Non-federal entities who develop hydropower resources at Reclamation facilities where Reclamation has authority to develop power, must execute a Lease of Power Privilege. The lease term may extend for up to 40 years. Reclamation has issued a directive and standard for Reclamation's Lease of Power Privilege that outlines the roles, responsibilities and process for obtaining a Lease of Power Privilege.
Authorization of hydropower development at certain facilities owned by the Bureau of Reclamation
Statute or Regulations:
The Town Sites and Power Act of 1906; Reclamation Project Act of 1939 (43 USC 485h); Contributed Funds Act of 1921, 43 U.S.C. sec. 395