Northwest

Avista Gets 50-year License for Spokane River Projects

Avista Corporation has received a new 50-year license to operate its Spokane River hydroelectric projects (P-2545).

Of the five developments, Post Falls is located in Idaho while the other four- Upper Falls, Monroe Street, Nine Mile and Long Lake, are located in Washington.

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Montana Project To Increase Generating Capacity

PPL Montana has received approval from FERC to generate more power at the Rainbow development, one of nine hydroelectric developments in its Missouri-Madison project (P-2188).The license amendment approved last week will now allow expansion of the project by constructing a new powerhouse and adding two new turbines with a total generating capacity of 58 MW.

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Rocky Reach Hydro in Washington Gets 43-year License

FERC has issued a 43-year license to the Chelan County PUD in Washington for continued operation of the Rocky Reach Hydroelectric Project (P-2145).The license issued last week is based on the Rocky Reach Comprehensive Settlement Agreement signed in 2006 by the PUD, the tribes and state and federal resource agencies.According to the license, there are more than 41 species of fish, including 15 coldwater species, 18 coolwater species, and 8 warmwater s

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