Projects undergoing relicensing make up the majority of the proposals being evaluated by the hydropower licensing staff of the Office of Energy Projects. The commission has three licensing processes.
At least 5 years before a license expires, the licensee must file a notice of intent declaring whether or not it intends to seek a new license (relicense) for its project. At least 2 years before a license expires, the licensee must file an application for new license.
In FY 2020 through FY 2030, licensees for a little over 300 projects having a combined generation capacity of about 13,000 megawatts are expected to file relicense applications. The top 5 States with projects for which we expect relicense applications during this period are New York, California, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, and Vermont.
» Complete list of Active Licenses updated 2/19/2020