FERC takes comment on Free Flow Power project in Pa.

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.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.