FERC seeks comment on permit app for Alaska hydroelectric project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission put out for comment on Dec. 2 a Nov. 6 application from Yedatene Na LLC for a preliminary permit to study the feasibility of the Jack River Dam Hydroelectric Project, to be located on the Jack River near Cantwell in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska.

The sole purpose of a three-year preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. The project reservoir utilizes 286 acres of land owned by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

The project would include: a 75-foot long, 125-foot-wide powerhouse with two Francis turbine units rated for 2.1 MW each or 4.2 MW total at 250 feet of net head a 20-foot-wide, 20-foot-deep, 25-foot-long concrete tailrace emptying into the Jack River; and an 8,000-foot-long, 15-kV transmission line tying into the existing substation northwest of the project.

The applicant contact is: Brent L. Smith, Manager, Northwest Power Services Inc., P.O. Box 872316, Wasilla, AK 99687; phone: (907) 414-8223.

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 this Dec. 2 notice.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.