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Calendar No. 184

116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 859

[Report No. 116–81]


To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize hydroelectric production incentives and hydroelectric efficiency improvement incentives, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 25, 2019

Mr. Gardner introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

September 10, 2019

Reported by Ms. Murkowski, with an amendment

[Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic]


A BILL

To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize hydroelectric production incentives and hydroelectric efficiency improvement incentives, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Reliable Investment in Vital Energy Reauthorization Act” or the “RIVER Act”.

SEC. 2. Hydroelectric production incentives and efficiency improvements.

(a) Hydroelectric production incentives.—Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 15881) is amended—

(1) in subsection (c), by striking “10” and inserting “22”;

(2) in subsection (e)(2), by striking “section 29(d)(2)(B)” and inserting “section 45K(d)(2)(B)”;

(3) in subsection (f), by striking “20” and inserting “32”; and

(4) in subsection (g), by striking “each of the fiscal years 2006 through 2015” and inserting “each of fiscal years 2019 through 2036”.

(b) Hydroelectric efficiency improvement.—Section 243(c) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 15882(c)) is amended by striking “each of the fiscal years 2006 through 2015” and inserting “each of fiscal years 2019 through 2036”.

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Reliable Investment in Vital Energy Reauthorization Act” or the “RIVER Act”.

SEC. 2. Hydroelectric production incentives and efficiency improvements.

(a) Hydroelectric production incentives.—Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 15881) is amended—

(1) in subsection (b), by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following:

“(1) QUALIFIED HYDROELECTRIC FACILITY.—The term ‘qualified hydroelectric facility’ means a turbine or other generating device owned or solely operated by a non-Federal entity—

“(A) that generates hydroelectric energy for sale; and

“(B) (i) that is added to an existing dam or conduit; or

“(ii) (I) that has a generating capacity of not more than 10 megawatts;

“(II) for which the non-Federal entity has received a construction authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, if applicable; and

“(III) that is constructed in a region in which there is inadequate electric service, as determined by the Secretary.”;

(2) in subsection (c), by striking “10” and inserting “22”;

(3) in subsection (e)(2), by striking “section 29(d)(2)(B)” and inserting “section 45K(d)(2)(B)”;

(4) in subsection (f), by striking “20” and inserting “32”; and

(5) in subsection (g), by striking “each of the fiscal years 2006 through 2015” and inserting “each of fiscal years 2019 through 2036”.

(b) Hydroelectric efficiency improvement.—Section 243(c) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 15882(c)) is amended by striking “each of the fiscal years 2006 through 2015” and inserting “each of fiscal years 2019 through 2036”.


Calendar No. 184

116th CONGRESS
     1st Session
S. 859
[Report No. 116–81]

A BILL
To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize hydroelectric production incentives and hydroelectric efficiency improvement incentives, and for other purposes.

September 10, 2019
Reported with an amendment
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