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Duke Energy receives new 30-year operating license for Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project

- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a new 30-year operating license for Duke Energy's Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project, which will allow the company to continue operating the Jocassee Pumped Storage Hydro Station, Keowee Hydro Station and associated lakes. More...

Duke Energy appeals hydro license to manage the Catawba River

By Bruce Henderson, The Charlotte Observer - Duke Energy has taken its case for a longer hydroelectric license to manage the Catawba River to a federal appeals court. More...

Department of Energy releases hydroelectric production expansion for coming years

By Thomas Gardiner, Aiken Standard, S.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy released its Hydropower Vision, a new, forward looking plan for emissions-free electricity generation that lays out pathways to better harness hydroelectric production throughout the nation. The Energy Department looks to reach its goals by 2050, including eight hydroelectric producing dams in the Palmetto State. Three of those span the Savannah River ... More...
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Siemens wins new steam turbine module order with Drax Power in the UK

Siemens Energy, Inc. - Siemens Energy Service Fossil in Newcastle has won a new multi-million pound order for the supply and installation of three intermediate pressure (IP) steam turbine modules with Drax Power Limited, owner of the UK's largest power station. more...

ScottMadden Issues New Energy Industry Update

ScottMadden, Inc. - ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, recently released The Energy Industry Update. more...

Siemens to focus its renewable energy activities on wind and hydro power

Siemens Energy, Inc. - In connection with the previously announced company program 2014, Siemens will modify its business strategy and organizational setup with respect to renewable energy. more...

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By Harry Valentine
On: January 18, 2016
A European climate researcher group recently advised that changing weather patterns could adversely affect future hydroelectric and thermal power generation between 2040 and 2069, both of which depend on water. more...
By Harry Valentine
On: September 17, 2015
In prior articles, I wrote about the vulnerability of the nation's electrical grid. After all, the picture of the U.S. energy infrastructure is far from rosy. more...
By Harry Valentine
On: September 3, 2015
A long-proven, water-driven pump technology offers possible application for low-cost pumped storage for small-scale decentralized (distributed) power generation involving small hydro installations where water storage capacity is restricted and where power is required only intermittently, more...
By Harry Valentine
On: August 28, 2014
Several years ago, a summer drought caused water levels to drop to near critical levels in the James Bay hydroelectric power dams of Hydro Quebec, a utility that exports a large portion of its generating more...
By Kristopher Settle
On: July 1, 2013
A pipeline connecting Canadian resources to the American shoreline is only a step or two away from fruition, with federal permits and local opposition representing the largest stumbling blocks. Sound familiar? more...

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