Dam Operation and Licensing
VNRC is focusing most recently on the removal of dams that no longer serve useful purposes. In recent years, there has been some interest in Vermont in resuscitating disused dams to generate hydropower. Rather than promoting the installatation of new generating capacity at non-generating dams, VNRC supports, as a first step, upgrading existing, operating hydroelectric dams to operate more efficiently in order to get more energy out of those facilties. VNRC has a long history of engaging in the relicensing process for existing hydroelectric facilities, and we continue to engage with our many partners in this important process.