FERC’s Economic Analysis of Hydroelectric Projects

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Hydropower Reform Coalition


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ReportsPublished   12/1/2001

FERC conducts economic analysis for projects using the methodology required by the 1995 Mead decision, which prevents forecasting energy prices. While this made sense at the time, climate change and renewable energy sources make this approach outdated. For a deeper dive into how the Mead policy works, check out this assessment of the first couple years of implementation.

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