Summary: H.R.2880 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2880. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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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.