Feasibility, Licensing and Design: Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project
This paper describes the licensing, environmental, engineering, and design aspects of the project. Due to the project's remote location and geological setting, the paper will...

Crescent and Vischer Ferry Hydroelectric Redevelopment Projects
The owners of aging small hydro plants face a myriad of complex technical, economic, and regulatory challenges as they seek to reliance and prepare their projects for continued operation...

FERC Licensing: The Water Resources Engineers Role
As a result of the Electric Consumers Protection Act (ECPA) of 1986, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is obligated to give equal consideration to non power uses of hydroelectric...

The Software Certification of the Laon Cable Car

The Long Arm of Liability
The corporate engineer, defined as an engineer who is employed by a corporation rather than a design firm, can also be exposed to personal liability for errors and omissions that cause...

Licensee Tort Liability and Regulatory Overreaching
Certain of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) regulations and licensing requirements effectively preempt the states' authority to determine liability....

The Outlook for the Hydro Business
Hydropower business activity has grown in the eight years since the WATERPOWER conferences began in 1979. During this time, however, small hydro has faced many ups and downs. Relicensing...

Expansion of Three Plants on the Saranac River
The capacity of three cascading hydro power plants, owned and operated by New York State Electric and Gas Corporation on the Saranac River near Plattsburgh, was expanded by a total of...

The Electric Consumers Protection Act of 1986 Changes FERC Hydropower Licensing
The Electric Consumers Protection Act of 1986 (ECPA) was signed into law on October 16, 1986. This legislation revised and created new ground rules for the processing of hydropower license...

Licensing and Relicensing After the Electric Consumers Protection Act of 1986
Recent changes in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulations and subsequent, substantive legislative changes have produced a shift in emphasis in the licensing/relicensing...

Hydro Activities Through the 1990's: Focus on Relicensing
This paper discusses some of the more significant issues facing relicensing applicants in light of the new ECPA amendments to the Federal Power Act (FPA). In addition, some ideas for planning...

A Case Study: Relicensing of Pensacola Hydropower Project
The current license for the Pensacola Hydropower Project (orginally licensed in 1939) will expire in 1988. The relicensing process for the project currently is underway. During the consultation...

Issues in License Compliance and Monitoring
With the language in Section 12 of the Electric Consumers Protection Act ('ECPA') of 1986 (now Section 31 of the Federal Power Act), Congress gave the Federal...

Case Study on the Development of a Hydro License Compliance Monitoring System
As the holder of 29 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) licenses, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PGandE) has an obvious need to monitor and document compliance with the numerous...

Independent Consultant's Inspection Reports F.E.R.C. Order No. 122—The First Five Years
On January 21, 1981, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order No. 122, revising and expanding the periodic inspection program established in 1965 by the Federal Power...

Licensing a Hydroelectric Power Plant at Navajo Dam
A hydroelectric power plant at the base of Navajo Dam was envisioned by the Bureau of Reclamation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to support the development of the Navajo Indian Irrigation...

Downramping to Minimize Stranding of Salmonid Fry
The objective of this study was to develop a downramping regime for the Jackson Hydroelectric Project on the Sultan River in Washington that minimizes the stranding of juvenile salmon...

A Case for Selecting Only Deterministic Spillway Design Floods for High Hazard Dams
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has under license or exemption from licensing more than 2000 hydroelectric dams. The Office of Hydropower Licensing published, in September 1986,...

Summer Falls High Head Kaplan Turbine Project
The Summer Falls Project is located on the Main Canal of the Grand Coulee Irrigation Project approximately eight miles south of Coulee City in Grant County, Washington. The power development...

Weather Modification Regulation for the Twenty-First Century
Those areas in which weather modification law is being altered to fit the twenty-first century are: 1. De-regulation. Regulation of weather modification through mandating professional...

 

 

 

 

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