Northwest Hydropower News Archives 2010 & Older

Tag: FERC

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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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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Inspection spurs alarm about dams

Feds says there’s potential for catastrophic failure; PacifiCorp calls them safe By Erik Robinson Columbian Federal energy regulators are raising alarm about the potential for “catastrophic failure” of spillway gates on three major PacifiCorp-owned dams on the North Fork of … Read on 

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Company gives report on sediment behind dam

By Joyce Edlefsen Standard Journal REXBURG – Rocky Mountain Power continues its preliminary work prior to starting the physical rebuilding of the Ashton Dam. After a lengthy review of the condition of the dam by its own engineers, consultants and … Read on 

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