Northwest Hydropower News Archives 2010 & Older

Monthly Archives: August 2009

Tacoma Power seeks new generation facility

By CR Roberts News Tribune It was President Calvin Coolidge who pressed the button that started the juice flowing from Tacoma Power’s Cushman Dam hydroelectric project in 1926. That was Dam No. 1.

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Options for new dam to be discussed

By KC Mehaffey Wenatchee World The Okanogan County PUD will review a study on three options to build a dam at Shankers Bend on the Similkameen River for water storage and electric generation, on Monday at 7 pm at Oroville … Read on 

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Repairs to improve dam’s spillway

Silver Creek Dam reservoir to close for about 3 weeks By Danielle Peterson Appeal-Tribune Repairs that will target weather-related damage are scheduled this month at Silver Creek Dam. City officials said the estimated $30,000 project also will improve the flow … Read on 

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Northwest wind power: My, how you’ve grown

Wind farms now have the capacity of two Bonneville dams. Many more are coming, and the region must face the challenges of this rapid growth By Staff Oregonian For the past decade, Northwest policymakers have treated wind energy like a … Read on 

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Conservation key word in Northwest energy plan

A council expects to meet 85 percent of new demand through efficiency By Ted Sickinger Oregonian The Northwest can meet 85 percent of its new electricity needs over the next 20 years solely through conservation, and can do so at … Read on 

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Politics of Power

Expanding hydropower an idea fraught with controversy By LA Times/Washington Post Herald & News But the dam in recent years hasn’t produced as much power as it might: Its massive turbines act as deadly blender blades to young salmon, and … Read on 

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Detroit shutdown has been remedied

By Bill Sanderson Stayton Mail The algae and sediment bloom last week was caused by a malfunction at the Detroit Dam complex. Because the headgates did not work properly, they had to be shut down and water released from different … Read on 

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Yakama Nation produces electricity

By Staff Daily Record The Yakama Nation has revived a hydroelectric generator and is producing some of its own power.

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Tribe starts producing its own power

By Phil Ferolito Yakima Herald-Republic YAKIMA, Wash. — The Yakama Nation is officially in the power generating business with the recent revival of a hydroelectric generator in the Wapato Irrigation Project. The electricity it generates will eventually be used to … Read on 

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