Promoting Hydropower Development at Existing Non-Powered Dams Act
H.R. 2872 & S. 2655
- Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.)
- Passed by House 12/12/17
- Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
- Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)
WHAT THEY DO
Establish a streamlined environmental review process for qualifying non-powered dam projects.
WHY WE LIKE THEM
The Department of Energy estimates that hydropower capacity from these projects, which often struggle to attract investment because of a lengthy and uncertain regulatory process, is equivalent to roughly 12,000 MW (or about 2.4 million rooftop solar systems).