Insights by Shawn Puzen

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission takes action on hydroelectric project license terms
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission takes action on hydroelectric project license terms

FERC approved increasing the 30-year default license term to a 40-year default license term.

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FERC may lead all federal authorizations during hydropower licensing
FERC may lead all federal authorizations during hydropower licensing

This change is expected to result in early and more efficient identification and resolution of issues that arise during the relicensing process.

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Recent action on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hydropower license terms
Recent action on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hydropower license terms

Progress on any changes to FERC policy for establishing the length of original and new license terms for hydroelectric projects.

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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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