Northwest Hydropower News Archives 2010 & Older

Monthly Archives: July 2010

Gold Ray decision expected

Demolition timing hangs on District Court ruling By Mark Freeman Daily Tidings Construction crews as early as today will learn if they can resume preparing Gold Ray Dam for demolition or must wait indefinitely while a lawsuit challenges Jackson County’s … Read on 

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Tacoma Power receives 50-year license for Cushman Dam

By Arla Sherphard Shelton-Mason County Journal More than a year after Tacoma Power and the Skokomish Tribe agreed to settle their three-decade-long fight over the Cushman Dam properties, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order Thursday amending the … Read on 

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Company plans new hydroelectric facility

Project on local irrigation canal could power 2,450 homes By Tim Doran Bulletin A Bend company plans to build a 5-megawatt hydroelectric facility on the North Unit Irrigation District’s main canal in Jefferson County and sell the electricity it generates. … Read on 

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PSE completes Baker River hatchery

By Staff Daily Journal of Commerce BELLEVUE – Puget Sound Energy recently completed a new fish hatchery and upstream trap-and-haul facility on Baker River in the North Cascades.

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No more give in the NW power grid

By Ted Sickinger The Oregonian On the afternoon of May 19, in a single chaotic hour, more than a thousand wind turbines in the Columbia River Gorge went from spinning lazily in the breeze to full throttle as a storm … Read on 

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Packwood Lake hydroelectric project upgrade stalled

By Natalie Johnson Shelto-Mason County Journal PUD 3 has a 10-percent stake in electricity produced at Energy Northwest’s Packwood Lake Hydroelectric Project but staffers said this week that an effort to increase productivity at the site will be scrapped due … Read on 

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Feds OK with plan for North Fork dam repairs

Regional engineer had raised alarm about condition of spillway gates By Erik Robinson The Columbian Federal energy regulators say they’re satisfied with PacifiCorp’s plan to repair spillway gates at three major dams on the North Fork of the Lewis River.

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