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FERC Order Expedites 100% Renewable Power Source

Renewable Energy Aggregators (REA) succeeded in expediting the delivery of over 500 megawatts (and possibly more) of baseload 100-percent renewable electricity supply.  It did so ...

Feds OK developer to begin reservoir study

Federal regulators say a Doylestown developer can begin studying whether building four large reservoirs in Lackawanna and Wayne counties will do more good than harm. ...

FERC accepts preliminary permit application for 172-MW Panther pumped storage project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced on July 25 it had accepted an application for a preliminary permit for the 172-MW Panther Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project in ...

Old Coal Mines Have a Place in the Future of Clean Energy

SHENANDOAH — Today, the stripping pit at Shen Penn is filled with still water. But an investor from Bucks County is hoping one day to ...

Repurposing Old Coal Mines As Pumped Hydro Storage Facilities

Energy storage is a necessary component of practical solar or wind energy systems. Without storage, a passing cloud or a day of calm winds could ...

Tilting at windmills? Old coal mines could play a role in renewable energy

SHENANDOAH, Pa. – The Shen Penn anthracite mine pit, abandoned in the 1960s during the decline of Schuylkill County’s coal industry, is a 230-foot-deep water ...

New love for US pumped hydro?

Pumped hydro, the forgotten granddaddy of energy storage, seems back in fashion: records show 19 new project applications were filed in the US this year. ...

Old Coal Mines Have a Place in the Future of Clean Energy

Ben Chafin sees the future of clean energy in abandoned coal shafts. The Virginia state senator, whose Appalachian district is pockmarked with empty mines, pushed ...

Is Pumped Storage Hydro The Next Wave Of Energy Development In PA?

  The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission now has 37 permit applications in its system for pumped storage hydroelectric projects across the county, 17 of those ...

Schuylkill County, Pa., Considers Hydropower Plant

A Doylestown company has filed a preliminary permit application with the U.S. Department of Energy for the development of a pumped-storage hydroelectric project near Shenandoah ...

Merchant Hydro seeks permit on 230 MW pumped storage project in Pennsylvania

Merchant Hydro Developers applied to FERC for a preliminary permit, good for three years, for the 230 MW Richmondale Pumped Storage Hydro Project in Lackawanna and Wayne counties, Pennsylvania. This ...