The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, responding to a Feb. 3 application from ECOsponsible Inc., issued a three-year preliminary permit to study the feasibility of the proposed Caughdenoy Lock Hydro Project.
This facility would be located on the Oneida River near the Town of Clay in Onondaga County, New York. The proposed project would consist of: an existing abandoned steam ship canal at the Caughdenoy dam; three turbines for a total installed capacity of 3 MW; and a new 50-foot-long transmission line from the powerhouse to an existing 15-kV grid connection point located adjacent to county Highway #33.
The estimated annual generation of the Caughdenoy Project would be 13,446 megawatt-hours. There are no federal or state lands associated with the project.
During the course of the permit, the commission expects that the permittee will carry out prefiling consultation and study development leading to the possible development of a license application.