The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said in a July 3 notice that it is taking comment and any offers of competing interest on a May 20 preliminary permit application from FFP Project 133 LLC for a 25-MW hydro project in Pennsylvania.
Under the application, this Free Flow Power affiliate is proposing to study the feasibility of the Dashields Lock and Dam Hydroelectric Project, to be located at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Dashields Lock and Dam on the Ohio River in Allegheny County, Pa.
The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term.
The proposed project would include:
- a new powerhouse 200 feet wide by 200 feet long;
- five horizontal bulb turbine-generators each rated at 5 MW;
- a new substation 40 feet wide by 60 feet long; and
- a new 69-kV transmission line approximately 2 miles long from the new substation to an existing substation.
The estimated annual generation of the Dashields Project would be 120 gigawatt-hours.