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June 8, 2017

FERC offers recommendations after pilot two-year hydropower plant licensing program

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Energy

HydroWorld – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has released a report on its pilot two-year hydropower licensing process for qualifying projects, as stipulated by conditions of the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013.

The study, required by Section 6 of the legislation, examines FERC's continuing efforts to expedite the approval process for small plant proposals at existing non-powered dams and closed-loop pumped storage projects.

Based on its analysis, FERC staff said it "believes it is feasible under the Commission's current regulations for developers to complete the licensing process in two years", largely by refining tools and resources that are already available.

Read more at HydroWorld.

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