Battery Storage Feasibility Study for Hydroelectric Plants at Wilder, Bellows Falls, and VernonThis study aims to evaluate the feasibility of integrating a battery storage system (BSS) with the hydropower plants at Wilder, Bellows Falls, and Vernon as an alternative to the current stored hydropower system. The driving questions guiding this study are: Should...
Critique of the Goldendale Energy Storage Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. P-14861)
The economic analysis of the proposed Goldendale pumped storage project near the Columbia River shows it is unlikely that this project will be financially viable.
The Oroville Dam 2017 Spillway Incident: Lessons from the Feather River Basin
This report examines the near-catastrophic failure of the tallest dam in the country, and calls for action on 18 recommendations, and dozens of sub-recommendations in 4 key areas: addressing California’s aging dam infrastructure, operating dams more safely and efficiently, advancing multi-benefit flood management projects, and increasing transparency and public engagement.
Hydropower at Jackson Lake Dam, Grand Teton National Park: Probabilities and Implications
This report on the since-abandoned hydro project at Jackson Lake Dam examines the legal and policy limitations on building a hydro project in a National Park, as well as some implications of the project if it had been built as proposed.