FERC seeks input on 6-MW hydro project in Oklahoma

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an Aug. 4 notice about an application from Wister Power LLC for a preliminary permit to study the feasibility of a hydropower project to be located at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Wister Lake on the Poteau River near the town of Poteau in LeFlore County, Okla.

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: five 48 inch-diameter, 300-foot-long steel penstocks; five inline generation units with a total capacity of 6 MW; a switchyard on the south bank adjacent to the dam; and a 1-mile-long, 15-kV transmission line. The project would have an average annual generation of 16,000 megawatt-hours and operate utilizing surplus water from the Wister Lake, as directed by the Corps.

The applicant contact is: Magnús Jóhannesson, Wister Power LLC, 46 Peninsula Center, Suite E, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274. (310) 699-6400.

The deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications is 60 days from the issuance of the Aug. 4 notice.

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