S. 26, Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act

Cost Estimate
April 1, 2013

As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on March 14, 2013

CBO expects that enacting S. 26 would lead to the development of hydropower facilities at the Diamond Fork Project in Utah by a nonfederal entity within a few years, sooner than expected under current law. Based on information from the Bureau of Reclamation, CBO estimates that the federal government would receive payments from the hydropower developer of about $4 million over the 2014-2023 period. Enacting the bill would decrease direct spending (by increasing offsetting receipts); therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. Enacting the bill would not affect revenues.

S. 26 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.