Northwest Hydropower News Archives 2010 & Older

Monthly Archives: May 2010

As wind power booms, so do the challenges

The revolution happening along the Columbia River is full of promise. But wind power is fickle, and keeping our energy system running smoothly has become “the great economic and engineering challenge of our time.” By Hal Bernton Seattle Times CENTERVILLE, … Read on 

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Low snowpack could impact power prices

By Sean Ellis Idaho State Journal The extremely poor snowpack levels in Idaho this winter could have a significant impact on power prices down the road. "There won’t be an impact his year, but there might be an impact next … Read on 

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BPA warns electricity rates could increase

By Staff Wahkiakum Co. Eagle The Bonneville Power Administration now estimates it will likely finish the fiscal year with negative net revenues of approximately $230 million. This shortfall was reported in BPA’s second quarterly review published April 30 and is … Read on 

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More powerful hydro turbine heads for Chief Joseph Dam

Hefty turbine runner requires police escort as it crosses continent Submitted by Bonneville Power Administration Brewster Quad-City Herald A major new, 45-ton piece of a hydroelectric turbine last week began a 2,720-mile journey to the Chief Joseph Dam, where it … Read on 

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City developing a HCP to protect steelhead, themselves

The development of the Habitat Conservation Plan is about a 10-year process By Jason Chaney Central Oregonian Since steelhead fish were reintroduced into the Crooked River Watershed two years ago, the City of Prineville has undertaken a plan to protect … Read on 

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County settles on Gold Ray Dam plan

106-year-old dam to be removed using stimulus cash, state grant By Mark Freeman Daily Tidings The Jackson County Board of Commissioners voted Wednesday to remove 106-year-old Gold Ray Dam from the Rogue River this summer, saying the financial burden of … Read on 

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