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Colorado low-impact hydropower permitting guide : a how-to guide for project developers seeking Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) exemptions
SRA International, Inc.
Colorado. Governor's Energy Office.
Colorado Governor's Energy Office
The Colorado hydropower industry experienced rapid change in 2011. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) created in 2010 between the State of Colorado and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) forged a new path to expedite low-impact project permitting. As a result, projects that historically took three or more years for permitting were moving through the process at a record pace, in some cases taking less than six months. The Colorado Governor's Energy Office (GEO) recognizes the potential of low-impact hydropower resources in the state and the cost benefits of reducing the permitting burden. Streamlining the permitting process for low-impact projects creates new opportunities for the industry to utilize existing water infrastructure resources and maximize the benefit of Colorado's natural resources.
"Primary Authors: Susan Carollo (SRA International) and Ryan Broshar (SRA International). Contributing Authors: Bradley Florentin (Blue Earth)."--Page 57.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF cover; (viewed January 2015)
Hydroelectric power plants
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
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