Legislation to improve the regulatory framework for hydropower development continued moving forward on Capitol Hill today, bolstered by testimony provided by our own Director of Customer Service, Andrew Munro.
While speaking on behalf of the National Hydropower Association and Grant PUD, Andrew encouraged changes in regulation that would allow faster licensing of hydropower projects. “…The Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act is an immediate step forward that Congress can take to improve regulatory efficiency and tap into our nation’s undeveloped renewable energy resources in a pro-active and balanced approach,” he testified.
Andrew’s participation in this hearing furthers the commitment by our commission to support hydropower on a local, regional and national basis. We continue to support any effort that helps more people understand that hydropower is a renewable resource that employs American workers. Growth in the hydropower industry means employment for more Americans.
The National Hydropower Association distributed this press release today.