Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Grants Dietze and Davis Client Soldier Canyon’s Request for Rehearing

Dietze and Davis congratulates our client Soldier Canyon Water Treatment Plant on a favorable decision from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  FERC has granted Soldier Canyon’s Request for Rehearing and reversed FERC Staff’s prior determination that Soldier Canyon’s proposed facility did not meet the requirements of a small conduit facility under the Federal Power Act (FPA).  This decision clears the way for Soldier Canyon to generate clean, renewable hydropower under a licensing exemption at its pre-existing site, provided there are no public objections during the notice period.  The Commission stated its decision in this case “furthers the purpose of the [Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act].”  A big win for a valued Dietze and Davis client and for hydropower developers in the West!