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H.R. 2880 (115th): Promoting Closed-Loop Pumped Storage Hydropower Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 2880 promotes closed-loop pumped storage hydropower development by establishing an expedited licensing process that will result in a final decision on an application in two years or less. The legislation also requires the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to hold a workshop to explore potential opportunities for development of closed-loop pumped storage projects at abandoned mine sites.

Pumped storage projects move water between two reservoirs located at different elevations (i.e., an upper and lower reservoir) to store energy and generate electricity. Generally, when electricity demand is low (e ...

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Morgan Griffith

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 9th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2017
Length: 7 pages
Introduced:

Jun 12, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

S. 3021: America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 23, 2018. (compare text)

History

Jun 12, 2017
 
Introduced

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Oct 26, 2017
 
Considered by Energy

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Dec 6, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Dec 11, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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Dec 12, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 2880 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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