The Clean Power Alliance on June 28 approved a 10-year contract for generation from the 12-MW Isabella hydroelectric project in Kern County, beginning in December 2020.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 18 approved a rule establishing voluntary processes for expedited licensing of hydroelectric facilities at nonpowered dams and closed-loop pumped storage projects.
Embattled and bankrupt PG&E Corp. has reconstituted its board and top executive lineup in the aftermath of devastating fires laid at its feet.
The enactment of the Washington Clean Energy Transformation Act on May 7 expanded hydropower’s role in addressing the decarbonization of the state’s power supply, by letting it directly count toward the act’s 2030 carbon-neutral and 2045 carbon-free mandates.
The newly reconstructed main spillway of Oroville Dam was opened April 2, returning it to normal operation for the first time since February 2017, when record winter rains in California increased the reservoir level to its full 901-foot capacity and severely damaged it and the emergency sp…
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has sued Westlands Water District to block it from helping plan and build a project to raise the height of Shasta Dam.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing public comment submitted on its plan to build a downstream fish-passage facility at Cougar Dam in the upper Willamette River basin, about 42 miles east of Eugene, Ore.
Bids are due March 26 for Chelan County PUD’s latest auction of up to 5 percent of the output from its Rocky Reach and Rock Island hydroelectric projects, for either a 2.5-percent slice or for the entire 5-percent slice.