Hydro

Reliant Energy’s Beaver River hydro project in upstate New York earns Low Impact Hydropower...

Reliant Energy's Beaver River project recently became the first hydropower facility in New York State to earn the Low Impact Hydropower Institute's (LIHI) Low Impact Hydropower Facility certification.

Black Hills Corp. completes hydroelectric assets sale

Black Hills Corp. has announced the completion of the sale of its ownership interests in seven hydroelectric power plants located in upstate New York.

GE expands its Marine & Stationary Power organization

GE Transportation Systems' Marine & Stationary Power (M&SP) business recently expanded its worldwide sales and support organization.

Erie Boulevard Hydropower donates $20,000 to Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks

Reliant Energy's Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P. recently donated $20,000 to the new Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks in Tupper Lake, New York.

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. honored for care of North Fork Feather and Mokelumne...

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was recognized by the National Hydropower Association for outstanding environmental stewardship of the Mokelumne River and the North Fork Feather River.

Puget Sound Energy backs BPA deferral/repayment of monthly power credit

The BPA will delay giving Puget Sound Energy electric customers a small portion of their monthly federal-power bill credit under a collaborative proposal PSE filed Wednesday with state regulators.

Australia debates coming years of electric deregulation

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's Rod Shogren said a number of regulatory issues remained to be resolved within Australia's National Electricity Market (NEM) before it could deregulate.

Powerco US and EPRIsolutions sign contract to evaluate an advanced Stirling Engine for distributed...

Powerco US and EPRIsolutions formalized their existing agreement for firm equipment delivery and testing beginning in the middle of 2002.

Ore. utility to sell stakes in dams:

Portland General Electric agreed to sell stakes in its hydroelectric system over four decades to American Indian tribes that now lease the dam properties to the utility. It plans to sell a third of the 408 MW Pelton Round Butte system to the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs next year, up to 49.9 percent by 2021 and an option for a controlling stake in 2037. The tribes would pay for the system over 50 years by selling their share of the electricity to Portland General or other utilities at