The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Nov. 24 went out for 60 days of comment on a March application from Lock Hydro Friends Fund III for a preliminary permit covering three years of exclusivity to do feasibility work on a hydropower project to be located at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Coffeeville Lock and Dam on the Tombigbee River near the town of Coffeeville in Clark and Choctaw counties, Alabama.
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. A license application would be needed to take the project further in the FERC process.
The proposed project would consist of: a 150-foot-long, 25-foot-wide lock frame module containing twelve generating units with a total capacity of 27 MW; a 150-foot-long; 65-foot-wide tailrace; a 50-foot-long, 25-foot-wide switchyard; and a 1-mile-long, 34.5-kV transmission line. The proposed project would have an estimated average annual generation of 153,738 megawatt-hours, and operate as directed by the Corps.
The applicant contact is: Wayne F. Krouse, Hydro Green Energy LLC, P.O. Box 43796, Birmingham, AL 35243, Phone: (877) 556-6566, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Nov. 24 notice.