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HYDROVISION International

Now open: The HYDROVISION International 2022 call for abstracts and speakers

We have opened up our call for abstracts and call for speakers for HYDROVISION International 2021, and this is your chance to contribute your knowledge and expertise to this world’s largest hydro industry event. HYDROVISION...
Willie Phillips

U.S. President Biden plans to nominate Willie L. Phillips, Jr. as FERC commissioner

President Joe Biden has announced his intent to nominate Willie L. Phillips, Jr. as a commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). FERC is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural...
FERC building

FERC cancels preliminary permit for 5.5-MW Hamilton Low Dam Hydroelectric Project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has canceled the preliminary permit for the proposed 5.5-MW Hamilton Low Dam Hydroelectric Project, saying permittee kW River Hydroelectric did not submit a progress report due May 31, 2021. FERC...

Avista’s Post Falls hydro cutting release to 500 cfs due to low rainfall

Impacted by low rainfall and historic heat in the northwest U.S. this summer, Avista Utilities expects the discharge at its Post Falls Hydroelectric plant to drop to the minimum of 500 cubic feet per...
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

FERC to identify future transmission planning, generator interconnection system needs

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to seek comment on, pursuant to section 206 of the Federal Power Act, the potential need for reforms or revisions to...
Eagle Mountain mine

Opinion: Time for California to “follow the science” on pumped hydro energy storage

Eagle Mountain is a pumped hydro energy storage project under development in the U.S. state of California. It would utilize infrastructure left behind at an abandoned mining site and offer more than 18 GWh...
Klamath River Dam

FERC approves Lower Klamath Project License transfer

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved the transfer of the Lower Klamath Project License from PacifiCorp to the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) and the states of Oregon and California. The FERC vote...
Klamath River Dam

Interior Secretary supports Klamath River dam removals in letter to FERC

Deb Haaland, Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, has submitted a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in support of the removal of four controversial Klamath River dams and hydro projects. The...
South Fork Powerhouse

Hydro Review: A Novel Approach to New Small Hydro — Constructing South Fork Powerhouse

The South Fork Powerhouse Project demonstrates how power tunnels can be used when constructing small hydro plants to take advantage of new license minimum flows when placing the plant at the dam base is...
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

FERC issues preliminary permit for 250-kW Manville Dam Project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a preliminary permit to One Drop Hydro LLC to study the feasibility of the 250-kW Manville Dam Project in Providence County, Rhode Island. The proposed Manville Dam project,...