FERC seeks comment on permit app for 3-MW hydro project in Kansas

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on May 8 went out for comment on an April 21 application from Mid-Atlantic Hydro LLC for a preliminary permit to study the feasibility of the 3-MW Milford Hydroelectric Project, to be located on the Republic River near Junction City in Geary County, Kansas.

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 project would consist of: a bifurcation structure connecting to the end of an existing concrete horseshoe-shaped conduit serving as the outlet for the Milford Dam Reservoir; a penstock extending from the bifurcation to the powerhouse; a concrete powerhouse located downstream of the existing Milford Dam and adjacent to the south abutment, containing two 1.5-MW Francis turbine generating units; concrete tailrace directing flows from the powerhouse back to the existing stilling basin; a 12.7-kV transmission line to a distribution line belonging to the local electric cooperative; and switchyard containing a three-phase step-up transformer, protective equipment, and metering.

The estimated annual generation of the Milford Project would be 15,000 megawatt-hours.

The applicant contact is: Juan Kimble, President, Mid-Atlantic Hydro LLC, 5425 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 600, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, phone: (301) 718-4496.

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 May 8 notice.

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