Northwest Hydropower News Archives 2010 & Older

Monthly Archives: January 2000

Dam Impacts Detailed

By Devin Proctor Columbia Basin Herald World Commission on Dams studies impact of Grand Coulee Dam as it affects irrigation, salmon, recreation and Native Americans The Grand Coulee Dam benefits the Columbia Basin region, but a recent study questions if … Read on 

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PUD progress report”

By Joe Dennis Grant Co. Journal An overview of progress made during 1999 and a look at what lies ahead for 2000, was presented during a pair of public meetings Tuesday as the Grant County PUD continues the relicensing process … Read on 

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Four Dam Pool Proposes Purchase Of Hydro Plants

Staff Sentinel The five utilities that buy power from the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) (Ketchikan Public Utilities, Kodiak Electric Association, Copper Valley Electric Association, Petersburg Municipal Power and Light and City of Wrangell Light & Power,) commonly known as the … Read on 

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Power Planners To Change Funding

Science, local control basis for new plan By Jeff Selle, staff writer Coeur d’Alene Press Northwest power planners are changing the way they do business this year by seeking more science and local direction in their fish and wildlife enhancement … Read on 

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City, Co-op Cancel Agreements

City hopes to move will speed up condemnation By Theresa Woelk The Herald In a move city officials hope will help the city get access to the lowest power rates available, the Hermiston City Council approved a resolution at a … Read on 

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Status Quo Not An Option

Locke rejects regional salmon-power group Staff Register-Guard Washington Gov. Gary Locke says his state won’t participate in a proposed regional agency that would control Columbia River power production and salmon restoration programs. Locke’s position makes the proposed agency look better … Read on 

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BPA Customers Subsidize Irrigators

Millions in aid was federal plan to help region’s small farmers By Dan Hansen Spokesman Review Northwest residents pay millions to subsidize Columbia Basin irrigators, a newly released study of Grand Coulee Dam concludes. The federal policy to keep irrigation … Read on 

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Pacific Corp Hopes To Rekindle Dam Talks

DTO meeting: Utilities spokewoman explains position concering Soda Springs Dam By Eric Fetters The News-Review Though PacifiCorp officials ended talks with the U.S. Forest Service about relicensing the North Umpqua Hydroelectric Project, the utility still hopes a settlement can be … Read on 

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PGE Seeks Renewal Of Hydro Licenses

By Jim Hart West Linn Tidings Two public meetings are scheduled Jan. 20 to help in the process of deciding whether the hydroelectric dam on the Willamette River near West Linn will continue to produce electricity. The meetings are preliminary … Read on 

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Bonneville Fish Test Okayed By PUD

By Joe Dennis Grant Co. Journal Grant County PUD commissioners have agreed to a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and awarded a $272,000 contract for fish survival testing at Bonneville Dam to help the district improve … Read on 

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Locke Bolts On Regional Fish, Dam Authority

The defection threatens Gov. John Kitzhaber’s bold plan for managing Northwest power and salmon By Jonathon Brinkman The Oregonian Washington Gov. Gary Locke has broken ranks with Northwest governors and decided not to participate in a much-heralded proposal by Gov. … Read on 

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Governor Steps Up To Save Salmon

Environment: Kitzhaber urges Oregonians to use individual means to cut water pollution and save wild salmon. By David Steves Register-Guard Most of Gov. John Kitzhaber’s efforts to rescue threatened and endangered salmon runs have involved marshaling state money, leading task … Read on 

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Tribes To Acquire Majority Interest

By David McMechan, News Editor Pioneer Portland General Electric and the Warm Springs tribes are working on an agreement that would result, eventually, in the tribes acquiring more than half ownership of the Pelton-Round Butte hydroelectric facilities. Under the proposed … Read on 

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