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Idaho National Laboratory

Hydropower
Legal and Institutional Aspects

Hydroelectric Regulatory Studies.

This series of reports and report summaries describes and analyzes the hydroelectric regulatory process of various states. They include a discussion of state water law, environmental regulation, hydroelectric construction regulation, state tax, and finance issues. An introductory section explains the relationship of state and Federal hydroelectric regulation. The Federal report provides similar analysis of the role of the Federal Government in the regulation and development of hydroelectric projects. These reports were presented at regional conferences. The conference reports contain the proceedings of the conference.

1980

Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1980, Legal Obstacles and Incentives to the Development of Small-Scale Hydroelectric Potential. NTIS Identification Numbers:

DOE/RA/04934-09 Illinois

DOE/RA/04934-10 Kentucky

DOE/RA/04934-11 Rhode Island

DOE/RA/04934-12 New Hampshire

DOE/RA/04934-13 Delaware

DOE/RA/04934-14 New York

DOE/RA/04934-15 Virginia

DOE/RA/04934-16 New Jersey

DOE/RA/04934-17 Pennsylvania

DOE/RA/04934-18 Maryland

DOE/RA/04934-19 Wisconsin

DOE/RA/04934-20 Maine

DOE/RA/04934-21 Vermont

DOE/RA/04934-22 West Virginia

DOE/RA/04934-23 Connecticut

DOE/RA/04934-24 Massachusetts

DOE/RA/04934-25 Michigan

DOE/RA/04934-26 Ohio

DOE/RA/04934-27 Indiana.

Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1980, Federal Legal Obstacles and Incentives to the Development of the Small-Scale Hydroelectric Potential in the Nineteen Northeastern States, NTIS No. DOE/RA/04934-29.

Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1980, Executive Summary: Legal Obstacles and Incentives to Small-Scale Hydroelectric Development in the Six Middle Atlantic States, NTIS No. DOE/RA/04934-06.

Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1980, Executive Summary: Legal Obstacles and Incentives to the Development of Small-Scale Hydroelectric Potential in the Seven Mid-Western States, NTIS No. DOE/RA/04934-08.

Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1980, Executive Summary: Legal Obstacles and Incentives to the Development of Small-Scale Hydroelectric Potential in the Six New England States, NTIS No. DOE/RA/04934-08.

1979

Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1979, Summary of the New England Conference on Legal and Institutional Incentives to Small-Scale Hydroelectric Development, NTIS No. DOE/RA/04934-03.

Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1979, Preliminary Analysis of Legal Obstacles and Incentives to the Development of Low Head Hydroelectric Power in the Northeastern United States, Energy Law Institute, Concord, New Hampshire, NTIS No.DOE/RA/04924-01.

Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1979, Summary of the Midwest Conference on Small-Scale Hydropower in the Midwest: An Old Technology Whose Time Has Come, NTIC No. DOE/RA/04934-05.

Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1979, Summary of the Mid-Atlantic Conference on Small-Scale Hydropower in the Mid-Atlantic States: Resolution of the Barriers Impeding its Development, NTIS No. DOE/RI/04934-04.

1978

Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1978, Federal Legal Obstacles and Incentives to the Development of the Small-Scale Hydroelectric Potential in the Nineteen Northeastern States: Executive Summary, NTIS No. DOE/RA/04934-41.

Case Study Reports

These case study reports examine the process of development at a particular hydropower site from a regulatory, economic, tax, and finance perspective. The studies examine development by various entities, including private development, municipal development, development at an Army Corps dam, and utility development. A summary report of all five case studies highlights the findings of each report.

Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1980, A Case Study Analysis of Legal and Institutional Obstacles and Incentives to the Potential Hydroelectric Development of High Falls State Park, Georgia, NTIS No. DOE/RA/04934-34.

Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1980, A Case Study Analysis of Legal and Institutional Obstacles and Incentives to the Development of the Hydroelectric Development at the Maxwell Locks and Dam, Pennsylvania, NTIS No.DOE/RA/04934-36.

Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1980, A Case Study Analysis of Legal and Institutional Obstacles and Incentives to the Development of the Hydroelectric Potential at Goose River, Maine, NTIS No. DOE/RA/04934-32.

Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1980, A Case Study Analysis of Legal and Institutional Obstacles and Incentives to the Development of the Cornell Hydro Project at Cornell, Wisconsin, NTIS No. DOE/RA/04934-35.

Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1980, A Case Study Analysis of Legal and Institutional Obstacles and Incentives to the Development of the Hydroelectric Power of the Boardman River at Traverse City, Michigan, NTIS No.DOE/RA/04934-33.

National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, Colorado, and Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1979, Case Studies of the Legal and Institutional Obstacles and Incentives to the Development of Small-Scale Hydroelectric Power: Executive Summary, NTIS No. DOE/RA/23220-01.

Finance, Tax, and Economic Reports

These reports examine the tax and financing issues associated with small-scale hydropower development, including energy tax credit availability and rules, structures for transferring tax benefits, and tax exempt financing. The reports examine these issues for private and municipal development.

A state tax report surveys the hydroelectric and business tax provisions of various states.

Two economic papers survey the development issues of hydropower and examine the theory of monopsony and how it acts to constrain purchase prices for power.

Energy Law Institute, 1981, The Financing of Private Small-Scale Hydroelectric Projects, prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy, NTIS No. DOE/CE/04934-45.

Energy Law Institute, 1981, A Manual for Development of Small-Scale Hydroelectric Projects by Public Entities, Prepared by the Energy Law Institute U.S. Department of Energy, NTIS No. DOE/CE/04934-45.

Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1980, State Taxation of Small-Scale Hydroelectric Facilities in the Nineteen Northeastern United States, NTIS No.DOE/RA/04934-30.

Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1980, Two Economic Papers: (1) Monopsony Power and the Supply of Power From Small Generating Stations (2) A Preliminary Economic Analysis of the Value of Contributions by Small Dams to System Generation Reliability, NTIS No. DOE/RA/04934-42.

Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1978, Fundamental Economic Issues in the Development of Small-Scale Hydro, Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1979. NTIS No. DOE/RA/04934-02.

Reports on Avoided Cost Ratemaking

This series of reports examines the initial implementation of Section 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) by various state public utility commissions. The reports highlight the various legal, policy, and economic issues addressed by the particular regulatory commission. The reports also examine any state laws modeled after PURPA and their relationship to the Federal law. Each report contains annotations of the PURPA rulemaking, which highlight the various interpretations of the rule by state commissions. Developer handbooks contain this information as well as information on the various electric utilities within the state.

Energy Law Institute, Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1982, Developer Handbook for Section 210 of PURPA. NTIS Nos.:

DOE/RA/04934-T2 Montana

DOE/RA/04934-T11 Georgia

DOE/RA/04934-T12 New Hampshire

DOE/RA/04934-T17 New York

DOE/RA/04934-T18 Arkansas

DOE/RA/04934-T19 Oregon

DOE/RA/04934-T21 Vermont

DOE/RA/04934-T23 Massachusetts

DOE/RA/04934-T24 North Carolina

DOE/RA/04934-T25 TVA

DOE/RA/04934-T26 Maine

DOE/RA/04934-T27 Connecticut

DOE/RA/04934-T28 Pennsylvania

DOE/RA/04934-T29 Virginia

DOE/RA/04934-T31 Colorado

DOE/RA/04934-T33 Rhode Island.

Energy Law Institute, Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1982, Public Utility Commission Manuals for Section 210 of PURPA. NTIS Numbers:

DOE/RA/04934-T3 New York

DOE/RA/04934-T4 Vermont

DOE/RA/04934-T5 Rhode Island

DOE/RA/04934-T6 Pennsylvania

DOE/RA/05934-T7 Arkansas

DOE/RA/04934-T8 Virginia

DOE/RA/04934-T10 Georgia

DOE/RA/04934-T13 Oregon

DOE/RA/04934-T14 North Carolina

DOE/RA/04934-T15 Massachusetts

DOE/RA/04934-T16 Colorado

DOE/RA/04934-T20 Maine

DOE/RA/04934-T22 Connecticut

DOE/RA/05934-T30 Montana

DOE/RA/04934-T32 New Hampshire.

Project Monitor Reports

This series of reports reviews on a regular basis the recent developments in the area of small scale hydropower development. The topic areas include FERC activities, Environmental Regulation Federal Resource Agencies, State Electric Utility Regulatory Agencies, and Tax and Finance Issues.

ELI Corporation, 1986, Small Scale Hydropower Program Legal and Institutional Aspects, Project Monitor Report, NTIS No. DOE/ID-10133-3.

ELI Corporation, 1986, Small Scale Hydropower Program Legal and Institutional Aspects, Project Monitor Report, NTIS No. DOE/ID-10133-2.

ELI Corporation, 1986, Small Scale Hydropower Program Legal and Institutional Aspects, Project Monitor Report, NTIS No. DOE/ID-10133-1.

ELI Corporation, 1985, Small Scale Hydropower Program Legal and Institutional Aspects, Project Monitor Report, NTIS No. DOE/ID-10133.

Energy Law Institute, 1985, Small Scale Hydropower Program Legal and Institutional Aspects, Project Monitor Report, NTIS No.DOE/RA/04934-2.

Energy Law Institute, Franklin Pierce Law Center, January 1985, Small Scale Hydropower Program Legal and Institutional Aspects, Project Monitor Reports, NTIS No. DOE/RA 04934-1.

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