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  Workshop - October 2, 2007  
  Conferences - Workshop - October 2, 2007
Event Name: Workshop
Start Date: Tuesday, October 02, 2007
End Date: Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Summary: Hydrokinetic Technologies Pilot Project Workshop (AD07-14-000) (Portland, OR)
Description: This conference will be led by Commissioner Philip D. Moeller. Commissioner Jon Wellinghoff will also be in attendance.

The purpose of the conference will be to present Commission staff’s proposed licensing process for hydrokinetic energy pilot projects and to seek feedback from representatives from industry, state and federal agencies, NGOs, Native American tribes, and members of the public. Hydrokinetic projects generate electricity from ocean waves, tides, and currents sand from free-flowing rivers.

The goal of the of the proposed program is to complete licensing in as few as six months, to provide for Commission oversight and agency input, and to allow developers to generate while testing. This process will be available for projects that are: (1) small (5 MW or less), (2) removable or able to shut down on relatively short notice, (3) not located in waters with sensitive designations, and (4) for the purpose of testing new hydro technologies or determining appropriate sites for hydrokinetic projects.

We envision the license having the following characteristics:
  • A short license term (5 years);
  • A standard license condition requiring project alteration or shutdown in the event that monitoring reveals an unacceptable level of environmental effect;
  • The option of applying for a 30-50 year license at the end of the license term; and
  • A standard license condition requiring decommissioning and site restoration at the time of license expiration if the option is not exercised.
Visit our Hydrokinetic Energy Pilot Project Licensing Process section.

The conference will take place at:
    Bonneville Power Administration’s Auditorium
    911 N.E. 11th Ave.
    Portland, Oregon

Title : Hydrokinetic Technologies Pilot Project
* Start Time : 10:00 a.m.
End Time : 4:00 p.m.
Location : Portland, OR
Contact : Tim Welch, or
Kristen Murphy
Contact Telephone : 202-502-8760
Registration :
Contact Email : kristen.murphy@ferc.gov
Related Files:
Notice [PDF]
Chairman Kelliher's Statement [PDF]
News Release [PDF]
Supplemental Notice [PDF]
White Paper on Proposed Process [PDF]
Commission Moeller's Statement [PDF]
Presentation [PDF]
Transcript [PDF]
* All times are local