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FERC Licensing For In-Stream Hydrokinetic Projects

Law360 (December 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- In-stream hydrokinetic projects have the potential to produce significant amounts of clean and renewable power. These technologies produce energy by harnessing the kinetic energy of free-flowing water in rivers or constructed waterways without the use of dams or impoundments.

Initial estimates indicate that in-stream hydrokinetics in the United States could provide an additional 12,500 megawatts of energy.[1] Like many projects in protected riverine environments, however, these projects require a developer to navigate complex governmental permitting requirements and procedures.

The siting of in-stream hydrokinetic projects will involve...
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