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  1. FERC rejects Loxbridge permit app on 700-MW hydro project in Oregon

    Editor's Note: This content was originally featured on GenerationHub.com. GenerationHub.com is a sister site of HydroWorld.com that covers power generation in a number of renewable and non-renewable forms. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 2 rejected an April 25 application from Loxbridge Partners LLC for a preliminary permit under which it was to study the feasibility of the proposed McNary Second Powerhouse Project. The project was to be located at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ McNary Lock and Dam facility on the Columbia River near the City of Umatilla in Umatilla County, Oregon. The project would utilize the McNary Dam and would consist of these new facilities: a powerhouse built in place of the existing McNary Dam south abutment; seven 100-MW Kaplan turbine-generators; two or three step-up transformers; and two 1,300-yard-long transmission lines interconnecting with the existing McNary Dam substation. The estimated annual generation of the McNary Second Powerhouse Project would be 3,700 gigawatthours. On May 16, commission staff sent the Corps a letter requesting its opinion on whether non-federal development is authorized at McNary Dam, and if so, whether Loxbridge’s proposal would interfere with existing dam operations or improvement plans. The Corps on Aug. 2 stated that it believes the commission does not have jurisdiction to issue a preliminary permit or license for a project at the site. Furthermore, the Corps opposed Loxbridge’s project on the ground that it would interfere with the Corps’ operation of McNary Dam, and the agency asked that staff reject the permit application. On Aug. 8, Loxbridge argued that the commission’s jurisdiction over the non-federal development of hydropower at the dam is not withdrawn, that its proposed project would not interfere with the Corps’ operation of McNary Dam, and that the Corps’ arguments regarding incompatible operation are premature, as they would be addressed as part of the licensing process. Said the Sept. 2 FERC order: "Here, because the Corps, which owns the McNary Lock and Dam facility and whose permission would be needed for the development of any project at that facility, has stated that it opposes the project, there is no purpose in issuing a preliminary permit. Therefore, Loxbridge’s preliminary permit application is denied."

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    Tue, 6 Sep 2016

  2. City of Juneau approves Conditional Use Permit for 19.8-MW Sweetheart Lake hydroelectric project

    On Aug. 23, the Juneau Planning Commission unanimously approved a Conditional Use Permit for the 19.8-MW Sweetheart Lake hydroelectric project, but Juneau Hydropower Inc., the company that will build the facility, still needs a license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to begin ...

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    Thu, 25 Aug 2016

  3. Magnolia Power project begins California licensing process

    The Magnolia Power Project (MPP) applied for certification to the California Energy Commission on May 14 to begin the state licensing process for a 240-MW electric generating unit to be constructed at Burbank Water and Power's (BWP) existing generating station complex in Burbank.

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    Tue, 15 May 2001

  4. Balance missing in hydro licensing process , NHA says

    The president of the National Hydropower Association testified that legislative changes were still necessary to address fundamental problems in the hydropower licensing process .

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    Fri, 9 Mar 2001

  1. NRC Staff Completes Safety Review of Proposed Levy County Nukes

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    Tue, 7 Jun 2016

  2. FERC Issues Hydroelectric License Under New Process

    Rye Development announced the receipt of a hydropower license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

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    Wed, 11 May 2016

  3. NRC Already Working to Smooth Path for Advanced Nuclear Reactors

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is already looking at ways to improve its existing license review framework and make it more predictable for developers of advanced reactors; a top NRC manager told a Senate panel on April 21.

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    Mon, 25 Apr 2016

  4. New hydro licensing process holds promise of faster, more informed decisions

    FERC has taken a major step to streamline the licensing of hydropower projects by adopting a new, more efficient process that is better coordinated with the processes of other federal and state agencies and Native Americans.

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    Fri, 25 Jul 2003

  5. Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage license could cost $330mn

    The chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said completing the licensing process for Yucca Mountain would cost an additional $330 million.

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    Tue, 10 Mar 2015

  6. Delta Energy Center Starts CEC Licensing Process

    The California Energy Commission (CEC) has ruled that Calpine and Bechtel`s application for certification for their joint venture Delta Energy Center power plant is data adequate, allowing the project to enter the approximately 12-month permitting and licensing review phase.

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    Sat, 1 May 1999

  7. Finland clears way for new nuclear power plant project

    The Finnish Parliament has voted to allow the licensing process for a proposed nuclear power plant to move ahead

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    Tue, 9 Dec 2014

  8. Energy Resources wins FERC permit for 8-MW hydro project

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Dec. 28 granted a Sept. 2 application from Energy Resources USA Inc. for a three-year preliminary permit to study the feasibility of the proposed Lock and Dam No. 22 Hydroelectric Project.

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    Wed, 30 Dec 2015

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