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Costa Rica puts finishing touches on hydroelectric power dam

SIQUIRRES DE LIMON, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rica is putting the finishing touches on the largest hydroelectric power project in Central America, as the last generators come on line. The Reventazon dam is expected to produce 305.5 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about 525,000 homes. The government electricity board says the project is 99 percent completed, with two ...

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Nation’s biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money

The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for producing carbon-free electricity. Exelon Corp., operator of the largest fleet of U.S. nuclear plants, says it could have to close three of them if Illinois rejects the company’s pitch to let it recoup more from consumers since the ...

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No water means no power for Modesto area hydroelectric producers

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This year’s devastating drought may cost Northern San Joaquin Valley irrigation districts more than $20 million in lost hydroelectric power. Severely reduced water flows from Sierra reservoirs means turbines won’t be generating nearly as much electricity as usual. That’s going to cause multimillion-dollar losses for the Modesto, Turlock, Merced, Oakdale and South San Joaquin irrigation districts, all of which use ...

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