Hydropower Content

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We need a clean, reliable and affordable electric grid to achieve deep decarbonization goals, including electrification. With its carbon-free profile, premier reliability characteristics, and low cost, hydropower should be foundational for decarbonization. To achieve its potential contribution,
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The Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s board signed off on a resolution signaling intent by SMUD to purchase a Pacific Gas & Electric hydroelectric powerhouse and reservoir. The proposed purchase would increase SMUD’s hydroelectric generation portfolio to 695 MW.
Distributed Energy Resources
The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities issued an order approving long-term contracts for 9,554,940 megawatt hours annually of hydropower between H.Q. Energy Services (U.S.) Inc. and investor-owned utilities in Massachusetts through the New England Clean Energy Connect 100% Hydro transmission project.
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The New York Power Authority is in the planning stages of a life extension and modernization and controls upgrade program at its Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant.
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Microsoft Corp. unveiled agreements with Chelan County Public Utility District under which Microsoft will receive carbon-free electricity to power its Puget Sound campuses and partner with the PUD on broadband connectivity in Chelan County, Wash.
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The National Hydropower Association and Chelan County Public Utility District have released a report advocating for public policy changes that could “unleash capabilities of hydropower for the next 30 years.”
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President Donald Trump on Oct. 23 signed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (AWIA), a measure that includes several provisions aimed at promoting hydropower deployment.
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When a long-term rehabilitation project for its two dams is completed, Washington State-based Grant County PUD will have an energy source “that is very well positioned for the evolving future,” said Kevin Nordt, the PUD’s general manager, in an interview.
Generation
After a thorough review of its draft integrated resource plan, the Snohomish County PUD Board of Commissioners has directed staff not to pursue a final federal license for the Sunset Falls hydropower project on the South Fork Skykomish River at this time, Snohomish said on April 11.
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Washington D.C., February 27, 2018 —The American Public Power Association approved six new policy resolutions on supplemental transmission, electric vehicles, disaster response, infrastructure investments, western markets, and modernizing the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978. The