Thursday, February 18, 2016

USA: RAPID is One Stop Shop for Geothermal Regulations and Permitting

RAPID Toolkit is now scheduled for beta testing and NREL will seek feedback (HydroWorld)

In 2014, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) began developing the Regulatory and Permitting Information Desktop (RAPID) Toolkit to act as a hub location from which users can easily and quickly access links to permit documents, processes, best practices, manuals and related information.

The RAPID Toolkit currently hosts information about bulk electricity transmission, geothermal, and solar technologies and is being expanded to include information about developing and permitting hydropower projects.

NREL personnel gave a presentation on the progress of RAPID Toolkit development during the Northwest Hydropower Association’s annual conference held in Portland, Ore., Feb. 16-18. NREL will release the finalized toolkit during HydroVision International 2016, scheduled for July 26-29 in Minneapolis, Minn.