Free Flow Power units seek three hydro permits from FERC

Affiliates of Free Flow Power Corp. out of Boston, Mass., applied April 1 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for preliminary permits on three hydro projects in the southeast U.S.

FFP Project 122 LLC applied for a preliminary permit for the proposed Claiborne Lock and Dam Hydroelectric Project in Alabama. This application is made in order that the applicant may secure and maintain priority of licensing for the project while obtaining the data and performing the acts required to determine the feasibility of the project and to support an application for license.

The project will use the existing Claiborne Lock and Dam structure, located on the Alabama River. The project facilities are owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District. The proposed development involves the construction of a new 40.4-MW hydropower facility at the eastern end of the existing Claiborne Lock and Dam. The existing USACE facility consists of an operational lock, and a reinforced concrete dam with six gates.

The project would include a new reinforced concrete powerhouse, 275 feet by 200 feet in plan size, which will be constructed downstream of the new forebay along the right bank facing downstream. Also planned are four horizontal bulb turbine generators, each rated at 10.1 MW.

  • FFP Project 123 LLC applied for a preliminary permit for the proposed Amory Lock and Dam Hydroelectric Project, to be located at the Amory Lock and Dam on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway at river mile 371.1, which is located in Monroe County, Miss. The project will utilize the existing USACE lock and dam that was placed into service in 1979. The Amory project will include a new reinforced concrete powerhouse, 70 feet by 60 feet in plan and one vertical Kaplan turbine generator, rated at 1.5 MW, which will be installed in the new powerhouse.
  • FFP Project 124 LLC wants a preliminary permit for the proposed Red River Lock and Dam No. 1 Hydroelectric Project, which would use the existing Red River Lock and Dam No. 1, located on the Alabama River. The project facilities are owned and operated by the USACE Vicksburg District. The project includes a new reinforced concrete powerhouse and four horizontal bulb turbine generators, each rated at 9.2 MW, for a total project installed capacity of 36.8 MW.

 

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