Mid-Atlantic Hydro LLC filed on Dec. 1 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an application for a preliminary permit on a 2.5-MW hydro project on the Muskingum River in Muskingum County, Ohio.
The permit would allow the company three years of exclusivity to look at the feasibility of the Ellis Hydroelectric Project, which would be located on the existing Ellis Lock and Dam owned by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The company proposes five, 500-kW turbines for this project, for a total capacity of 2.5 MW. A 150-foot, 69-kV transmission line would connect the project to an existing substation.
Mid-Atlantic Hydro said it expects to file a final license application with FERC for this project in the fourth quarter of 2017, and hopes to get this preliminary permit approved by February 2015.