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Rick Miller receives Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award
27 April, 2016
One of the hydropower industry’s most prestigious awards has been given to Rick Miller, in recognition of his dedication to hydropower throughout his career, which has spanned nearly four decades.
US House brings hydropower licensing process into the 21st century
06 January, 2016
The National Hydropower Association (NHA) has applauded passage of bipartisan hydropower regulatory improvement provisions as part of the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act (HR8).
NHA addresses government concerns over proposed hydro legislation
03 December, 2015
The National Hydropower Association has spoken out against the US government Administration’s comments regarding the proposed North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015 (HR8).
US hydro industry mourns death of Julie Keil
03 December, 2015
Julie A Keil, a prominent figure in the US hydro industry for many years, sadly died on 24 November. Her most recent posts were held at GEI consultants and as chair of the Low Impact Hydropower Institute.
US hydro industry leaders dispel false claims about licensing
20 November, 2015
Leaders of the hydropower industry have sent a letter to US House leadership calling for provisions to the recently approved energy bill that would bring hydropower licensing into the 21st century.
NHA to unlock hydro and expedite relicensing
10 November, 2015
The National Hydropower Association (NHA) has unveiled a new education campaign. Unlock Hydro aims to generate awareness about hydropower’s ability to help the US fight climate change, and will educate the public about the outdated licensing process that keeps hydropower from realising its clean energy potential.
Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters named by NHA
05 May, 2015
Five companies have been recognized by the National Hydropower Association (NHA) in its Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters (OSAW) Awards.
There is no other industry like it
14 April, 2015
For almost 24 years the same executive director has served at the National Hydropower Association (NHA) in the US. It is rare for one individual to be at the helm of any successful organisation for such a length of time, and it is indeed even rarer for that individual to be a woman. Suzanne Pritchard spoke with Linda Church Ciocci from the NHA about her vast experience of working in the hydropower industry.
The future for hydro - roundtable discussion
02 March, 2015
Suzanne Pritchard talked to key members of the hydropower industry to discover what they think the future holds for hydropower
NHA and OREC form Marine Energy Council
11 December, 2014
The National Hydropower Association (NHA) in the US and the Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition (OREC) have joined forces to create the Marine Energy Council in a move that will see the NHA provide a unified voice as the national trade association for the full spectrum of water power technologies.
Six companies win NHA water stewardship awards
02 May, 2014
The National Hydropower Association in the US has recognized six companies through its Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters (OSAW) Awards. The winners – Grant County PUD, Tacoma Power, Portland General Electric, Kaukauna Utilities, Northwest RiverPartners, and Georgia Power – have developed projects that the NHA says have provided extraordinary operational, recreational, historical, environmental, or educational value.
Senate Finance committee approves extension of tax credits for hydropower
07 April, 2014
The US Senate Finance Committee has approved a bill that includes a two-year extension of production and investment tax credits for hydropower and other renewable energy technologies.
Pumped storage gets in on the act
08 November, 2013
Energy storage is becoming a big topic for debate in the US and is described as being a unique and valuable resource for the electric grid. As the introduction of a bipartisan energy storage bill seeks to smooth the path ahead for storage solutions, it also seems likely to brighten future prospects for pumped storage plants.
US President Obama signs hydropower bills into law
12 August, 2013
US President Barack Obama has signed into law two bills aimed at boosting development of the country’s hydropower resources.
US Senate unanimously approves legislation promoting hydropower expansion
05 August, 2013
The US Senate last week unanimously approved a pair of bills aimed at promoting hydropower development by streamlining the federal regulatory process for certain types of projects.
US Hydropower industry urges immediate action on bipartisan legislation
12 July, 2013
The time to enact hydropower regulatory improvement legislation is now, dozens of hydropower industry members and energy associations told Senate leaders this week.
Obama’s climate action plan includes hydro
27 June, 2013
US President Barack Obama this week released his Climate Action Plan featuring a proposal to accelerate permitting for clean energy projects, including the development of hydroelectric power at existing dams.