What is the purpose of relicensing?
During relicensing, FERC will reassess how the dam affects resources such as water supply, habitat, land, endangered species, recreation, and historical and cultural values. In making its assessment, FERC gives equal consideration to power and non-power uses and makes sure that the new license is consistent with a comprehensive plan for use of affected resources.
How does the licensing process work?
The City will soon file a proposal or pre-application document with FERC to begin the relicensing process. The proposal will provide important details about the dam, surrounding resources, and how we plan to operate under a new license. For more information on the individual steps required, see the timeline below.