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Evaluating the economics of hydroelectric projects at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

James M. Fargo

Evaluating the economics of hydroelectric projects at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

by James M. Fargo

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Published by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Office of Hydropower Licensing in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hydroelectric power plants -- United States -- Evaluation.,
  • Hydroelectric power plants -- Economic aspects -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesEvaluating economics
    SeriesPaper -- no. DPR-1, Paper (United States. Office of Hydropower Licensing. Division of Project Review) -- no. DPR-1.
    ContributionsUnited States. Office of Hydropower Licensing
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination12 p.
    Number of Pages12
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22274600M

      A recent study conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for the U.S. Department of Energy, the New Stream-reach Development Resource Assessment, finds that 61 gigawatts (GW) of hydroelectric power potential exists at waterways without existing dams or diversion value excludes Alaska, Hawaii, and federally protected lands. ORNL's hydropower .   On , the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to eliminate the Licensed Hydropower Development Recreation Report, or FERC Form No. 80 (Form 80) and revise certain public notice requirements (“Hydro Recreation NOPR”). For licensees, the proposed elimination of Form 80 would save the expense of compliance with a .

      6. Promoting hydropower development at nonpowered dams and closed loop pumped storage projects (a) In general. To improve the regulatory process and reduce delays and costs for hydropower development at nonpowered dams and closed loop pumped storage projects, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (referred to in this section as the Commission) shall investigate the . Hydropower policy in the United States includes all the laws, rules, regulations, programs and agencies that govern the national hydroelectric industry. Federal policy concerning waterpower developed over considerable time before the advent of electricity, and at times, has changed considerably, as water uses, available scientific technologies and considerations developed to the present day.

    Hydropower project ownership can be categorized as federal or nonfederal. The bulk of federal projects are owned and managed by the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. These projects are typically authorized and funded by Congress. Nonfederal projects are licensed and overseen by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Cited by: 3.   [d] Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, “Grid Resilience in Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators,” Jan. 8, [e] Eric Vugrin, Anya Castillo, and Cesar Silva-Monroy, “Resilience Metrics for the Electric Power System: A Performance-Based Approach,” Sandia National Laboratories, SAND, February.


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Evaluating the economics of hydroelectric projects at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by James M. Fargo,Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Office of Hydropower Licensing edition, Microform in EnglishPages: February 6, Office of Energy Projects Inspection Guidelines.

Ma FERC will host the FERC Security Program for Hydropower Projects WebEx for Licensees/Exemptees on Ap Event Details» Commission's Responsibilities.

Engineering Guidelines for the Evaluation of Hydropower Projects. Chapter 4 – Embankment Dams (Revised Draft Version) The Division of Dam Safety and Inspections, Office of Energy Projects, has provided more detail and has included additional practical dam safety information as well as information on dam safety experiences in Chapter IV, Embankment Dams of the Federal Energy Regulatory.

FERC’S ECONOMIC METHODOLOGY CHAPTER 3 _____ FERC’s economic analysis of hydropower project relicensing involves an assessment of Evaluating Relicense Proposals at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Office of Hydropower Licensing, Paper No. DPR-2, Washington, DC, Aprilp.

hydroelectric projects may offer benefits such as. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission dismissed a petition today that would have overridden state ability to enforce water quality standards—a right that has been codified by the Supreme Court. The ruling was a win for IRU and other conservation groups that are seeking better water quality standards at three Idaho Power Co.

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A firsthand look at a project to modernize the year old Cheoah Dam in Robbinsville, North Carolina. It's a process that will result in over 28% more clean hydroelectric power output at very low cost, without using additional water resources, modifying the.

Despite the extensive body of literature on energy economics, very little economics research has been conducted that focuses specifically on dams and hydroelectric power. Brian Edwards addresses this deficiency by examining the multiple roles that dams play, as well as the role of hydroelectric power within the context of the energy by: Regardless of the in depth body of literature on energy economics, little or no economics evaluation has been carried out that focuses notably on dams and Moreover coated is the place of hydroelectric power in every a regulatory framework and contained in the context of the facility business deregulation that has occurred inside the US and.

Congress created the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and abolished the FPC. The Commission inherited most of the work done by the FPC, including the licensing of non-federal hydroelectric power projects and natural gas regulation such as construction of interstate pipelines and Liquified Natural Gas terminals.

Today theFile Size: 95KB. Energy Package, which aims on ambitious goals of reducing greenhouse emissions and increasing renewable energy generation. Accordingly, Portugal has established goals on the National Energy Strategy (ENE ), such as the installation of new hydroelectric plants/improvement of the existing ones and new wind parks.

[2]File Size: 1MB. Permitting/Regulatory Guidance - Guide/Handbook: FERC Handbook for Hydroelectric Project Licensing and 5 MW Exemptions from Licensing Permitting/Regulatory GuidanceGuide/Handbook Abstract This handbook outlines the requirements for hydropower licenses issued by.

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FERC proposed new method for calculating land use charges for Alaska hydroelectric projects Published on Aug by Kevin Randolph The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently proposed a change to the method used to determine annual federal land use charges for hydropower projects in Alaska.

The Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of is a bill that was introduced into the United States House of Representatives of the th United States Congress on Janu It passed the House on Febru by a vote of President Obama signed the Act into law on August 9, The Bill is intended to change some of the regulations in the United States surrounding Acts amended: Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of.

Also covered is the role of hydroelectric power in both a regulatory framework and within the context of the energy industry deregulation that has occurred in the US and other countries.

A simple dynamic model of a hydroelectric generating facility forms the basis for other models discussed.

The Federal Power Act (FPA) authorizes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to issue hydropower licenses for non-federal projects. These licenses last for 30 to 50 years and usually place conditions on how the hydropower project should be operated.

FERC is led by a five-member Commission that oversees the generation of hydropower. On Novemthe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) to re-examine its policy on the length of hydroelectric license terms under the Federal Power Act.

The Commission’s NOI is a tacit admission that the existing policy has not been working successfully – at least as measured against the present Commission’s policy goals. Hydropower projects generate power valued at billions of dollars.

For projects located on federal lands, FERC is required to assess "reasonable annual charges" to use these lands. FERC agrees that fair market value is the most reasonable basis for assessing these charges.

This report examines FERC's annual charge system and the extent to which it reflects the federal lands' contributions to.The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)—an independent fivemember commission appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate—issues licenses to construct and operate many nonfederally owned hydropower projects, including located on federal lands.

These projects generate electricity worth billions of dollars annuallyFederal Energy Regulatory Commission First Street, N.E. Washington, DC FERC Office of Energy Projects Douglas A. Sipe @ Michael McGehee [email protected]