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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

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Recent Highlights

The Commission's responsibilities include: Issuance of licenses for the construction of a new project; Issuance of licenses for the continuance of an existing project (relicensing); and Oversight of all ongoing project operations, including dam safety inspections and environmental monitoring.

 Licensing Compliance Dam Safety & Inspections
Engineering Guidelines Workshops
  • FERC’s Hydropower Security Program Requirements and Cyber Security Briefing for licensees/exemptees, March 8, 2017 Event Details
Initiatives Tainter Gates Security Project Information

Annual Charges
The Commission receives an annual appropriation from Congress to defray its operating costs. Read More
Dam Safety & Inspections Environment Industry Activities General Information