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  • Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013
    On August 9, 2013, President Obama signed into law the "Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013". The act promotes small hydroelectric and conduit hydropower projects, authorizes FERC to extend preliminary permit periods, and promotes hydropower development at nonpowered dams and closed-loop pumped storage projects. Read More
  • Order No. 1000 - Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation Order No. 1000 - Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation
    Order No. 1000 enhances the ability of the transmission grid to support wholesale power markets and ensure transmission services are provided at just
    and reasonable rates for the benefit of consumers. Read More
  • Small/Low-impact Hydropower Small/Low-impact Hydropower
    Small/Low-impact hydropower facilities can be developed at existing, non-powered dams and within existing water infrastructure like water supply pipelines, tunnels, flumes, and aqueducts. Read More
  • Integration of Renewables Integration of Renewables
    The Commission pursues market reforms to allow all resources, including renewable energy resources, to compete in jurisdictional markets on a level playing field. Read More
  • Hydrokinetic
    Projects that generate electricity from waves or directly from the flow of water in ocean currents, tides, or inland waterways.
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  • Transmission Transmission
    The Commission takes action to bolster investment in the nation's transmission infrastructure, and to promote electric power reliability and lower costs for consumers by reducing transmission congestion. Read More
  • Hydropower Hydropower
    The Commission issues licenses for the construction of new projects; continuing operations of an existing project (relicensing); and oversees all ongoing project operations, including dam safety inspections and environmental monitoring. Read More
  • Natural Gas Natural Gas
    The Commission regulates pipeline, storage, LNG, facility construction, and regulates natural gas transportation in interstate commerce. The Commission establishes rates for services and issues certificates for construction and operations of interstate pipelines and storage facilities. Read More
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April 17, 2014 - FERC Staff Issues Energy Infrastructure Update for March 2014 Report PDF | FERC Staff Reports

April 17, 2014 - FERC Issues Agenda and Discussion Topics for Version 5 Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards Technical Conference on April 29, 2014 Notice PDF | Event Details

April 16, 2014 - FERC to Convene a Technical Conference on the Reliability of the Bulk-Power System on June 10, 2014 Notice PDF | Event Details

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April 1, 2014 - The EQR System is now live.

April 1, 2014 - Winter 2013–2014 Operations and Market Performance in Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators Staff Presentation PDF | Event Details


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