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DOE Allocates $30.6 Million to Hydroelectric Projects

by Staff
Renewable Energy World, November 5, 2009

A federally owned operated dam complete with fish ladder to accomodate upstream migration of anadromous fish. Up to $30.6 million in economic stimulus funds will be used to finance seven hydroelectric projects nationwide, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

The additional funding means Voth Hydro, a manufacturer of hydroelectric turbines, will be able to retain 40 jobs at its manufacturing facility in York, Pa. Thanks to $13 million in stimulus funding, those employees can resume work on two replacement turbines for Alcoa Inc's Tapoco Cheoah hydro plant in Robbinsville, N.C.

Under Secretary of Energy Kristina Johnson made the announcement during a visit to Voith Hydro's manufacturing plant in York.

"We're going to bring America back to making things in this country," Johnson told workers assembled for the announcement on Nov. 4, 2009.

The other six projects selected for the federal funding are:

DOE Allocates $30.6 Million to Hydroelectric Projects
Renewable Energy World, November 5, 2009

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