EPRI's Hydro Relicensing Strategy

by Richard T. Hunt, Richard Hunt Associates, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '89


The most successful relicensing program is anticipated to involve an aggressive, proactive strategy as follows: select a small, responsive management team to make the decisions concerning relicensing strategy development, schedules, and studies; get ready for relicensing by auditing existing project operations and maintenance, compliance, and safety performance, establishing existing site resource utilization parameters, and formulating a modernization/improvement development plan; based on available data, prepare a program of testing to provide basic scientific/technical parameters of site resources to aid in assessing the interaction of the project with the site environment. Propose a balance of power and non-power resources for the project and aggressively promote and defend this balance in relicensing consultation and regulatory interaction with agencies; and monitor FERC orders and rulemakings for shifts in relicensing policy and maintain the flexibility in relicensing strategy to respond to changing regulations.

Subject Headings: Site investigation | Licensure and certification | Project management | Electric power | Parameters (statistics) | Hydro power | Resource management | Team building

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