H.R.2880 - Promoting Closed-Loop Pumped Storage Hydropower Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9] (Introduced 06/12/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce | Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 115-458|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 12/13/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2880 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/12/2017)
Promoting Closed-Loop Pumped Storage Hydropower Act
This bill amends the Federal Power Act to authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to issue and amend licenses and preliminary permits for closed-loop pumped storage projects (in which the upper and lower reservoirs do not impound or directly withdraw water from navigable waters, or that are not continuously connected to a naturally flowing water feature).
Before issuing such a license, FERC must assess the safety of existing dams and other structures related to the project, including the possible consequences of project failures.