Federal Power Commission


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Federal Power Commission

A former agency of the U.S. federal government that licensed hydroelectric projects on federally owned land and regulated natural gas and interstate electric sales. It was established in 1930 and was replaced by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 1977.
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45) Federal Power Commission, Natural Gas Survey Volume 1 (Washington, DC: U.
Sources: * 1973-September 1977: Federal Power Commission, Form FPC-4, "Monthly Power Plant Report.
50) After an investigation, the Federal Power Commission (FPC) ordered Union to obtain a license based on two findings made by the hearings examiner: First, that the project would affect the downstream navigability of the Black River.
The predecessor of the FPA, the Federal Water Power Act of 1920, consolidated the authority of three federal government agencies over hydroelectric licensing into a newly created Federal Power Commission (FPC).
FERC is an independent regulatory agency within the Department of Energy and is the successor to the Federal Power Commission.
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