The US Congress established the incentive program supporting the expansion of hydropower energy development at existing dams and impoundments
In fiscal year 2017, the Energy Department allocated $6.6 million for this purpose.
Recently, the department made what it calls a "minor" update to its guidance for the program That guidance is located here.
The guidance describes the hydroelectric incentive payment requirements and explains the type of information that owners or authorized operators of qualified hydroelectric facilities must provide the department when applying for hydroelectric incentive
The incentive is available for electric energy generated and sold for a specified 10-year period.
Presently, the department is only accepting applications from owners and authorized operators of qualified hydroelectric facilities for hydroelectricity generated and sold in calendar year 2016.
The application period opens Monday and continues through Sept. 6, 2017.
Applications must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight EDT, September 6, 2017, or they will not be considered timely filed for calendar year 2016 incentive payments.
Requests for additional information should be directed to Timothy Welch, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE–4W), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121, (202) 586–7055 or by email at email@example.com.