RAPID Toolkit Creates Smooth Flow Toward New Projects

Aaron Levine, Katherine Young

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Uncertainty about the duration and outcome of the permitting process has historically been seen as a deterrent to investment in renewable energy projects, including new hydropower projects. What if the process were clearer, smoother, faster? That's the purpose of the Regulatory and Permitting Information Desktop (RAPID) Toolkit, developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the Western Governors' Association. Now, the RAPID Toolkit is being expanded to include information about developing and permitting hydropower projects, with initial outreach and information gathering occurring during 2015.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalHydro Review
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2016

Bibliographical note

Available from Hydro World: http://www.hydroworld.com/articles/hr/print/volume-34/issue-6.html

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-6A20-64034


  • hydro
  • hydropower
  • permitting
  • regulation
  • roadmap


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