Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. FERC also reviews proposals to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and interstate natural gas pipelines as well as licensing hydropower projects.  FERC hydropower licenses last for 50 years, which is why it is so important that interested parties engage with the licensing process and voice any concerns.

Resources

Hydropower Licensing – Get Involved: A Guide for the Public

Department of Water Resources California Data Exchange Center PVP data set

Subscribe to FERC’s eLibrary to receive email notifications when documents pertaining to the Potter Valley Project are posted. (Docket # P-77)


FOER Comments & Motions related to Potter Valley Project

FOER Submits Technical Memorandum Re: Geotechnical Concerns at Scott Dam
September 12, 2018

FOER and Conservation Partners Comments on Proposed Study Plans
December 10, 207
Re: PG&E’s Proposed Study Plans for Potter Valley Project Relicensing

FOER and Conservation Partners Comments on Scoping Document 1
Exhibit 1 & 2 ; Appendix A
August 4, 2017
Re: FERC’s Scoping Document 1 for Potter Valley Project Relicensing

FOER Motion to Intervene; Comments
August 15, 2016
Re: Application for Temporary Variance of Minimum Flow Requirement

FOER Motion to Intervene; Comments
June 2, 2015
Re: Application for Temporary Variance of Minimum Flow Requirement

FOER Motion to Intervene
October 29, 2014
Re: Application for Temporary Variance of Minimum Flow Requirement in East Branch Russian River

FOER Motion to Intervene; Comments
January 15, 2014
Comments on Application for Temporary Variance of License Requirement and December 12, 2013 FERC Order Granting Temporary Variance of Minimum Flow Requirements

FOER Comments to DFW & NMFS
October 26, 2011
Urgent Request for Release of Water to Eel River Pursuant to Reasonable and Prudent Alternative, Biological Opinion for the Potter Valley Project

FOER Comments
March 17 2009
Comments on Draft Environmental Assessment for Application of Amendment of License for Diversion of Water at Lake Pillsbury (Potter Valley Project)