FERC seeks input on permit app for Shenango hydroelectric project in Pennsylvania

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 24 put out for notice an Aug. 11 application from Shenango Dam Hydroelectric Co. LLC for a preliminary permit to study the feasibility of hydropower at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Shenango dam located on the Shenango River, near the Borough of Sharpsburg, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.

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 Shenango Hydroelectric Project would consist of: five bulb turbines/generators having a total installed capacity of 2,500 kilowatts to be installed on the upstream face of the existing dam in five of the seven discharge conduits; a proposed steel equipment building 11 feet wide by 40 feet long housing the switchgear and transformer; and a 400-foot-long, 14.7-kV transmission line extending to the existing FirstEnergy transmission system. The proposed project would have an average annual generation of 10,000 megawatthours.

The applicant contact is: David C. Sinclair, Advanced Hydro Solutions LLC, 3000 Auburn Drive, Suite 430, Beachwood, OH 44122, phone: (216) 472-5581.

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 Sept. 24 notice.

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