Clean Energy and Power

Maintaining and Enhancing Hydroelectricity Incentives

Agency NameDepartment of Energy
Funding Amount$553,600,000.00
Bureau Name Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Funding Mechanism Incentive Payments
New? Yes
Funding Mechanism Incentive Payments

Funding Amount Notes

Period of Availability Available until expended
Recipients Non-Federal owners of qualified hydroelectric facilities
Program Description To make incentive payments to the owners or operators of qualified hydroelectric facilities for capital improvements.
Eligible Uses Payments to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)-licensed hydropower facilities for: (1) Improving grid resiliency; (2) improving dam safety to ensure acceptable performance under all loading conditions (including static, hydrologic, and seismic conditions); and (3) environmental improvements. link
Statutory Location 40333
Federal Cost Share Requirement Not applicable