Northwest Hydropower News Archives 2010 & Older

Monthly Archives: September 2010

EPUD may sell hydro plans

The rural utility district has a potential buyer for the proposals that were once called a “nightmare” By Susan Palmer The Register-Guard The Emerald People’s Utility District may have a buyer for two hydroelectric proposals that it has spent millions … Read on 

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Search is on for a solution to balance Northwest power

Federal agency reaches agreement with one developer to provide its own backup resources By Nathalie Weinstein Daily Journal of Commerce When Northwest winds aren’t blowing, the energy grid compensates automatically by tapping into hydropower sources operated by the Bonneville Power … Read on 

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Studies on dam removal on track

Decision likely by the March 2012 decline By Ty Beaver Herald & News Federal authorities studying the feasibility of Klamath River dam removal are on schedule and say the U.S. Secretary of the Interior should be able to make a … Read on 

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Army Corps hires Austrian firm for heavy lifting at McNary Dam recoil

10 power generators will be replaced By Dean Brickey East Oregonian The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has started an immense project at McNary Dam that will take many months and many millions of dollars to complete. Using two huge … Read on 

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Turbine work nearly a year behind schedule

PUD unhappy with contractor By Janelle Atyeo Newport Miner NEWPORT – The first new turbine at Box Canyon Dam should be up and running by Jan. 24, 2011. The original plan was to have it up and running by mid-March … Read on 

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County signs Seattle agreement

By Janelle Atyeo Newport Miner NEWPORT – Pend Oreille County commissioners officially signed off on a agreement over the next 10 years of impact payments for Boundary Dam, ending two years of heated negotiations with dam owners Seattle City Light. … Read on 

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