Official Title: To improve hydropower, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McMorris-Rodgers (R, WA)
Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2012 -
- (Sec. 3) Amends the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) to increase from 5,000 to 10,000 kilowatts the size of small hydroelectric power projects which the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) may exempt from its license requirements.
- (Sec. 4) Amends the Federal Power Act to revise the limitation on the maximum installation capacity of qualifying conduit hydropower facilities that are eligible for an exemption from licensing requirements. Requires any person, state, or municipality proposing to construct a qualifying conduit hydropower facility to file with FERC a notice of in
Latest Action: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.