Colorado

Colorado and FERC Agree to Promote Small-scale Hydropower Projects

FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff and Colorado Governor Bill Ritter signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to streamline the permitting process for small-scale hydropower projects that utilize existing dams or other infrastructures such as canals and conduits.

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Water Treatment Plant to Generate Power

A water treatment plan in Colorado will now generate power after the operator obtained a license exemption from FERC.

This week, FERC approved Ute Water Conservancy District’s request to grant a license exemption for the hydropower project to be operated at its Rapid Creek Water Treatment plant in Mesa County.

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