Federal Small Hydropower Regulation
With simplification of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Bureau of reclamation Lease of Power Privilege, small hydro-power is potentially much less burdensome to develop. This reduction in federal oversight may improve the economic feasibility of certain types of projects, particularly those with existing civil infrastructure (e.g. irrigation, municipal water diversions, wastewater treatment). This E3A Technical Short will summarize these national changes and allow for discussion.