KC Hydro LLC of New Hampshire on Feb. 2 told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that it does not plan to move forward at this time on licensing five hydroelectric projects in New Hampshire.
The Feb. 2 filing was the sixth and final project update offered under three-year preliminary permits for these projects, which allowed the company exclusive time to look at project feasibility. “During the final six months of the original three-year term of the referenced preliminary permits, I have confirmed that it would not be efficient to proceed with the submission of applications for license or exemption from licensing at the present time, nor is a request for extension of any of these preliminary permits warranted,” said the letter from company representative Kelly Sackheim. “I have concluded sufficient investigations that I may at some future date submit development applications for these sites. I will be monitoring for applications filed in these areas. I would especially welcome being informed of any other party with whom I might collaborate that may take an interest in developing these sites.”
The project sites are:
- Alton Dam on the Merrymeeting River in Belknap County;
- Manchester Goffs Falls Dam, Great Cohas Brook, Hillsborough County
- Nashua Main Street Dam, Salmon Brook, Hillsborough County
- Milton Three Ponds Dam, Salmon Falls River, Strafford County
- Lebanon Mascoma River and Mascoma Lake (two sites), Grafton County
The KC Hydro contact information is: 9240 Corinthian Circle, Sacramento, CA 95826, phone: 301-401-5978, fax: 603-571-5947, www.nh.kchydro.com.