The Federal Energy Regularory Commission (FERC) oversees all hydropower projects, and issues licenses for the construction and continuance of hydropower facilities.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission – FERC
Federal Regulatory Commission’s responsibilities include:
- Issuance of licenses for the construction of a new project
- Issuance of licenses for the continuance of an existing project
- Oversight of all ongoing project operations, including dam safety inspections and environmental monitoring.