Tygart LLC pursues FERC approval for 30-MW hydro project in W.Va.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said in a notice to be published in the May 16 Federal Register that Tygart LLC is seeking an original major license on a 30-MW hydroelectric project in Taylor County, W.Va.

The Tygart Hydroelectric Project would be located at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Tygart Dam on the Tygart River in Taylor County. The project would occupy one acre of federal land managed by the Corps. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time.

The company contact for this project is David Sinclair, President, Advanced Hydro Solutions of Beachwood, Ohio.

The proposed project would consist of the following new facilities: a 15-foot-wide by 21-foot-high steel intake structure; a 270-foot-long penstock which would bifurcate into a 110-foot-long and a 150-foot-long penstock; a 121-foot-long by 99-foot-wide concrete powerhouse; two unequal-sized turbines with a combined capacity of 30 MW; an excavated 60-foot-wide by 160-foot-long tailrace; a 1.54-mile-long transmission line; and a switchyard with appurtenant facilities. The average annual generation is estimated to be 108,600 megawatt-hours.

The proposed project would operate in a run-of-release mode using flows made available by the Corps.

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