The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Nov. 8 put out for comment a Sept. 9 application from Mid-Atlantic Hydro LLC for a preliminary permit on a 7.9-MW hydro project in Kansas.
The company wants under the permit to study the feasibility of the Tuttle Creek Hydroelectric Project, to be located on Big Blue River in the city of Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas. 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 consist of: a new 350-foot-long, 16-foot-diameter steel penstock; a new 100-foot-long, 50-foot-wide concrete powerhouse, containing one 7.9-MW turbine generator unit; a new 2.8-mile-long, 25-kV transmission line; an existing 860-foot-long, 20-foot-diameter horseshoe conduit; and a new 40-foot-long, 50-foot-wide switchyard connecting to the existing Weststar Substation.
The estimated annual generation of the Tuttle Creek Project would be 30,500 megawatt-hours per year.
The applicant contact is: Kristina Johnson, Mid-Atlantic Hydro LLC, 5425 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 600, Chevy Chase, MD 20815; phone (301) 718-4432.
The deadline for filing comments, or competing applications, is 60 days from Nov. 8.