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  • Hydropower Filing Guide PDF
  • Getting Involved PDF

    Resource Guide to Hydropower Licensing
    Under the Federal Power Act, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has the exclusive authority to license nonfederal hydropower projects on navigable waterways and federal lands. Building and operating hydropower projects can affect the natural environment and result in changes to land use, which may be of concern to local citizens and non-governmental organizations. Read More


Filing Guidelines

Guides for filing Open Access Transmission Tariffs, FOIA, CEII, a Request to Correct Information and a Request for No-Action Letter Read More

Submission Guidelines

These instructions apply to filings made with the Commission using any media (eFiling, CD/DVD, paper, and other media formats). They are intended to instruct new filers and provide a reference to frequent filers. Read More

Audio/Video Guidelines

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) provides audio and video access to FERC public meetings and conferences through two outside sources.

FERC now provides free current live webcast and previous webcasts External Link of all FERC Open Meetings and most Washington, DC–based technical conferences. Webcasts are available through The Capital Connection to the first 750 users.

FERC open meetings can be viewed on live television over George Mason University's (GMU) Capitol Connection External Link. The Capitol Connection also broadcasts various audio and video segments online, by phone bridge and satellite. Prices for services vary.

Individuals can also purchase copies of taped FERC events from Capitol Connection in the following areas:

  • FERC Commission meetings
  • Technical conferences
  • Oral arguments
  • Other conferences that draw significant public interest

Prices are determined by event length.

For more information about Capitol Connection services, please call 703-993-3100, visit their website External Link, or email

How To Guides

Guides on several subjects that are helpful in showing the user how to use online resources to get involved. Read More