New Report Can Help Reduce Time and Cost to Advance Hydropower

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


With funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's Water Power Technologies Office, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory examined which regulatory bottlenecks can impact the time, costs, or risks of launching new or refurbishing old hydropower projects. A new report, titled "An Examination of the Hydropower Licensing and Federal Authorization Process," can help hydropower developers navigate complex regulatory currents.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2021

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-6A20-81213


  • hydropower
  • licensing
  • water power


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