Sponsor:

  • Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.)

Introduced:

  • 6/23/17

Status:

  • Passed by House 11/8/17

WHAT IT DOES

Improves licensing and re-licensing for non-federal hydropower facilities.

WHY WE LIKE IT

The Hydropower Policy Modernization Act aims to help the roughly 400 hydropower projects that will be up for relicensing by 2030, representing 18,000 megawatts of capacity. The bill would also clear the way for additions to domestic hydropower capacity, including generation to non-powered dams and closed-loop pumped storage.

 

View the full text of H.R. 3043

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