NRECA and APPA filed comments
on the Department of Energy’s (DOE), Bureau of Reclamation’s, and Army Corps of Engineers’ Draft Action Plan to implement the agencies’ August 24, 2020, Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Federal Hydropower. In finalizing the Draft Action Plan and implementing the MOU thereafter, we urged the agencies to:
- Explicitly include customers in the development and approval of any projects resulting from this MOU.
- Ensure any costs incurred implementing the MOU are non-reimbursable by customers.
- Carefully consider how customers can play a role in MOU projects to assure customer needs are met in any project outcomes.