Company seeks permit on small hydro project on the Kentucky River

Lock 11 Hydro Partners applied March 4 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a three-year preliminary permit for the proposed Lock 11 Hydroelectric Station project on the Kentucky River in Estill and Madison counties, Ky.

The proposed project would place seven 1250 mm axial flow turbine-generators into the existing abandoned lock chamber at Lock 11 on the Kentucky River. The existing dam and lock chamber were built between 1904 and 1906 and are made of concrete. The lock and dam were put into operation in 1906 and are owned and operated by the Kentucky River Authority.

The combined capacity of the seven turbine-generators would be 2.8 MW. The estimated annual output would be on average 11,000 Megawatt-hours of electricity annually.

A project contact is: David Brown Kinloch, Shaker Landing Hydro Associates, 414 S. Wenzel Street, Louisville, KY 40204, (502) 589-0975,

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