FERC takes input on permit app for 9-MW hydro project in W.Va.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an Aug. 30 notice that it is taking comment on a March 1 preliminary permit application from Sutton Hydroelectric Co. LLC for a 9.2-MW hydro project in West Virginia.

The company is proposing to study the feasibility of the Sutton Hydroelectric Project, to be located at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sutton Dam, on the Elk River, in Sutton, Braxton County, W. Va.

The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder exclusive priority to file a license application during the three-year permit term.

The proposed project would utilize the existing Sutton Dam and would consist of: a proposed powerhouse containing three generating units with a total capacity of 9.2 MW; a 12-foot-diameter penstock; a proposed 4,000-foot-long, 138-kV transmission line; a tailrace, and appurtenant facilities. The project would have an estimated average annual generation of 36.0 gigawatt-hours.

The applicant contact is: David Sinclair, President, Advanced Hydro Solutions LLC, 3000 Auburn Drive, Suite 430, Beachwood, OH 4122-4340; phone: (216) 472-5581.

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