Idaho

FERC Grants Permit to Study Possibility of Pumped Storage Project Near Twin Falls, Idaho

Through a preliminary permit issued on Jan 9, 2013, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has granted permission to Corral Creek South Hydro to study the feasibility of developing a 1,100 MW pumped storage project near Twin Falls in Twin Falls County, Idaho.

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Oneida Narrows Dam Proposal Suffers Major Setback

Source: Idaho Rives United

BOISE — Idaho Rivers United helped achieve a big win for the Bear River in southeast Idaho this week when the Idaho Department of Water Resources denied a water right that would have facilitated construction of a new dam at Oneida Narrows.

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FERC Issues Preliminary Permit For a New Dam

Despite strong opposition from stakeholders, including HRC members, FERC has issued a preliminary permit to Boundary Creek Hydro, a subsidiary of Symbiotics seeking to develop hydropower on the Boundary Creek near Bonners, Idaho.  The proposal includes building a diversion dam and a 6.4 mile long diversion pipe to be partially buried under a reconstructed road.

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More Hydropower Projects Seek LIHI Certification

The last day of 2009 saw seven hydropower projects filing their application for certification with the Low Impact Hydropower Institute. In 2009 alone, the Institute issued certifications for nine projects throughout the country. So far, there are 46 LIHI certified projects in 24 states.

Of the seven newest projects seeking LIHI certification, five are owned by PacifiCorp. The seven projects are:

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