EIA: Reduced water runoff will affect hydropower in Pacific Northwest

first_imgSubscribe to Power Engineering magazine Linkedin Reduced water supply in the Pacific Northwest this year will impact hydropower outlook in the area, according to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. 2.7.2014 Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables Facebook “Absent an abundant supply of hydroelectric output, wholesale power prices may be increasingly determined by the cost of natural gas generation in the region,” the agency stated in the report. The region has the largest concentration of hydroelectric capacity in the country, and reduced generation not only affects the immediate area, but also neighboring regions, including California, that import hydropower from the Pacific Northwest, according to the EIA. The Northwest River Forecast Center released its first water supply projection of 2014 for the Pacific Northwest and indicated a below-normal runoff for a majority of the observation stations in the region compared to the 30 year average. New Jersey utility regulators extend zero-carbon breaks for PSEG nuclear power plants Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana host 35 percent of U.S. hydropower capacity, and the supply can have implications for the dispatch of other sources of generation and greatly influence regional wholesale power prices, according to the EIA. By chloecox – Previous articleWater quality improves at Dan River Steam Station after ash basin releaseNext articlePECO restores service to more than half affected by winter storm chloecox TAGSPGE No posts to display Twitter Voith Hydro supplying pumped storage equipment to pair with Idaho combined solar-wind project Linkedin Twitter Facebook EIA: Reduced water runoff will affect hydropower in Pacific Northwest EmissionsRenewablesHydroelectricO&MWater Treatment RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Surrogate dogs are brought in to help nurse orphaned puppies in Victoria

first_imgVICTORIA – The Victoria Humane Society says two surrogate mother dogs have been found to share a litter of 11 golden retriever pups whose mother died during an emergency caesarean section.Society executive director Penny Stone says the owners of two larger dogs, whose pets are also nursing puppies, came forward in answer an appeal from the society.She says the owners agreed to add the orphaned pups to the litters being nursed by their dogs and the two mothers “have taken them on as their own.”It’s a relief for the society and for Pretty Girl, a Bernese mountain dog that had been nursing a litter of nine pups and then took on the double duty as surrogate mom to the 11 orphaned retrievers.Stone says 20 puppies was too much for one dog but now “everything is going great.”Because the retrievers are only days old, Stone says it will be some time before they are ready for adoption. (CFAX)last_img read more