FERC Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur will leave the agency at the end of August after serving since 2010. Although her current five-year term expired June 30, commissioners may continue serving after term expiration until a successor has been seated. Once she leaves, FERC will be down to three m…

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a preliminary license for the 300-MW ­Badger Mountain pumped storage ­project planned for a site east of Wenatchee, Wash. [P-14892]. The closed-loop hydro facility, ­proposed by Boise-based Gridflex, features artificial ­reservoirs impounde…

Idaho Gov. Brad Little on March 4 appointed ­Jeffery Allen to serve on the Northwest Power and ­Conservation Council. He replaces Bill Booth, who retired in December after 12 years. Allen has been the Council’s Idaho office ­director and policy ­analyst since 2008. Earlier, he was ­director …