Gravity Renewables grows New England Portfolio with first acquisitions in Massachusetts.

Gravity Renewables grows New England Portfolio with first acquisitions in Massachusetts.

Gravity Renewables, a leading national owner and operator of small hydro projects, announced today that it has acquired two hydroelectric facilities in Western Massachusetts, the Glendale project in Stockbridge, MA and the Texon project in Russell, MA. Gravity notified the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) of the change in ownership for the Texon facility earlier […]

EWEB announces US$100 million rehab at 114-MW Carmen-Smith hydro project.

EWEB announces US$100 million rehab at 114-MW Carmen-Smith hydro project.

The Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) announced beginning March 27, and continuing for the next five years, it will begin a US$100 million rehabilitation and modernization project at its 114-MW Carmen-Smith hydroelectric facility along the upper McKenzie River, about 70 miles east of Eugene, Ore. EWEB said it will make upgrades to the facility’s […]

FirstEnergy to sell a total of 1,572 MW of competitive natural gas and hydro assets.

FirstEnergy to sell a total of 1,572 MW of competitive natural gas and hydro assets.

FirstEnergy Corp. yesterday announced it has entered into an agreement to sell four competitive natural gas generating plants in Pennsylvania and its competitive portion of a Virginia hydroelectric power station to a subsidiary of LS Power Equity Partners III, LP, of New York for approximately $925 million in an all cash transaction. The combined capacity […]

FERC accepts preliminary permit for 75-MW Snow River hydro project in Alaska.

FERC accepts preliminary permit for 75-MW Snow River hydro project in Alaska.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a notice of preliminary permit application accepted for filing related to the 75-MW Snow River hydro project being studied for Alaska. Chugach Electric Association filed the application on Dec. 23, proposing to study the feasibility of the Snow River Hydroelectric Project on the Snow River near Seward in […]

FERC seeks input on new licenses for two West Virginia hydroelectric facilities.

FERC seeks input on new licenses for two West Virginia hydroelectric facilities.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Dec. 9 released a draft environmental assessment for 30 days of public comment on a December 2015 application from Hawks Nest Hydro LLC for new licenses to continue operating the existing Hawks Nest Hydroelectric Project and Glen Ferris Hydroelectric Project. The 102-MW Hawks Nest Project is located on the New River […]

University of Notre Dame finalizes plans to build 1.83-MW small hydro facility on St. Joseph River.

University of Notre Dame finalizes plans to build 1.83-MW small hydro facility on St. Joseph River.

The University of Notre Dame and the South Bend Board of Parks have reached an agreement to construct and operate a 1.83-MW small hydro facility on the St. Joseph River. The board’s commissioners approved the agreement Dec. 12. The agreement consists of a 50-year lease giving the university rights to build and operate the small […]

U.S. House stalling Energy Policy Modernization Act as Congressional adjournment approaches.

U.S. House stalling Energy Policy Modernization Act as Congressional adjournment approaches.

Efforts to enact the Energy Policy Modernization Act during the waning days of the current Congressional session seem to have been thwarted as the House of Representatives awaits the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. The bill — introduced in July 2015 by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. — could have had […]

Missouri River Energy seeks permit for 1,200-MW pumped storage hydro project.

Missouri River Energy seeks permit for 1,200-MW pumped storage hydro project.

The Missouri Basin Municipal Power Agency, doing business as Missouri River Energy Services, applied Dec. 1 to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a preliminary permit, good for up to three years of feasibility work on the 1,200-MW Gregory County Pump Storage Project in South Dakota. This is an open loop pump storage project. The upper […]

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