S. are dealing with significant impacts due to wildfires raging in the region, with 87 large fires having burned more than 4.6 million acres in 10 states, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Several utilities have released updates, including PacifiCorp, the California Department of Water Resources, Pacific Gas &...