Whitewater Green seeks another FERC permit for 11-MW hydro project in Oregon

Whitewater Green Energy LLC on Jan. 21 filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a successive preliminary permit for the proposed Whitewater Hydroelectric Project, an 11-MW facility in Oregon.

This application was made in order that the applicant may secure and maintain priority of application for a license for the project under while obtaining the data and performing the acts required to determine the feasibility of the project and to support an application for a license.

The location of the proposed project is in Marion and Linn counties in Oregon on Russell Creek and Whitwater Creek. The project would include a powerhouse that will be constructed of concrete block with metal roof. The powerhouse will house one Pelton turbine and generator. The system will operate strictly in “run-of-river” mode. The exact type, number, capacity, and arrangement of the turbine units and proposed structures may be modified after further engineering, design study, and consultation with resource agencies.

The length of a buried interconnection line is approximately 2.25 miles. The transmission line will be buried in the shoulder of the existing access road. The voltage will be 12,000 KVA. The transmission line that Whitewater Green Energy will be tying into was constructed in 1993, is in excellent condition, and has the additional capacity, the application noted. The proposed generator is 11 MW in size and will produce 95,040 MWh/year.

A project contact is: David Harmon P.E., 2532 Santiam Highway, Albany, Oregon 97322, Phone: 541-405-5236, dave@wwgreenenergy.com.

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