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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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
The American Public Power Association is disappointed to see that Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget request released by President Trump proposes to divest the transmission assets held by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and three of the Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs): Southwestern Power
The Northern Pass Transmission Line Project, a 192-mile transmission system that will deliver 1,090 megawatts of hydropower from Quebec, Canada to Deerfield, New Hampshire, has been chosen by Massachusetts to advance to contract negotiations under a procurement issued last year. The solicitation
The Skokomish River, like many waterways of the Pacific Northwest, used to be plentiful with a variety of salmon and steelhead trout. The river changed dramatically in 1926 and 1930, when the two dams that make up the Cushman Hydroelectric Project were completed. The dams were considered engineering
A proposal filed at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by a subsidiary of transmission company ITC Holdings Corporation calls for the construction of a 2,000-megawatt, closed-loop, pumped storage hydroelectric facility in Arizona. The project is intended to boost reliability and facilitate the integration of renewable energy in the southwestern part of the U.S.