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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of updated guidance for the Hydroelectric Production Program under section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The guidance describes the hydroelectric incentive payment requirements and explains the type of information that owners or authorized operators of qualified hydroelectric facilities must provide DOE when applying for hydroelectric incentive payments. This incentive is available for electric energy generated and sold for a specified 10-year period as authorized under the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

To view the recently selected recipients of the FY2019 round of funding, click “FY2019” and then “Selectees” below.

FY2019

Recipients Selected for FY2019 Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

DOE selected 48 recipients for the $6.6 million FY2019 round of funding under section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Qualified facilities were selected based on the number of kilowatt hours generated by the facility in calendar year 2018. The Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program provides funding for projects adding hydroelectric power generating capabilities to existing dams throughout the United States.

FY2018

Recipients Selected for FY2018 of Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

DOE selected 37 recipients for the FY2018 round of funding under section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program provides funding for projects adding hydroelectric power generating capabilities to existing dams throughout the United States. 

FY2017

Recipients Selected for FY2017 of Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

DOE selected 49 recipients for the FY2017 round of funding under section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program provides funding for projects adding hydroelectric power generating capabilities to existing dams throughout the United States. 

FY2016

Recipients Selected for FY2016 of Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

DOE selected 45 recipients for the FY2016 round of funding under section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program provides funding for projects adding hydroelectric power generating capabilities to existing dams throughout the United States. 

FY2015

Recipients Selected for FY2015 of Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

DOE selected 45 recipients for the FY2015 round of funding under section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program provides funding for projects adding hydroelectric power generating capabilities to existing dams throughout the United States. 

FY2014

EPACT Section 242 Comments and DOE Responses

On July 2, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published and requested comment on draft guidance in the Federal Register for implementing Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005). See 79 FR 37733 (July 2, 2014). In many instances, there were common themes among the commenters that were consolidated and summarized in the first pdf below.

The Energy Department accepted feedback on the initial draft guidance in July, 2014 and released revised draft guidance for public comment from Oct. 20-Nov. 4, 2014. The second document below contains the response to comments that were received in regards to a revised draft of the EPAct 2005 Section 242 “Hydroelectric Incentive Program Application Guidance” that was released on October 20, 2014.