Hydropower

California Natural Gas-Fired Power Project Backlog Dwindling

California Natural Gas-Fired Power Project Backlog Dwindling

If there were any doubts about California’s climate change-driven shift away from natural gas-fired electric generation, a review of pending power plant projects at the California Energy Commission (CEC) makes the trend crystal clear.

May 29, 2019

DC Circuit Grants FERC Request to Reconsider Constitution Pipeline’s Challenge Against New York

Federal regulators are set to reconsider whether New York took too long to issue a water quality certification (WQC) for the embattled Constitution Pipeline after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Thursday granted a motion to remand the matter back to FERC at the commission’s request.

February 28, 2019

Water Ruling Holds Implications for Oil, Gas Pipelines

A federal appeals court ruling over a hydropower project in California and Oregon could have major implications for oil and gas pipelines held up by state regulators refusing to issue water quality certifications.

January 30, 2019
Portland General Eyes Deals That Could Preclude Added NatGas Generation

Portland General Eyes Deals That Could Preclude Added NatGas Generation

Portland General Electric (PGE) senior executives indicated Friday that they are in negotiations for purchased power or power generation facilities that could eliminate the need to add more natural gas-fired units at the power utility’s 440 MW Carty Generating Station, which opened last year.

May 1, 2017

California Eyes Possible Hydro and NatGas Problems, Conserves Power

As state and federal officials last week were assessing the potential for the drought to impact hydroelectric power this summer, California Independent System Operator (CAISO) on Thursday issued a conservation alert because of a shortage of natural gas supplies that underpin much of the state’s power generation.

February 7, 2014

Greater Reliance on Gas for Power Generation Seen in Pacific Northwest

Declining hydropower availability in the Pacific Northwest points to a higher reliance on natural gas in the future, according to a new report by the Northwest Gas Association (NWGA), a group that includes the major gas distribution and transmission companies in the region, which includes 44,000 miles of gas pipelines and about 2.5 million gas consuming homes, businesses and industry.

August 3, 2005

FERC Staff Sees Multiple Areas of Concern in Summer Energy Markets

Expected tight power supplies and transmission constraints in California, New York City, Long Island and southern Connecticut, and high and volatile energy prices across the board highlighted a summer assessment by FERC’s Office of Market Oversight and Investigation (OMOI) at a regular Commission meeting on Thursday.

June 21, 2004

Report Focuses on Strong Summer Gas Prices

Scorching summer heat, high oil prices and a weak hydropowersupply should lead to a significant increase in gas demand thisyear, according to a report issued last week by Friedman, Billings,Ramsey & Co., Inc. (FBR), a Virginia-based financialinstitution. Prices will probably increase throughout the summer,the firm predicted.

March 20, 2000

Southern Buying O&R, ConEd Generation in NY

Southern Energy Inc., a unit of Southern Co., will buy 1,776 MWof gas, oil, coal and hydropower generation from Orange andRockland Utilities Inc. and Consolidated Edison Inc. in New YorkState for about $480 million. Southern also plans to spend $390million to upgrade the plants and build up to 710 MW of newgas-fired generation. Southern Energy affiliate Southern CompanyEnergy Marketing will market output from the plants.

November 25, 1998