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3G: Basin-wide Approaches to Hydro Relicensing: Case Studies and Considerations

July 13, 2022
Room 108
Policies and Regulations
More than half of the active Federal Energy Regulatory Commission-licensed hydropower projects in the U.S. have license expiration dates slated from now through 2037. The expected workload in conjunction with the time, cost and complexity associated with issuing a single new license has led to initiatives that aim to increase the efficiency of the relicensing process. This panel will explore federal and state regulator and licensee-led initiatives that seek to coordinate different stages of the FERC hydropower relicensing process for multiple projects, at the same time when those projects are within a shared waterway.
Chairperson
Taylor Curtis, Legal and Regulatory Analyst - National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Kevin Ross Young
Speakers
Ben Niffenegger, Manager, Environmental Affairs - Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company
Debjani Singh, Research Scientist - Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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