Small Hydro Technology Transfer Project: Licensing Activities

by Carol Cunningham, Morrison-Knudsen Engineers Inc, Norwalk, CT, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '85


This paper summarizes a report that is part of the Small Hydro Technology Project, sponsored jointly by the Department of Energy and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The Licensing Activities report summarizes the study of 41 license and exemption applications for small hydropower projects submitted as a result of the National Small Hydropower Program. The report provides a broad overview of the federal regulatory requirements applicable to the licensing of small hydropower projects; summarizes significant data from the 41 projects studied; presents the data from each for use as reference material; analyzes important patterns and relationships; and makes specific recommendations of actions developers may take to expedite the licensing process.

Subject Headings: Electric power | Licensure and certification | Hydrologic data | Materials processing | Hydro power | Construction management | Federal government | Power plants

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