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Introduction to FERC Hydropower
July 22, 2020 | Online :: Central Time

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Overview

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Hydropower 101, July 20, 2020

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This course will present a high-level overview of FERC’s hydropower program. It is for those who know very little or need a refresher about how FERC licenses and administers non-federal hydropower projects. Attendees will leave with a general understanding of FERC hydropower fundamentals and current issues facing existing and new FERC hydropower proposals. They will learn about and compare the pros and cons of using FERC’s Integrated Licensing Process (ILP), Alternative Licensing Process (ALP) and Traditional Licensing Process to facilitate review of a hydropower application. The course also includes a high-level review of hydropower compliance.

Our expert instructor, who spent 30 years at FERC as a Manager and Sr. Energy Industry Analyst, will explain how to decide on what licensing process to use and how other mandatory Federal and State permits and processes can shape the timing and operations of any hydropower licenses issued by FERC. The course also discusses how the Trump Administration, existing hydropower laws, and new regulations will affect hydropower development in the future. He will also discuss hydropower settlements and how to use FERC as a means of expending licensing and compliance.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe at a high level the FERC hydropower regulation process from start to finish
  • Distinguish between FERC and other federal and state regulators
  • Discuss licensing- terms and conditions
  • Examine hydropower’s current and new role in electricity markets
  • Identify the major parts of FERC regulation, including licensing, compliance and dam safety
  • Review preliminary permits and their applications
  • Apply structural design fundamentals for latticed self-supporting towers
  • Review the licensing process
  • Explain special programs
  • Identify FERC’s staff’s role in the licensing process and to the Commission
  • Examine traditional license
  • Discuss the Integrated Licensing Process (ILP)
  • Describe the Alternative Licensing Process (ALP)
  • Explain how to use FERC’s NEPA EAs and EISs for state and other federal agency permit issuances
  • Discuss settlements with FERC
  • Review license compliance for the next 40-50 years

Credits

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EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.7 CEUs for this event.

 

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Hands-on activities, case studies and PowerPoint presentations will be used in this program.

Agenda

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 :: Central Time

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. :: Log In

9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. :: Course Timing

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. :: Lunch Break


Overview

  • FERC Regulation: Cradle to Grave
  • FERC and Other Federal and State Regulators

Licensing

  • Terms and Conditions
  • Then & Now

Hydropower’s Current and New Role in Electricity Markets

  • Nonpowered Dams
  • Grid Storage and Closed-Loop Hydropower

Major Parts of FERC Regulation

  • Licensing
  • License Compliance
  • Dam Safety

Studying a Hydropower Site: What a Preliminary Permit Gets You 


Licensing Programs: Choose Wisely


Special Programs

  • Small & Low Hydro
  • Hydrokinetic

FERC’s Staff’s Role in the Licensing Process and to the Commission


Traditional Licensing

  • Description
  • Process
  • Pros
  • Cons

Integrated Licensing Process (ILP)

  • Description
  • Process
  • Pros
  • Cons

Alternative Licensing Process (ALP)

  • Description
  • Process
  • Pros
  • Cons

Assisting Other Federal, State Agency and NGO Staff in the Licensing Process


Using FERC’s NEPA EAs and EISs for State and Other Federal Agency Permit Issuances


Settlements and FERC: What Will Work, Not Work and Why

Instructor

Tom Russo, Principal, Russo on Energy LLC

Tom Russo is an Energy and Environmental expert with unique FERC regulatory skills in siting hydropower, natural gas and liquefied natural gas infrastructure, NEPA environmental impact assessment and in how energy markets, prices and physical/cybersecurity affect infrastructure investments.

Prior to founding Russo on Energy LLC in May 2015, Mr. Russo worked for over 30 years as a Manager and Sr. Energy Industry Analyst at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). During that time, he amassed experience in hydropower licensing, NEPA environmental impact assessment of energy projects, business process reengineering, and natural gas and crude oil market oversight. Mr. Russo thoroughly understands the Natural Gas Act, Natural Gas Policy Act, Federal Power Act and Energy Policy Act as they apply to natural gas and hydroelectric projects.

He is very active in hydropower and natural gas matters and writes an Energy and Environmental column for the Natural Gas and Electricity Journal. He also co-authored for the R Street Institute entitled “Ebbing the flow of hydropower red tape.”

Mr. Russo is a native of Brooklyn, New York. He earned a credential as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) in 2010. He also graduated with a MBA in Finance from the George Washington University and a MS in Biology from the University of Alabama.

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

Register

Attend all 4 hydropower events for the discounted rate of $2495.00. Just add each event to cart. See related events below:

Hydropower 101, July 20, 2020

FERC Hydropower Licensing, July 27, 2020

FERC Hydropower Compliance, July 29, 2020

Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

Event Standard RateAttendees
Introduction to FERC Hydropower - (single connection)US $ 695.00
Pack of 5 connectionsUS $ 3,125.00
Pack of 10 ConnectionsUS $ 5,210.00
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This event has the following related events:

Hydropower 101US $ 695.00
Pack of 5 connectionsUS $ 3,125.00
Pack of 10 ConnectionsUS $ 5,210.00
FERC Hydropower ComplianceUS $ 695.00
Pack of 5 connectionsUS $ 3,125.00
Pack of 10 ConnectionsUS $ 5,210.00
FERC Hydropower LicensingUS $ 695.00
Pack of 5 connectionsUS $ 3,125.00
Pack of 10 ConnectionsUS $ 5,210.00

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