06-13-17 Colorado Federal Legislators Introduce Small Hydro Legislation

Colorado Federal Legislators Introduce Small Hydro Legislation

Earlier today, Colorado Senator Cory Gardner introduced legislation, the RIVER Act, to reauthorize an existing Department of Energy program which provides funding to new hydro projects built using existing dams and conduits.

Last week, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (CO), along with U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson (NC) introduced legislation to cut in half (from 60 to 30 days) the federal review time required for energy recovery hydropower, projects built using existing water supply conduits (pipelines and canals).   The legislation builds upon Rep. DeGette’s pioneering 2013 streamlining reform legislation, the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act, which spawned creation of the energy recovery hydropower industry.

REMINDER: Two Weeks Until June 27th Small Hydro Workshop in Denver

Click here for information about the 2017 Colorado small hydro workshop, focused on energy recovery hydropower, taking place at the Denver Convention Center on Tuesday, June 27th.

The workshop will feature presentations from equipment vendors providing energy recovery hydro equipment, including presentations of Colorado case studies, as well as presentations from Colorado financing agencies. Colorado has the best small hydro financial incentives in the country, including grants as well as construction loans. The workshop will also provide an update on pending federal policy improvements for small hydro.

For a short video overview explanation of energy recovery hydropower, click here.

Steps to Register for the June 27th Energy Recovery Hydropower Workshop

Click HERE, thenLog In (follow instructions as needed to create an account)
Fill in your information.

  1. Select “Co-located Events Information” (first item listed under Registration Types); scroll down and click “NEXT” at the bottom of the page
  2. Select “Energy Recovery Workshop” (first item under “Co-Located Events” heading)
  3. Scroll down and click “NEXT” at the bottom of the page
  4. Answer demographic questions
  5. Pay $125 and check out
Registration is now open for the 2017 Colorado Small Hydro Workshop, Tuesday June 27th 8:30 am to 7:00 pm in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.

CLICK HERE to learn more and to register