EPAct 2005 Section 242 Hydro Incentive Program

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of updated guidance for the Energy Policy Act of 2005 program. 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.

FY2019

Accepting Applications: New Round of Hydroelectric Funding Incentive Program

The Energy Department is accepting applications for $6.6 million in the latest round of funding under section 242 of Energy Policy Act of 2005. Qualified facilities will be selected based on the number of kilowatt hours generated by the facility in calendar year 2018. Applications for this new round of funding are due by June 20, 2019.

The Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program provides funding for projects adding hydroelectric power generating capabilities to existing dams throughout the United States. Learn more about the program’s impact on small hydropower developers across the nation.

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.