FERC News

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued an order granting an exemption from licensing for the 1.087-MW Strontia Springs Project on the South Platte River in Douglas and Jefferson counties in Colorado. FERC is authorized to exempt from the licensing requirements of Part I of the Federal Power Act small hydroelectric projects with an installed...
Project Activity

In 2012, EURid was the first European TLD registry to register for the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). Since then, the company has assessed the environmental impact of its activities and attempted to comply with its policies and procedures. The non-profit was recently audited for its 2019 CO2 emissions, resulting in an overall footprint of...
Pumped Storage Hydro

This week Quidnet Energy announced the closing of its $10 million Series B financing and the execution of a contract with the New York State Energy Development Authority (NYSERDA) for commercial demonstration of its Geomechanical Pumped Storage (GPS) technology. The project in New York State will be a 2 MW scale implementation of GPS, supported through NYSERDA’s High Performing Grid Program, which...
Business

Polaris Infrastructure Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding  (MOU) to acquire 100% of the equity of the 10 MW run-of-river Chuspa hydro project in Panama from Navitas Holdings Inc. The key terms of the MOU state that: Polaris – a Toronto-based company that operates, acquires and develops renewable energy projects in Latin America —...
FERC News

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a preliminary permit to Paddy Hill Holdings LLC to study the feasibility of the 9-MW Brownville Hydroelectric Project in Jefferson County, New York. The proposed Brownville project, on the Black River, would consist of a new impoundment with a storage capacity of 500 acre-feet at a normal pool...
Small Hydro

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) in the U.S. says its plans to begin using 95% clean, renewable energy to power all its operations became effective in June. NID says this change will help it do its part to meet California’s goal of 100% clean energy by 2045. NID has switched from PG&E providing only about...
Government and Policy News

Projects in Brazil with environmental and social relevance, including those involving renewable power generation, will be able to issue tax-exempted debentures, after President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree to this effect. Until now, only renewable plants considered to be priority projects could issue the so-called incentive debentures. According to BNamericas, all small hydro, solar, wind...
Finance

Polaris Infrastructure Inc. has closed on a US$27 million loan financing with the Brookfield Infrastructure Debt Fund, a global credit-focused fund managed by Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Polaris Infrastructure is a Toronto-based company engaged in the operation, acquisition and development of renewable energy projects in Latin America. The company operates a 72-MW geothermal project in...
Small Hydro

JSC Uzbekhydroenergo, Uzbekistan’s state hydropower producer and developer, has announced a tender for the design and construction of the 6-MW Rabat, 8-MW Chappasuy and 10-MW Tamshush small hydropower plants on the Aksu River in the Kashkadarya Region. Construction of these three plants is part of Uzbekistan’s Sustainable Hydropower Project, which is part-financed by the Asian...
Environmental

The Low Impact Hydropower Institute recently announced it had recertified the Ware River Project through its low-impact certification program. The certification term is from Aug. 24, 2019 to Aug. 23, 2024. The 1.87-MW Ware River Project, owned by Ware River Power Inc., consists of two dams and five turbine-generator units within a half mile of...