FERC Order Requires PacifiCorp to Remain on for Klamath Dam Removals

September 7, 2020

Argent Communications Group

A recent ruling by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has inserted a new condition on a longstanding plan to demolish four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River in northern California and southern Oregon. Despite the terms of a settlement agreement that called for PacifiCorp, the dams’ current owner and operator, to sever ties—and liability—by transferring its operating license to the group that would oversee the demolition, FERC’s approval of the transfer includes a condition that PacifiCorp remain a co-licensee.

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