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Northwest Hydropower News Archives 2010 & Older
Monthly Archives: June 2009
By Associated Press Lewiston Tribune Nearly 100 poles for transmission lines to carry power from Arrowrock Dam on the Boise River have been dropped off by helicopter.
EWEB drains the Walterville canal for annual maintenance By Susan Palmer Register Guard WALTERVILLE – To understand what Eugene Water & Electric Board staff biologist Lisa McLaughlin is talking about when she says “fish screen,” completely disregard the word “screen” … Read on
Power rate increase to pay for Klamath dam removal OK’d By Ty Beaver Herald & News Legislation that would increase power bills for Oregonians to help pay for removal of four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River is on its … Read on
By Staff Times-News Hydroelectric power plants dominate Idaho electricity generation, supplying nearly four-fifths of the state’s production. Natural gas-fired power plants provide over one-tenth of the Idaho’s production, while coal- and wood-fired generation and wind turbines supply the remainder.
Pact includes ways to protect resources By Brian Walker Coeur d’Alene Press POST FALLS – Avista Utilities on Thursday received a 50-year license to operate its five hydroelectric projects on the Spokane River, including the Post Falls Dam, marking the … Read on
By Sean Morgan New Era U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials are anticipating an average summer managing Foster and Green Peter reservoirs as it prepares to begin repairs on three gates in Foster Dam toward the end of the recreation … Read on
SCL to submit license application this fall By Janelle Atyeo Newport Miner SEATTLE – The Boundary Hydroelectric project area in north Pend Oreille County has been the subject of several studies during the past few years. Now project owners Seattle … Read on
Removal of White River dam set for next year after Department of Ecology ruling By Staff Columbian Spawning salmon can’t cheer – as far as we know – but legions of their human guardians are cheering a recent easement ruling … Read on
What’s involved in removing a large dam from one of the Pacific Northwest’s major rivers? Read on
By Staff Daily Journal of Commerce Puget Sound Energy received a green light from federal regulators to move forward with $250 million in capital improvements to the Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project.
By Matt Preusch The Oregonian U.S. Department of the Interior The Mt. Elbert Pumped Storage power plant in Colorado. Four Northwest governors have sent a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu voicing their support for studying “pumped storage” hydropower sites … Read on