Latest Hydroelectric power News

Canadian hydropower to Northeast hydropower decision tabled

Sep. 11, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

BREWER, Maine (AP) — Zoning regulators have tabled their decision on a proposed 145-mile (230-kilometer) transmission line that would bring Canadian hydropower to the New England power grid. Land Use Planning Commission members agreed Wednesday to continue deliberations at their October meeting. A...

Tennessee Valley Authority envisions no major new plants

Aug. 26, 2019 4:34 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors has approved a 20-year plan that includes no new major generating plants. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the plan approved last week envisions getting more power out of existing nuclear, gas and hydroelectric units. It also...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Aug. 16, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Indigenous women protested in Brazil's capital against the policies of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, whose administration has clashed with...

Removing Klamath dams estimated to cost more than $400 mil

Aug. 13, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Removing four hydroelectric dams along the lower Klamath River in Southern Oregon and Northern California is expected to cost just under $434 million and could happen by 2022, according to a new filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The Capital Press reports the...

Eversource gives up on Northern Pass hydropower project

Jul. 26, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — After nearly a decade of protests, hearings and court fights, the Northern Pass hydropower project that promised to bring hydropower from Canada to southern New England is dead. The company behind the plan, Eversource, announced Thursday it was abandoning the project after suffering a...

Tanzania inaugurates huge dam project in World Heritage Site

Jul. 26, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania's president on Friday inaugurated a huge hydroelectric dam project in the country's largest wildlife reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site, calling it the start of "economic liberation." Some wildlife groups have expressed dismay over the $2.9 billion Stiegler's Gorge...

Bonneville faces promise and perils in changing markets

Jul. 23, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

GRAND COULEE DAM, Wash. (AP) — When workers started pulling apart the three largest hydroelectric units in North America — capable of supplying more than enough power for all of Seattle — they found the damage far worse than expected. They encountered large cracks, worn-out bearings and a...