Free Flow Power Corp. (FFP) on Oct. 31 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a draft license application on a 17-MW hydroelectric project in Pennsylvania.
FFP wants to develop a project at the Allegheny Lock and Dam No. 2 on the Allegheny River in Allegheny County, Pa. The applicant for this project is FFP Missouri 12 LLC, for which FFP is authorized to act as an agent.
The project will utilize the existing dam owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The project will operate in a run‐of‐river (ROR) mode and, as such, will not alter or adversely affect Corps operations. This is called the Allegheny Lock and Dam No. 2 Hydroelectric Project.
The dam spans the river between the cities of Sharpsburg and Aspinwall, upstream of the city of Pittsburgh. The project is located at river mile 6.7. The project will utilize the existing dam structure, and consists of the addition of a new intake channel, powerhouse, tailrace channel, spillway, substation and transmission line. The project will have an average annual generation of 76.6 GWhrs.
The project will have a new substation located near the powerhouse with a footprint of 50 feet by 60 feet. A new overheard transmission line will follow the existing 19th Street and Main Street to an interconnection point where it will connect the project to an existing distribution line owned by the local utility. It is anticipated that a new transmission line will be 1,265 feet in length with a voltage between 69 and 138 kV, extending from the new substation to the interconnection point. The expected interconnection point is an existing distribution line owned by Duquesne Light.