Tax credit certification for hydroproject in Maine

FERC has certified the Rumford Falls project on the Androscoggin River in Maine for renewable energy production tax credit. According to the licensee, a subsidiary of Brookfield Power, upgrading of runners at the lower station is underway and scheduled to be completed by the end of June. The upgrades will result in efficiency improvements by 3.2% and an additional generation of 8569 MWh.The Energy Policy Act of 2005 allows efficiency improvements in hydropower facilities to be eligible for tax credits.

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A MN city seeks approval to operate first in-river hydrokinetic project

On April 24, 2008 City of Hastings, MN filed an application seeking to get an approval from the federal government to run an in-river hydrokinetic project. The proposed hydrokinetic project is to be located just downstream of Mississippi Lock and Dam # 2 in Hastings, MN about 30 miles southeast of Minneapolis, MN.

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City of Hamilton to generate electricty at Meldahl Locks and Dam

The City of Hamilton, OH has obtained a federal license to operate a 106 MW hydropower facility at the Captain Anthony Meldahl locks and dam near Augusta, Kentucky. According to the license issued yesterday, the project to be located on the existing Army Corps dam on the Ohio River, will occupy about 81 acres of federal lands.

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House Subcommittee holds hearing on hydropower

On Thursday, June 12, House Subcommittee on Water and Power held a hearing on hydropower's future. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-5th WA), a ranking member in the Subcommittee had requested for the hearing.

Coalition chair American Rivers submitted a written testimony while Richard Roos-Collins of Natural Heritage Institute, also a Coalition member, was a witness at the hearing. A total of 9 witnesses, including the hydropower industry and government testified at the hearing.

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