Latest Hydroelectric power News

Breaching dams to save Northwest orcas is contentious issue

Oct. 18, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Calls to breach four hydroelectric dams in Washington state have grown louder in recent months as the plight of critically endangered Northwest orcas has captured global attention. Some argue the best way to get more salmon to the starving whales is to tear down four dams on the Lower...

Power company proposes burying line under Maine gorge

Oct. 18, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

CARATUNK, Maine (AP) — A Maine power company is making a concession to environmentalists by proposing to bury a portion of a transmission line that would cross a scenic gorge. Central Maine Power notified regulators Thursday that it wants to drill rather than cross the Kennebec River Gorge with elevated...