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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Costs of removal

PacifiCorp: Removal, not relicensing, in best interest of customers By Ty Beaver Herald – News The Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement calls for removal of four Klamath River hydroelectric dams, with PacifiCorp customers paying for the removal over the next decade.

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It’s about ‘dam’ time

EPUD hopes hydroelectric project can begin soon By Jon Stinnett Cottage Grove Sentinel Economic woes have delayed a project that should eventually find hydroelectric turbines pumping at Dorena Dam.

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Study’s conclusion: Hydro boom could mean new jobs

By Christine Pratt Wenatchee World WENATCHEE — Mommas, let your babies grow up to be hydropower engineers. A study released last week predicts that national trends toward cleaner energy could create as many as 700,000 jobs in the hydropower industry … Read on 

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Power: EPUD seeks to add turbines despite roadblocks

By Susan Palmer Register Guard Amid the nation’s headlong rush for clean energy, two projects in Lane County show just how hard it can be to develop new sources of eco-friendly hydroelectric power.

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Hydro plant proposed near Henley

Irrigation district facility would be built at A Canal By Ty Beaver Herald – News Klamath Irrigation District is considering spending $1.5 million to rebuild a hydroelectric facility on one of its canals to generate revenue for the district.

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Energy firm proposes facility at Bend dam

By Kate Ramsayer Bulletin The North Canal Dam, on Bend’s north side, is the latest Central Oregon dam to attract interest from a company wanting to build a small hydropower facility.

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Bogged-down dams

Fish: The issue of chutes and ladders can’t be ignored By Susan Palmer Register Guard Dams are among the worst enemies of imperiled fish, such as some salmon and trout species. Yet some dam owners and operators have to spend … Read on 

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Bigger than Elwha project: Utility to fell 4 Klamath dams

By Staff Peninsula Daily News KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — What is being touted as the world’s biggest dam-removal project — larger and more complex than the Elwha River dam removals near Port Angeles — an agreement has been reached to … Read on 

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Dams – stakeholders tout agreement for removal

Stakeholders optimistic in spite of obstacles By Ty Beaver Herald – News Is this a blueprint for removing dams? That’s what James Honey said people are asking him about the recently released Klamath River dam removal agreement.

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