Hydrokinetics; in-river hydrokinetics; new technology

Plans to Develop Hydrokinetic Projects on the Mississippi Abandoned

A combination of challenges including low water levels on the Mississippi has forced a developer to surrender the permits it held to study the feasibility of hydrokinetic projects on the Mississippi River.

A letter filed before FERC by Free Flow Power on June 17 states “pursuing development of the Projects at this time is not viable.” Free Flow Power, a Massachusetts based company, had been exploring development of hydrokinetic energy projects on the Mississippi River from St. Louis, MO to the Gulf of Mexico.

Low Water Levels on the Mississippi Forces Developer to Reconsider Hydrokinetic Projects

The recent drought and record low water levels on the Mississippi River has forced a proponent of hydrokinetic energy projects on the Mississippi river to reconsider its proposal.

Coalition to Host a Hydrokinetics & Recreation Workshop

The Hydropower Reform Coalition is partnering with the National Park Service  to organize a “Hydrokinetics and Recreation Workshop” in Memphis, Tennessee on October 18 and a boating trip on the Mississippi River on Oct 19.

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File attachments: 
http://www.hydroreform.org/sites/default/files/Memphis%20HK%20Recreation%20Workshop%20Information_0.pdf
http://www.hydroreform.org/sites/default/files/Memphis%20HK%20Recreation%20Workshop%20Registration%20Form_0.pdf

Guide Offers Strategies for Addressing Recreation Issues in New Hydropower Technologies

 
Contact: 
Joan Harn, National Park Service, 202-354-6929
Rupak Thapaliya, Hydropower Reform Coalition, 202-243-7076
 
March 31, 2011
 
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