Tidal barrage projects to require conventional license

Through a letter issued to Tidewater Associates on November 3, FERC has determined that tidal barrage projects do not qualify for a hydrokinetic pilot license but will have to obtain a license as conventional hydropower. This type of technology requires construction of a dam, which is the reason for such a decision by FERC.A tidal barrage project involves building a barrage (dam) across a body of water such as a bay to retain water during tidal events.

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St. Lawrence Hydro Will Receive Production Tax Credits

St Lawrence Hydroelectric project located on the Merrimack River in Lawrence, MA will now receive tax credits for electricity generation because of its recent efficiency upgrades.In its application filed on Sep 29, Essex Company, the operator of the project stated that the existing wooden flashboards on the crest of the project's dam would be replaced with a modem inflatable crest gate system thereby increasing efficiency of the system and generating more electricity.

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Hudson River project gets tax credits for additional generation

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has certified additional electricity generation at the Hudson River hydroelectric project as being renewable energy eligible to receive tax credits.Erie Boulevard Hydropower LP, the licensee for the project, stated in its application filed on September 29 that replacement and installation of new turbine generators would increase electricity generation by 10.94%.The increase in generation comes from upgrades at the Sherman Land development which will increase its c

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October 2008

FERC & HYDROPOWER

1. Hudson River project gets tax credits for additional generation
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has certified additional electricity generation at the Hudson River hydroelectric project as being renewable energy eligible to receive tax credits.

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