New legislation streamlines FERC licensing process for pumped storage and non-power dams

On October 10, 2018, the Senate passed (on a 99-1 vote) S.3021, "America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018." The bill passed in the House of Representatives in September, and it now awaits President Trump's signature.

Of importance to those who have been waiting for hydropower to experience a renaissance, the bill includes provisions significantly streamlining key aspects of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) licensing process for closed-loop pumped storage hydroelectric generating facilities and new hydroelectric generating facilities located at dams that do not currently produce power.

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