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- May 15, 2014

Mr. Harris Goes to Washington: Hydropower's Exciting Progress

It was said that when the State of Oklahoma asked its favorite son, Will Rogers, if they might sculpt his likeness for inclusion in the United States Capitol's statuary, the cowboy...

- November 22, 2013

Pumped Storage in the Spotlight

I have always found pumped-storage hydropower to be a fascinating technology. According to Wikipedia, the first use of pumped storage was in the 1890s in Italy and Switzerland. And...

- May 21, 2012

There's Something To Be Said for Having the Right Kind of Singular Focus

Construction at the Youngs Creek powerhouse near Sultan, Wash., was moving along just fine when the day came to install the facility’s turbine. But there was one problem: It wouldn’t...

- October 06, 2011

Dam Safety Improvements Shed Light on a Bigger Problem

In many ways, great progress has been made to improve the safety of the 84,000 dams in the U.S. The number of inspections and the number of “high hazard” dams with emergency action...

- September 22, 2011

Canada's Hydropower Boom

The October issue of Hydro Review magazine will examine the boom in hydropower construction across Canada, including the controversial Lower Churchill Project, a 3,074-MW project planned...

- August 22, 2011

The BPA Decision: A Responsible Choice

In May, the Bonneville Power Administration, a major power provider in the Pacific Northwest, ordered many of the region’s wind power producers to shut down generation for several hours...

- May 11, 2011

Hydropower Gaining Momentum

For 36 years, Bill Smith has been helping hydropower developers navigate the arduous licensing process, and he expects to keep working another 20 years as the industry embarks on what...

- May 05, 2011

Climate Change Report Bolsters Need for Water Management Planning

You may have heard or read about a report – released last week by the Department of Interior – that warns of diminishing water supplies in the western and southwestern U.S. Billed as...

- April 19, 2011

Obama Wants To Cut Hydropower Funding

Hydropower advocates must be puzzled by President Obama’s plan to build a nation powered by clean energy. As the Obama administration promotes an ambitious new goal to produce 80 percent...

- April 13, 2011

Hydropower Legislation Flies Through Committee

The Hydropower Improvement Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate on March 17. The measure passed the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday, less than a month after...

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