FERC seeks input on Twain Resources hydroelectric project in California

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Jan. 14 went out for comment on an August 2015 application from Twain Resources LLC for a preliminary permit proposing to study for up to three years the feasibility of the Scheelite Water Power Project, to be located along Pine Creek near the City of Bishop in Inyo County, California.

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 proposed project would consist of: an intake receiving the water discharge from the Tungstar Redux Water Power Project; an 18-inch-diameter, approximately 6,500-foot-long steel penstock; a powerhouse containing a single 810-kW impulse turbine and an 840 kilovolt-ampere generator; a new substation at the powerhouse; and an approximately 600-foot-long, 12-kV transmission line connecting the substation to an existing 12-kV transmission line. The estimated annual generation would be 4,860 megawatt-hours.

The applicant contact is: Doug Hicks, 280 Floreca Way, Reno, Nevada 89511, phone (775) 997-3429.

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 Jan. 14 notice.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.