Northwest Hydropower News Archives 2010 & Older

Monthly Archives: November 2000

New NMFS Research

By Bill Rudolph NWHA Mailing List New research federal scientists reported last week has thrown more cold water on the notion that augmented spring flows improve fish survival in the Snake River. A report by NMFS scientists at last week’s … Read on 

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MDU Executive DIscusses Concerns About Restructuring

By Jan Falstad The Gazette There is no chance neighboring states will soon follow Montana’s leap into restructuring its electrical industry, the top Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. executive said Wednesday. Ronald Tipton said North Dakota is still studying the issue and … Read on 

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Demand For Power Driving Up Prices

Bonneville seeking 15 percent increase in wholesale rates By Thomas Ryll Columbian Northwest utilifies and industries want more power than the Bonneville Power Administration has to sell, and prices are going up. The federal agency is proposing a 15 percent … Read on 

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County Anticipates PGE, Tribes Agreement

By David McMechan Pioneer County officials are confident that an agreement is imminent that will end their concerns regarding a possible loss of property tax revenue from the Pelton-Round Butte hydroelectric facilities. The agreement will be between the county, Portland … Read on 

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Dam Needs To Go, Conservationists Say

Chamber talk: Groups urge removaI of PacifiCorp’s Soda Springs Dam on North Umpqua By Garret Jaros The News-Revtew The removal of Soda Springs Dam is the best option for restoring historic fish runs and bringing long-term health to the North … Read on 

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Vanalco May Close Doors

One of first aluminum smelters in Northwest plans to lay off 600 workers by end of year By Mike Rogoway Columbian staff wnter Vanalco’s anticipated electricity deal has gone sour; so the company says it will part permanently with most … Read on 

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