Insights by Shawn Puzen
Lake Sturgeon: protection under the Endangered Species Act?
The decision to protect Lake Sturgeon under the Endangered Species Act would have a significant impact on hydropower operating requirements.Read More
Quick status update: EPA proposed rule changes could benefit licensees
Rule changes have been proposed by the EPA in their notice of proposed rulemaking, which clarifies the procedures under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act.Read More
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
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2020 ENR results are in! How did we do?
July 6, 2020