Northwest Hydropower News Archives 2010 & Older

Monthly Archives: November 2009

Salmon plan is close, judge says

Columbia River: The federal government added “insurance” for fish, but it needs work By Matthew Preusch The Oregonian Many hoped that more than 10 years of lawsuits over protecting Northwest salmon and operating Columbia Basin dams would come to a … Read on 

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Snohomish PUD reaches key agreements on Jackson Hydro project relicensing

By Staff Stanwood Camano News Snohomish County Public Utility District has reached agreements with several key parties as part of the relicensing of the Henry M. Jackson Hydroelectric Project, located north of Sultan.

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Idaho firm engineering Montana hydro project

By Zach Hagadone Idaho Business Review Idaho Falls-based engineer Ted Sorenson has designed or built hydroelectric projects around Idaho. Now he’s extending his expertise into Montana, where his companies, Sorenson Engineering Inc. and Turnbull Hydro, are building a $12 million … Read on 

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PUD works on a plan for people and fish

The PUD is renewing a hydropower permit and hopes to improve the Sultan River’s environment and recreation. By Bill Sheets Herald Writer EVERETT — A few years from now, there could be more salmon spawning in the Sultan River, and … Read on 

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Packwood Lake getting stimulus funds, turbine

Energy: Increased capacity expected By Staff News Tribune Centralia – The Packwood Lake Hydroelectric Facility in Gifford Pinchot National Forest will receive up to $800,000 in federal stimulus money to make upgrades and become more efficient, according to a release … Read on 

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Chester Dam makes good progress

By Joyce Edlefsen Standard Journal ASHTON — As the Henry’s Fork continues to drop over the Chester Dam, construction crews are working on both shores of the river on a project that could improve the fishery and produce 3.3 megawatts … Read on 

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Grant PUD electric rate increase proposed

By Staff The Star After six years without an electrical rate increase, Grant Public Utility District’s preliminary 2010 budget includes a pair of five-percent rate increases, one in 2010 and one in 2011, the utility said Tuesday.

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