Where's the Competition?: The Real Threats to Project Relicensing

by Gary D. Bachman, Van Ness, Feldman & Curtis, Washington, United States,
Mary Jane Graham, Van Ness, Feldman & Curtis, Washington, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '91: A New View of Hydro Resources


The real potential competition in relicensing hydroelectric facilities is for use of the water and land resources currently dedicated to hydro power production. Relicensing applicants must expect and be prepared to respond to issues of competing use raised during the application process. This discussion considers the basis for the competition over resources, issues likely to be raised, and the regulatory arenas and framework in which users will compete.

Subject Headings: Licensure and certification | Hydro power | Power plants | Water resources | Resource management | Water use | Frames | Environmental issues

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