| October 2, 2008

Challenges of Hydroelectric Compliance: Best Management Practices for Licensees

The owners and operators of hydroelectric projects face an increasingly costly and complex compliance regime imposed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) through licenses issued pursuant to Part I of the Federal Power Act (“FPA”). This paper provides an overview of the sources of those compliance obligations, FERC’s oversight of hydroelectric projects, and the tools available to project owners and operators to overcome the challenges of hydroelectric compliance.

About the authors

  • Paul C. Freeman is a DL Pursuits in the New York, NY offices of Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf.

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