1. Congress Passes Two Hydropower Bills (affect pumped storage)

    Congress Passes Two Hydropower Bills (affect pumped storage)

    Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 (“HERA”) also requires FERC to study the possibility of creating a two-year license process for closed-loop pumped storage projects at non-power dams. Similarly, it requires DOE to study the technical feasibility of retrofitting pumped storage facilities to generate renewable power intermittently within one year.

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