Insights by Shawn Puzen
Hydropower license extension—is my project eligible?
If you have a license for a hydropower project set to expire in the next 6-10 years, you may be concerned about the looming effort needed to renew the license. These concerns could prompt you to consider ways to extend your existing license.Read More
It’s Official: FERC Final Rule Issued to Eliminate FERC Form 80 Recreation Report Requirement
As I originally reported in July, on May 17, 2018 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proposed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to eliminate Section 8.11, which would remove the requirement to file a Form 80 report every six years.Read More
Congress recognizes impact of maintenance costs at hydropower facilities
American’s Water Infrastructure Act 2018 includes changes to dam license term determinationsRead More
Is there still hope for hydropower licensing reform?
It is highly doubtful there is time to draft and pass a comprehensive Energy Bill that includes provisions for more support of hydropower in the current 116th Session of CongressRead More
Invasive species monitoring at hydro projects in Wisconsin improving
New recommendations will be more effective in reducing the spread of invasive species and the cost to the licensees.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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