Insights by Shawn Puzen

Wisconsin governor declares April 2-8 dam safety week
Wisconsin governor declares April 2-8 dam safety week

Governor Scott Walker encourages all citizens to observe April 2-8 dam safety week by adopting safe water practices while around dams.

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Federal hydropower licensing of water storage reservoirs
Federal hydropower licensing of water storage reservoirs

As the owner of a storage reservoir, you may be asking if it must be part of your hydropower license.

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission leadership affects quorum actions
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission leadership affects quorum actions

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission does not have a quorum to address any actions that require a majority vote.

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Is there still hope for hydropower licensing reform?
Is there still hope for hydropower licensing reform?

With the adjournment of the 114th Congress in December 2016, the Energy Bill was left unfinished.

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National conference promotes expansion of hydropower as energy resource
National conference promotes expansion of hydropower as energy resource

More than 150 dam owners, regulatory personnel, consultants and vendors from throughout the United States gathered to network and discuss emerging issues affecting the hydroelectric power industry .

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Support #UnlockHydro
Support #UnlockHydro

Urge your legislator to include the hydropower provisions in the energy bill

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Dams, heroes of a healthy aquatic environment
Dams, heroes of a healthy aquatic environment

Dams and hydroelectric facilities are unsung heroes when it comes to the health of the aquatic environment.

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Non Conduit license exemptions for your hydropower plant
Non Conduit license exemptions for your hydropower plant

What does obtaining an exemption for a small hydroelectric power plant from Federal Energy Regulatory Commission licensing mean to the operation of the plant?

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Event to discuss dam ownership topics draws a crowd
Event to discuss dam ownership topics draws a crowd

More than 140 Midwestern dam owners, consultants and vendors attended workshops to learn more about surveillance, FERC licensing, dam safety improvement projects and agency staff, amongst other dam-related topics last week.

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Michigan removes barriers to reservoir drawdowns
Michigan removes barriers to reservoir drawdowns

A FERC-regulated drawdown in Michigan no longer requires a Part 301 permit.

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