Hydropower and FERC Training Offered

Kleinschmidt’s Senior Project Manager Kelly Schaeffer and Environmental Expert Tom Russo of RussoonEnergy.com are offering three days of hydropower training in Washington, D.C., for people who want a deeper understanding of hydropower and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) licensing process.

Hydropower 101 - September 11: a basic overview of hydropower operations, including how hydropower works, project types and definitions, and benefits and challenges associated with hydropower. Attendees will learn about hydropower development in North America and throughout the world. They will discuss the costs associated with hydropower and implications, including flood control, irrigation, navigation, fish passage, entrainment mortality, in-stream flows, water quality, ramping rate, recreation, and dam safety. Attendees will receive an overview of hydropower relicensing and discuss EPA's Clean Power Plan. Read more.

Introduction to FERC Hydropower - September 12: an overview of FERC as it relates to hydropower. Attendees will learn about the FERC regulation process from start to finish. They will gain in-depth knowledge about licensing, including: terms and conditions, traditional licensing, Integrated Licensing Process (ILP), and Alternative Licensing Process (ALP). Tom Russo, who spent 30 years at FERC as a Manager and Sr. Energy Industry Analyst, will explain how to use FERC's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental assessments (EAs) and environmental impact statements (EISs) for state and other federal agency permit issuances. He will discuss settlements with FERC and review license compliance for the next 30-50 years. Attendees will leave with an understanding of FERC hydropower fundamentals.  Read more.

New Class Offering! FERC Hydropower Licensing - September 13: a deep dive of each of the hydropower licensing processes (ILP, ALP, and Traditional Process). In addition, the course will detail the requirements of the FERC hydropower application of original and new licenses (relicense) and exhibits, especially exhibit E. Training will provide tips and advice on how to select the licensing process and prepare the application to facilitate and expedite FERC's review and decision on licensing. Read more.

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