FERC issues NOPR on expedited hydro licensing process

Renewable Energy World: Late last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the U.S. proposed to expedite the issuance of original hydropower licenses for certain qualifying facilities at existing non-powered dams and closed-loop pumped storage projects.

The process, which is part of the commission’s continuing efforts to implement the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, is intended to ensure a final licensing decision no later than two years after receipt of a completed application.

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